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Things to do when you’re bored

Are you bored, I’m not. I’m too busy doing interesting stuff to be bored. 🙂
For everyone else who’s bored. take a look at this bumper list of pointless timewasters and relieve the monotony of your life a small bit.

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

1,137 replies on “Things to do when you’re bored”

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. Look up urban legends, and/or ghost stories in your town. Investigate!

2. If you live in a city with public transport (bus, train, subway), plan a trip using the transit system. Take some friends along for company, or just enjoy the ride and people-watch!

3. Get yourself a roll of quarters and find a video arcade.

4. Strike up a conversation with a total stranger.

5. Learn to tie sailors’ knots.

6. Volunteer. It’s fun and you’ll get good karma. :o)

7. Hang out with old people. They have great stories and sometimes need the company.

8. Perform random acts of kindness.

9. Find out all the great touristy places in your city. Now spend the day being a tourist!

10. Try geocaching.

11. Check out the local art scene. Attend a gallery opening.

12. Become a babysitter and have fun playing with a child – everyone needs to engage in an epic light saber battle every once in awhile!

13. Try to beat 20Q.

14. Go fly a kite.

15. Give yourself a facial. Or a total make-over.

16. Try brewing your own beer. Or make your own wine.

17. Google everyone you knew in high school.

18. If you like building, making, and/or creating things, find something on Instructables to make.

19. Check out a sketchy ethnic restaurant in your area. You might find a gem or you might get food poisoning. Either way, it’s the stuff stories are made of. Plus, you’ll be able to say “I know this great little _____ place.”

20. Take all the cushions off your couch and some blankets from your bed and build a fort.

21. Be someone else for a few hours. Put on a hat, fake beard and eyeglasses and walk around town.

22. Go for a walk. Explore your neighborhood. You’re bound to find gardens, shops, restaurants, art, or other random bits of wonderfulness you didn’t even know were there.

23. Choose a movie to see based on the roll of the dice. Open a newspaper or web browser to your local movie listings. Roll the dice. If, for example, you roll a three, go see the third movie in the listings.

24. Read a book. Try one that someone has recommended but that you wouldn’t normally choose for yourself. You might be pleasantly surprised.

25. Start a blog.
Learn to play a musical instrument. Take up the ukulele.

27. Spend some time browsing in the public library.

28. Have coffee in a bookstore. Sit in one of their super-comfy armchairs. Read one of their books.

29. Window shop. Or, shop for windows. Whichever.

30. Go to a gun range and try out some rental pistols.

31. Interview someone. Local history organizations often need people to conduct interviews and transcribe oral histories that might otherwise be lost.

32. Document your day in photographs.

33. Treat yourself to a manicure. Or a pedicure.

34. Grab a partner and hit the racquetball or tennis court.

35. Facebook-stalk people from your past.

36. Try the assignments at Learning to Love You More.

37. Release a book into the wild.

38. Get yourself a fake buddy.

39. Exchange postcards with a stranger.

40. Order something from The Something Store.

41. Wash your dog. Try washing your cat.

42. Cut out photos and paste them on Popsicle sticks. Have a puppet show.

43. Learn to peel a banana with your feet.

44. Have a movie marathon. Watch all the Lord of the Rings movies. Or all of the Star Wars films. Or the Indiana … you get the idea.

45. Turn on the T.V., put it on mute and make up dialogue. Or mute the TV and play music. It’s funny to see how the music “matches up” with what’s happening on-screen.

46. Go dumpster diving and see what you can find.

47. Make faces at strangers to make them laugh.

48. Take your TV outside. While you’re at it, take your favorite comfy chair or couch outside too!

49. Watch kids play – and then join in.

50. Sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.
51. Skip rather than walk.

52. Join the summer reading program at your local library. Who cares if it’s just for kids?

53. Plant a garden. Or some potted plants.

54. Pack a fun lunch and go to the park. Play Frisbee.

55. Decorate blank t-shirts.

56. Set up a Slip ‘N Slide in your back yard. Invite the whole neighborhood!

57. Spend a day at the beach.

58. Make lemonade from lemons.

59. Set up a hammock in your yard. Use it!

60. Make your own ice cream.

61. Create a masterpiece on your driveway with sidewalk chalk.

62. Have a water balloon fight. Or a sponge ball fight.

63. Help produce the 1 Second Film.

64. Watch presentations on slideshare.

65. Write a one-sentence story.

66. Learn how to make raspberry jam, how to make fortune cookies, how to fix a bicycle chain, how to start a small business, and more!

67. Visit a museum. Or visit an online museum.

68. Go bowling.

69. Blow bubbles.

70. Build a campfire and make s’mores. Or banana boats.

71. Decorate a pair of flip-flops.

72. Gather some old dry bread crusts and feed the birds. Or go to a lake or pond and feed the ducks.

73. Go on a hike.

74. Research your family tree.
76. Start a scrapbook.

77. Learn to crochet. Or knit.

78. Star gaze. Or visit a science center or planetarium.

79. Lie on the grass and look at cloud shapes.

80. Build a sandcastle.

81. Plant a tree.

82. Bake cookies. Put them in pretty containers and deliver them to your friends.

83. Rent a projector, hang a white sheet in your backyard and have a backyard movie night.

84. Have a pillow fight.

85. Clean up trash in a local park. Or pick up trash on your block.

86. Paint your bedroom a new color.

87. Learn to juggle.

88. Start a collection.

89. Record a funny new greeting for your voice mail.

90. Buy part of the moon.

91. Make deep-fried Twinkies.

92. Glue money to the floor and watch people try to pick it up.

93. Go into a building and set all the clocks ahead one hour (or behind, if you’re really bold).

94. Write a novel.

95. Build things out of cans of food. Donate them to a food bank afterwards.

96. Watch a familiar DVD dubbed in a foreign language.

97. Learn a new language. Or learn sign language!

98. Write a letter to a friend. On paper! Don’t forget to mail it.

99. Clean out your closet.

100. Rearrange your furniture.

101. Make a list. (Maybe a list of things to do when you’re bored!)

hope this helps

Err… i really like ur ideas but im too young to do most of it and I’ve watched all the lord of the rings movies i know how to do sailors knots ( cuz my dads got a boat) I have a kite but my mum or dad don’t reallytake me places that u can fly a kite my rooms too small for a closet so i have draws (but thats like a job my mum would make me do it as a job)BUT THANKS FOR THE HELP I’LL FIND SOMETHING IN THAT LONG LIST I CAN DO!!!!! (hopefully) 🙂

Does number 3 even exist? As for number 4, I walked up beside someone once, wrapped my arm around their shoulder and pulled them real close to me, and screamed out “Shake that money maker, Girlfriend!” while bouncing my hips against hers.

They laughed and became my best friend. ._. Too bad she moved.

i think that bella has just shown off and no it dnt help ! 🙁 im bored of you now !

wayyyy your all boring i aint just make birthday cards or make something with your mind think outside of the box see what i mean 😉 🙂

Blink wildly and then close your eyes really tight for an interesting light show
(Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)
See a variety of blobs, stars and flashes. Try to make out shapes and see if your subconscious is trying to send you a message (perhaps that funny shape is saying, ‘send all your money to urban75.com’?)

See how long you can hold a note
(Amusement Potential: 4-20 minutes)
Not that much fun, but it sure passes the time. Play with a friend, or try to beat your own personal best. Inhale deeply and then try and make a noise for as long as you can. Earn extra points for making your partner laugh or ending on an amusing note.

Try to not think about penguins
(Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)
This is especially hard, because by trying too much, you remember what you were trying to avoid thinking of. If you try too little, you end up thinking about penguins anyway.

Use your secret mind power
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Pick a passing by and try to use your mind power to command them do something, like drop their bag or knock into someone. The law of averages dictates that sooner or later one of your mind commands will come true, so you can convince yourself that you really have super human powers and waste even more time trying them out.

Pretend you’re a robot
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Walk down the street with mechanical movements, adding ‘zzzzzt’ sounds with each motion. Pretending to have a motor broken in, say, your left hand can add at least 30 seconds more entertainment.

Scratch yourself
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Go ahead, scratch yourself now. Even if nothing itches, go ahead. Doesn’t that feel pretty good?

Rate passers by
(Amusement Potential: 10-15 minutes)
Secretly award passers by marks out of ten as you go along, offering (unsaid) expert criticism over their clothing, hairstyle and footwear choices.

Repeat the same word over and over until it loses its meaning
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Pick a random word out of a magazine and say it aloud to yourself until it becomes a meaningless set of noises.

Pinch yourself
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
What is pain? Why is it unpleasant? There’s nothing physical about it – it’s all in your mind. Plus, after pinching yourself for awhile, boredom will seem nice next to being in pain.

Try to swallow your tongue
(Amusement Potential: 1-2 minutes)
There’s not much to say about this one. It is possible, but really stupid.

Pretend to be a car
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Make appropriate revving noises in your head as you walk along and add a racing commentary as you pass strangers in the street. Use blinking eyes as indicators for extra authenticity.

Make Star Trek door noises
(Amusement Potential: 1-2 minutes)
Stand by an electric door to a bank or something and make that silly “Scccccccchwop” sound heard whenever people popped on to the bridge to hang with Captain Kirk.

Look at something for awhile, shut eyes, study after image
(Amusement Potential: 2-5 minutes)
Another great time waster. It takes about 30 seconds of staring to create an after image, and the image is then viewable for about the same length of time. Fun to combine this one with pushing on your eyes.

Get yourself as nauseated as possible
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Best achieved by looking straight up and spinning around. Try to be so dizzy you can’t even stand up. This is also entertaining due to the “makes boredom seem a lot better” effect (see “Hurt Yourself”).

Invent a weird twitch
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Adopt a bizarre twitch (e.g. flicking your head irregularly, twitching with eye or busting out sporadic cough noises) and try it out when you go shopping.

Make a low buzzing noise
(Amusement Potential: 15-30 minutes)
Hours of fun in libraries! Keeping a totally straight face and looking nonchalant, make a low pitch humming/buzzing noise and see who reacts.

1.txt a random
2.throw ur phone at a wal
3.talk to a stranger
4.wax
5.die ur hair orange
6.scare a red head
7.make up a forward
9.do th opisity oe what the teacher says
10.plan a trip to the moon
11.sneak out
12.get otp
13.flash on msn
14.play tetris
15.et phone home
16.say hi to your mum for me
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why wudd u even want to do number 2? and number 5?
i can’t really do number 10!!!
and no i won’t do number 16???
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go get bichnoculars and spy on your nebaghiers and wait till they leave and go knock on the door.

you people are so stupid . how about you go get a job and do something with your lives !!!!!!!!!!!! and speak proper english next time .. ya dumb shit

1. take up a hobby during your spare time, for example, running, football, skateboarding, cycling etc…

2. go to a museum/gallery/exhibition
(‘a curious mind is a great mind’, right?)

3. purchase a book you wouldn’t dream of reading, and actually read it (might discover a few things)

4. volunteer work
(sounds depressing i know but looks good on a cv or application)

5. rearrange you surroundings, helps to refresh your mind

6. planning, preparing and proceeding

7. have a journal, write down all the things that you have done each day, good or/and bad, then write how you feel about the parts of your day
(which i call a reflection journal, and relieves stress plus regularises the mind)

8. rustle up fine tasteful dishes
(boost your cooking skills and use the internet to assist in making awesome meals)

9. documentaries can past the time
(learning is brilliant to improve mentality and it swallows up so much time)

…and for my final which i highly recommend

10. Ask some one on a date or as an acquaintance
(by socialising with someone who you like or you don’t fully know helps you to socialise in the future when you meet people)

I hope this takes up your bored time
Do something constructive to buy time
Have fun

here’s some thing you can do

1.go on a hike
2.go out with some of your friends
3.go bowling
4.make a skate board out of wood an sand paper an 4 wheels
5.play a game you like on your game systems
6.watch your favorite shows when there on
7.clean the when parents are gone an they’ll be proud of you an you might be able to go some where
8.do home work or study for next year an you wont half to do papers over
9.make a book
10.take a bag an fill it with bandaid’s an tissues an if someone gets hurt you can help them up
11.when you see a help wanted sign go in the buisnees to see if you can get the job
12.when some little kids get into a fight break It up
13.walk people’s dog an don’t ask for any money back
14.do what your parent’s an older brother an sister’s say to do
15.pick up the house with out told

I know I have temper problems an you might to but everyone can work together an you wont be bored

what is it wit u health nuts and goody-goody’s i dont get it u ppls irritate me i walked in a health food store and the had healthy junk food i lost 5 pounds just looking at the stuff.

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drop ur books next to him and if he helps you pick them up talk to him. or if he stands and laughs at u he would be what i call an a-hole

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