Bored? Don’t know what to do to pick yourself up? Here are 25 things to do when you feel bored.


What happens when you have a long weekend and nothing planned? Yu are bored. While some might just want to sleep through the weekend and prepare for the coming week, some are just clueless how to pass time. If you are single staying away from family you will understand what I mean. I have faced this too when I was staying alone and some weekends I had no idea what to do. How much laundry can a girl do! But worry not, here are 25 things to do when you feel bored.

25 things to do when you feel bored

things to do when you are bored


#1 Bake Cupcakes

Believe me, baking can be therapeutic. Bake a batch of cupcakes or cookies for your friends. If you don’t know a recipe log in to youtube or bake this Chocolate Chip Mug Cake in microwave, that too in 60 secs!

#2 Try a 10 Minute Workout

Workouts are the first thing we skip in the busy week. Utilize the time and do a 10 minute indoor workout which includes stretching, lunges, cardio, planks.

#3 Go out for a run

Don’t like working out in the house, get in your running shoes and go out for a run. Here’s the juice, when you are out and see others running / jogging you get the extra motivation to run.

#4 Make a Healthy Smoothie

Hate cooking over the weekend? But you can always make a healthy smoothie which has everything for a power breakfast. Make a Strawberry and Oatmeal Smoothie which will give you enough energy and taste.

#5 Write a journal

When was the last time you wrote something with pen? We don’t do that much, apart from writing on post its! It’s time you write a journal.

things to do when you are bored - journal

#6 Put on a sheet mask

Weekends are the best time for some self-care and TLC. Make a DIY mask or put on a sheet mask and let your skin rejuvenate. Self pampering is one of the best things to do when you feel bored.

#7 Plant some seeds

When you stay alone, gardening can be the last thing on mind, but the green therapy is great for the minds. Plant something that doesn’t require any care – mint, oregano, fenugreek. Get some seeds of fenugreek and oregano and sow them in tiny planters or recycle your coffee cups. Mint you can grow from an existing mint stalk.

#8 Write a blog post

If you have an existing blog, weekends are the best time to update them with new posts. If you are a newbie, start a blog – a hobby blog is the easiest thing to start with.

#9 Read a Book

This is something that I do whenever I get time. Pick up a new book and finish it over the weekend.

#10 Review the book on Goodreads or Amazon

Now that you have read the book, why not help others to decide good bad ugly with a review on Goodreads or Amazon. Believe me, everyone reads a book, based on reviews – leave an honest review please!

#11 Do an art

Were you good at art when you were younger? Why not do that again? Paint, sketch, doodle – anything that satisfies the artist in you. Zentangle art is a big thing these days and is quite relaxing. Do some scrapbook art or even pottery. Anything that relaxes the mind and creative is good.

#12 Call your best friend

We’re so dependent on Whatsapp these days that we don’t even call our friends! Call or Facetime your best friend and speak your heart out.

#13 Treat yourself a good dinner

Go on a date with yourself. Glam up for the night and treat yourself to a good dinner. Self-love is good. Believe me, spending time with yourself is one of the best things to do when you feel bored.

#14 Arrange your closet

Closets are never perfect and you need to work on it in a cycle. Get some organizing bins from a local store and arrange your closet neatly.

#15 Go for a swim

Nothing like a splash in the pool when you are bored. Get in your swimsuit and do a few laps. Its relaxing as well as a great way to do some cardio.

things to do when you are bored - swimming

#16 Get some make up haul

Do you like lipsticks? Head to a M.A.C store or a Sephora. Try out some shades, ask the MUA to help you out with makeup products and get some pretty lipsticks for yourself. Hey, there’s no free makeover! Buy some good lipsticks that will brighten up your lips and mood.

#17 Listen to podcast or audio book

Audio books and podcasts are super ways to learn something if you don’t want to flip pages.

#18 Organize your bookshelf

If you are an avid reader, I am sure you have loads of books. Organize your book shelf by genre or by the author.

#19 Try Nail Art

Nail art is trending and is pretty relaxing. Try out some simple nail art. Visit Youtube or Instagram for inspiration.

things to do when you are bored - nail art

#20 Oil your hair

If you have decided not to step out, weekends are perfect to give your hair the much needed hot oil massage.

#21 Try DIY Hair Packs

Try DIY Hair Packs to nourish and hydrate your hair. They can be done easily with ingredients found in your kitchen.

#22 Practice Photography

Got a new DSLR but still not taking magazine like photos? Take the camera out and practice photography inside and outside the house in different lighting settings. Practise makes you perfect.

#23 Manage Personal Finance

Girl you need to learn how to manage personal finance and build assets. Check your deposits, plan investments.

things to do when you are bored - manage personal finance

#24 Declutter your house

You always have things in excess unless you practise minimalism. Declutter your home and find 10 pieces of unused clothing or shoes to give away or donate.

#25 Arrange Makeup

If you love makeup you will be having lipsticks and brushes scattered in your vanity or makeup drawer. Arrange your makeup and wash your makeup brushes.


Aren’t these are great things to do when you are bored. What do you do when you are bored and don’t have anything planned for the weekend? Let me know in comments.


Till next time,


25 things to do when you are bored


28 Comments on 25 Things to do when you feel Bored

  1. Priyanka Patwari
    August 20, 2018 at 5:20 pm (7 months ago)

    Go for swim and arrange makeup is really a very good ideas.. I saved the post as its helps me to pass my boredom

  2. Noorain
    August 21, 2018 at 12:44 am (7 months ago)

    What a great compilation of things to do. Making a smoothie, seems to be my favourite after reading books & arranging makeup.

    Loved it ❤️

  3. Shilpa Garg
    August 21, 2018 at 7:13 am (7 months ago)

    I was nodding my head for most of the things. Go for a swim is something that I would love to do everyday but it doesnt happen. Decluttering, arranging something in the house, talking to a friend/family on phone or playing word games help me kill boredom. I love your sketch. Pretty neat. I am picking up this post idea and creating my own list sometimes soon 🙂

  4. Gurjeet Chhabra
    August 21, 2018 at 10:00 am (7 months ago)

    Woohoo, it is a huge list. I think if some start to do all listed things, he/she will not get time to even think

  5. Akanksha
    August 21, 2018 at 1:34 pm (7 months ago)

    Arranging makeup made me bored yesterday because it is VERY tiring. I have huge collection even after I keep decluttering every now and then and gifting unused items to friends and family. But these are great tips. When I feel bored I like to look at good photos that inspire me to do better in what I do right now. Photography is my passion and it gives me joy. That works as a mood lifter for me.

  6. Sayeri
    August 21, 2018 at 3:32 pm (7 months ago)

    wow 25 things! loved it. Talking with a friend over phone, writing a blog post, playing with my son these are my favorites. I dont know swimming. I wish I could!!

  7. Mrinal Kiran
    August 21, 2018 at 5:14 pm (7 months ago)

    I do two things when I am bored! I call and irritate my mother or I paint… And both of them are my favourites!

  8. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan
    August 21, 2018 at 7:01 pm (7 months ago)

    Photography and writing a blog post are my to do. Things when I have spare time or just bored. I also. Love making smoothies too. What a great list here

  9. Charu
    August 21, 2018 at 10:44 pm (7 months ago)

    Great ideas to kill time. I would look for such ideas before kids. Now with kids around one can never feel bored.

  10. Jinal
    August 21, 2018 at 11:56 pm (7 months ago)

    Wow frankly I have all this things in my list and I’m trying to find time 🙈😂
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  11. Siddhi
    August 22, 2018 at 1:11 am (7 months ago)

    I am definitely going to for declutter and arrange your bookshelf the next time I am bored. Usually books keep me busy.

  12. Neha
    August 22, 2018 at 11:47 am (7 months ago)

    Great list! I do few of the things mentioned above but I need to try my hand at DIY hairpacks and organizing things 😛

  13. Humaira
    August 22, 2018 at 2:35 pm (7 months ago)

    Amazing and inspiring post. Very useful and beneficial tips for the leisure activities or getting bored. I mostly prefer writing a blog post or making smoothies. Great thoughts.

  14. Bushra
    August 23, 2018 at 11:05 am (7 months ago)

    That’s very interesting to do list. I must these activities would definitely Refreshes our mind

  15. Amrit kaur
    August 24, 2018 at 9:12 am (7 months ago)

    I do a lot of things from the mentioned things when I am free or bored. These activities help in giving happiness too.

  16. Mahak
    August 27, 2018 at 2:12 pm (7 months ago)

    Such amazing ideas, especially the planting one. I’m going to bookmark this so I have some ideas next time I have a few minutes to kill

  17. Shubhada Bhide
    August 27, 2018 at 4:16 pm (7 months ago)

    When I’m bored I do really love to read books. It makes me feel so happy and relax.

  18. Pooja Kawatra
    August 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm (7 months ago)

    I can so relate to these points and probably doing most of them whenever i feel bored.

  19. Amrita
    August 28, 2018 at 3:32 pm (7 months ago)

    Except for declutter the home I do all these.I also sleep when I am bored

  20. Shubhra Rastogi
    September 3, 2018 at 1:50 pm (7 months ago)

    This is a great list. I am sure to do most of these things next time I am feeling blue or bored.

  21. Jheelam
    September 3, 2018 at 4:17 pm (7 months ago)

    Never heard about “Zentangle Art”. Thanks for the information. Now, I need to dig up about it more. The other tips are great too, especially reading. 🙂

  22. Neha Gupta
    September 3, 2018 at 7:52 pm (7 months ago)

    Very informative post !!!I follow most the things you mentioned. But out of all,going for a run, making my favorite dish and decluttering house are my first three choices !!

  23. Dixita Mour
    September 3, 2018 at 9:16 pm (7 months ago)

    Useful post, I am bored mostly and need some quality time with myself, these tips will be useful

  24. Sonam Jain
    September 3, 2018 at 11:26 pm (7 months ago)

    Being into creative field myself I can so relate to create an art or DIY stuff. But I like other points mentioned too specially organizing..

  25. Nupur
    September 4, 2018 at 10:12 pm (7 months ago)

    Good mix of fun things to do and necessities.

  26. Jhilmil D Saha
    September 5, 2018 at 10:46 am (7 months ago)

    Wow what a lovely post. Reading books is what I do nowadays to stay away from boredom. Also doing fun things with my daughter makes me engaged mostly.

  27. Anchal
    September 5, 2018 at 4:05 pm (7 months ago)

    I generally turn to books whenever I am bored 🙂


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