Okay, so you’re on holiday from classes or you’ve got a few days off work. Or maybe you just decided you need a sudden vacation and some free time. But what do you do with it? Boredom can be frustrating, irritating, and makes you feel like you’re wasting your precious, limited time on doing nothing but sitting around. It can make you feel overwrought and nervous. You want to do something useful, or fun, or something that matters. So here are some ideas for when you’re totally out of ideas!
1) Get A Massage
Often, work can be really hard to handle and you might feel like you never catch a break. You’re physically exhausted and mentally drained. So book in a massage at a spa or call a massage therapist to your home – you don’t even have to leave the house if you don’t want to. You’ll feel a lot more relaxed and it might help to reduce any aches and pains that you might have. It’s money well spent if it helps you feel better.
2) Start A Bullet Journal
Bullet journaling is one of those trends that is here to stay. A lot of people think it’s a waste of time but many consider it a good tool to increase productivity. Not only can you map out your daily, weekly, and monthly activities, you can also monitor your emotions, habits, health or sleep, hobbies, and anything else you want really. If you have an artistic bent of mind, this is a particularly satisfying hobby. Check out some spreads to see if anything sparks your imagination. A lot of people love filling in their bullet journals, so grab a blank notebook and get journalling!
3) Do A Closet Declutter
When’s the last time you had a good long look in your closet? Sure you dump clean clothes there and pick out outfits every day, but there’s a lot in there you haven’t examined for ages. You can dedicate a whole day to cleaning out your closet. Pick out the clothes you finally have to say goodbye to, so you’ll have more space. There might be pieces in there you can wear that you just forgot about, or clothes that’ll fit you perfectly with just a bit of alteration. Or even clothes that you don’t like anymore but can donate, or give to family and friends. You’ll feel much better when your closet is neat and tidy and no longer crammed with useless things.
4) Go To A Local Attraction
Our lives are so busy that we often forget there’s lots to see in the places we live in. If you live in a city, chances are there’s some park, museum, art fair, exhibition, or cultural attraction you’ve been meaning to go to but never went to. Take this time to find something that you would like to see, and instead of putting it off till next week, just go! You can even take a friend with you.
5) Sign Up For A Class
If you’ve got large blocks of free time to kill, you can sign up for an evening class, or a short course. Maybe something that you’ve always been interested in, but always thought you’d get to later, or never had time for before. You can try to learn a new language or how to play an instrument, or take a pottery class, or a self-defence class. You could even try a specific sport like tennis or cricket and play on a team, which would be a great way to meet new people.
There’s a lot of good causes in the world, and a lot of people need to help out. Find an organisation in your area and volunteer! You can teach underprivileged children, or work with animals, or raise money for a good cause. Most NGOs need volunteers and are happy to have people who can give time.
7) Listen To A Podcast
Podcasts are very popular nowadays and you can always listen to them while doing small chores. Take your pick from true crime to comedy, lifestyle to politics; there’s a lot out there. You could also listen to audiobooks.
8) Start A Garden
If you’ve got the space and the passion, why not? A garden can be a great endeavour to start, and it’ll become a personal project. You can grow herbs in your own garden and use them in your food, and plants make great gifts for other people. Also, you can grow flowers and liven up your living space.
So what are you waiting for? Be bored no longer, go do stuff!