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Things To Do When You're Bored

Rahul Thadani
Boredom will eventually grip you sooner or later, and when it does, you must be prepared to combat it. Even simple ideas like reading and taking a walk help you get out of boredom.
How many times has it happened to you? You're at home enjoying a nice day off, or you're at work doing your job, or you're at class staring at the back of someone's head and suddenly boredom kicks in. You cannot understand it at first, but if you find your mind wandering and feel your thought processes blocked, it's probably just because you're bored. There are loads of things to do and most of them can provide you with great entertainment.
You can choose one or more from a list of many fun things to do and there are many people who will gladly give you some worthwhile suggestions about how to while your time away.
Depending on the place you're at, the situation you're in and the people who are around you, you can find plenty of great ways to entertain yourself, and here we will be giving you some good ideas.
There are certain people that absolutely love being alone at home. But after a while, as is natural human tendency, they are driven to the brink of boredom. What can you do at times like these?

Read a book

This is one of the oldest and simplest ways of entertainment, and there are tons of great choices of books that you can pick from.

Take a walk

Get out of the house for a while. Take a walk, go for a jog, go for a drive or just go visit a place that you like.


There are many simple exercises that you can do at home, and not only will they help you pass time, they will also make you physically fit.

Play music

Catch up on some sleep. Play loud music and sing along or dance to it. Click photographs of your house or of yourself.

Watch TV

Switch on the television and switch to a channel playing shows in a language that you do not understand.

Clean Away!

Go on a cleaning spree, and get rid of the dust on everything that you can see. Make crank calls to your friends or to your neighbors.
If you have a hobby that can be pursued from the comfort of your home, indulge in it. Free time is hard to come by for many people, so learn to make the most of the time you have by doing something productive and constructive.
If you're spending a night all by yourself and the boredom is driving you insane, there are a number of things you can do to keep yourself entertained and amused. There are people with insomniac tendencies and they are often left wondering about what to do in the night, and the night is certainly one of the toughest times to keep yourself entertained.
Go to your window and gaze at the stars. You can even count the stars. Go on a drive or a long walk at night. The peacefulness will calm you down, but be alert about muggers.

Catch a scary movie

Catch a late night movie by yourself. It'll be a refreshing experience. Switch off the lights and watch a scary movie.

Make Shadows

Make shadows on the wall with a flashlight using your hands.
You have access to the Internet. Use it. Read about things that interest you and excite you. Look around you, you're surrounded by people. Come up with nicknames for all these people. Another interesting thing you can do is, google the names of your coworkers.
Have a chat with someone around you about something that you both share in common and like discussing.

Play some office pranks on the people around you, but be cautious while doing so since certain practical jokes could land you in trouble.
Choose one coworker, and scare him/her by staring at them constantly. Make strange expressions and confuse them.

Read some free eBooks online, or catch up with the news of the world.

Go stand at the water cooler or the coffee machine and make random conversation with the people that come there.

Clean your Desk

Clean your desk space. Organize it well. Put up some pictures or some memorabilia.

Entertaining Yourself In Class

Almost everyone knows what it feels like to get bored in class. To listen to your professors endlessly can be quite a monotonous task. Here are some interesting things to do at school.
Try paying attention. It may interest you more than you thought possible.

Make a low buzzing sound but keep a straight face.

Read your textbook or any other book that you're carrying.

Ask yourself what you're doing at school in the first place and what you stand to gain from it.
Doodle. A classic way of passing time in a boring class.

Stare endlessly at the back of the head of the person sitting in front of you.

Try and count the hair on the back of that persons head.

Stand up every two minutes, and continue doing it.

Cool Things to Try on Google

The Internet is capable of entertaining you anytime. Here are some useful things to do online when you feel a strong sense of boredom settling in.
You can choose to read some interesting blogs by other people or even start your own blog. Blogs are a great source of entertainment online, and you can easily find some excellent blogs on various subjects of your choice.
You can become a member of a social networking site like Facebook or MySpace and track down or get in touch with your friends. The possibilities of things to do on such platforms are endless, and you can literally get lost in them for hours at a stretch.
You can shop for clothes or gadgets over the Internet. eBay is an excellent site for Internet shopping at great prices.

The Internet is always here

You can type in random words or phrases on Google and see what comes up. You can even Google your name or the names of your friends.
You can start your own photo album over the Internet, and invite friends and family members to view those photographs.

There are many websites that allow you to play games over the Internet.
Another alternative is for you to listen to music over various radio stations or watch trailers of movies over the Internet.

If you're interested in viewing videos, you can visit YouTube and find videos related to anything you're looking for.
There are plenty of eBooks that you can find over the Internet, and if you're interested in reading you can read those eBooks which you like.

You can also use Google Earth, which is definitely one of the coolest tools that the Internet has provided over the years.
This allows you to view any location on the planet via a satellite image, so you can actually take a full-fledged tour around the world from the comfort of your home.

Over a period of time you'll develop an interest in many things that you were unaware of earlier.
Additionally, there are many hobbies that you can pick up as well, and they will ensure that you do not get bored at home, at work or at class.
It is unwise to while away time when there are so many things that you can do in order to entertain yourself and enhance your personality, so there should be no more excuses the next time you find yourself slipping into a state of boredom.