20 Things to Do When You’re Bored Out of Your Mind

If anyone understands boredom it is me. I am a second-semester college senior who has an extremely light courseload and way too much downtime. So here are 20 fun (and cheap) things to do when boredom is getting the best of you.

Clean your room I mean why not? You’re sitting around anyway why not be productive.

Read a book I love reading and it’s an amazing way to pass the time. Check out some of my favorite reads here.

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Work on your hobby Whether it’s blogging, a Youtube channel, knitting, or painting this a great time to improve at your hobby or just get back to what you enjoy.

Start a new Netflix series There is literally ALWAYS something new to watch or Netflix. My personal recommendations? On My Block or One Day at a Time

Do a ton of Buzzfeed quizzes This is a personal favorite of mine. Why not take this opportunity to find out what kind of cheese you are based on your taste in movies?

Try a new recipe You know you have something saved on Pinterest you’d love to try.

Take a nap Another personal favorite because who doesn’t love a nap.

Write a book I mean why not? Who knows you might have a best seller on your hands.


Journal It’s a great way to clear your head and work through your emotions. 10/10 would recommend.

Face mask Skincare is always a good decision.

Watch Youtube videos Catch up on your favorite vlogs, watch a makeup tutorial, or even a movie review.

Listen to a podcast Podcasts are always a great way to pass the time. Check out a few of my favorites here.

Exercise Get your summer body ready instead of just tweeting about it!


Plan a vacation It’s a great way to set a goal of traveling for yourself and getting excited to explore the world

Go for a walk Enjoy nature and the fresh air!

Organize something in your home It could be your kitchen, bathroom, or closet just put together a neater system for everything.

Learn a language Duolingo is a great app to help you do this.

Call your family When was the last time you called your favorite aunt.

Throw yourself a dance party Put on your favorite song and dance around like no one’s watching, because nobody is.

Clean your makeup brushes Be honest with me, when was the last time you did this?


And that is 20 things to do when you’re bored! Let me know what you like to do when you’re bored in the comments.

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