Fun Things to do to Fight Boredom
It’s normal to get bored once in awhile, and this will often happen unexpectedly, if you’ve had a friend cancel plans or don’t need to do that shift at school or class at university.
Here are some fun things to do to fight boredom:
If you’re bored, the longer you take to decide what to do, the more unmotivated you can become. This is never a good thing, so your first step should be to try to find a way to be active. Heading to the gym or out for a run is a great way to fight boredom and get those endorphins flowing.
Now is also a great time to make the decision to work on your health. If you’ve noticed that the weight has been creeping in, committing to a workout plan can ensure that you tone up, improve your self confidence, and get healthier. Don’t want to go to the gym? There are some excellent resources online, such as pilates videos, Insanity with Shaun T, yoga, and more. If you struggle to find exercise that you enjoy, consider becoming more goal-orientated and signing up for a 5km run, deciding to learn to dance, or signing up for martial arts classes.
The internet has opened up so many ways for us to beat boredom. There are many different games available online, and for people who like the idea of using their free time to make a little money, you can play online, and still have the chance to win big.
Whether you like to gamble online or you’re more of a crossword fan, you’re guaranteed to find something that will keep you occupied for a few hours.
Be a Bookworm
If you haven’t yet discovered a love for reading, now is your chance. Reading is free, fun, and if you don’t yet have a type of book in mind, there are plenty of lists online that can get you started. Like a bit of mystery? Gone Girl is for you. Prefer fantasy and kick-ass heroines? Karen Marie Moning has you covered. See if you can find a series of books that have a few already released so you can download them and read them one after the other- you’re guaranteed to be burning the midnight oil while you turn the pages to see what happened late at night.
It’s true that staying in has become the new going out, but when you spend time with friends, you’ll usually remember how much you like socialising. Even if it’s last minute, sending a message to a few people to see if they’re free to go see a movie, go for a walk or grab a bite to eat is a good way to conquer boredom, have a few laughs, and find out what’s new in the lives of your closest friends and family members.
Don’t feel like leaving the house? Send a few Facebook messages to catch up with your closest friends and hear the gossip.