Are you feeling stuck in a boring routine? I guess, you’ve just finished binge-watching “The Rain” or another trending Netflix series; scrolled down your social feeds for, like, a hundred time; but you are still BORED out of your mind. So, what can you do when your life is EXTRA boring?
The feeling of boredom is certainly a happiness-killer. It is also a sign that you need a change. You need something to happen right now before you’ve lost your sanity. This is a phenomenon that you’ll also face when you start living alone for the first time. The bad news is, you can’t have exciting things happen all the time. The good news is, you can make exciting things happen sometimes.
If you are feeling bored, it can actually be a good thing. It means you have the opportunity to focus on you, to concentrate on what is important to you. You can take a few moments to relax and do something you wouldn’t be able to do if your life was super dynamic.
What if dynamics is what you’re lacking in? YOU are in control of your life, so you can spice it up a little bit. Watching series all day long is comfortable, getting lost in IGTV videos is easy. At one point, though, it gets boring. So instead of spending hundreds of hours in front of your laptop, why don’t you go offline? Opt for a relaxing hobby or a fun activity that keeps your mind occupied. Go for a long walk or teach yourself a new skill. As little as these changes might seem, they can make a huge difference.
Each day may not be legen-wait-for-it-dary. If you choose to take charge, you can still enjoy your time and be happy. All you need to turn a super boring day into a joyful one is changing your mindset. Your life can be as exciting as you make it. You are the creator of your own life. Instead of scrolling down your Instagram feed and watching other people supposedly having fun, go and enjoy the moment.
Here’s a list of things to do when bored out of your mind
Netflix and social media won’t do when it comes to making your life less boring. I put together a selection of things you can do when you are bored. What else can I add to the list?
#1. Do a puzzle or a crossword
#2. Plan a mini road trip
#3. Hook up with a new hobby
#4. Read a book that has been on your reading list since forever
#5. Experiment with your make-up
#6. Update your resume or LinkedIn profile
#7. Cook an exotic recipe you’ve never tried before
#8. Create your personal cook-book
#9. Sign up for an online course on a completely unfamiliar topic
#10. Take cooking or Pilates classes
#11. Learn how to make your favorite cocktail
#12. Go to a local meet-up event
#13. Discover new cafes or museums and other hidden local treasures
#14. Volunteer at a local animal shelter
#15. Attend local events such as markets and festivals
#16. Go to a stand-up comedy show
#17. Host a dinner party at home
#18. Declutter and organize your space
#19. Take on a new challenge
#20. Say YES to everything for a day