10 Things To Do When You’re Bored at Home

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Stuck at home and looking for things to do? Try these 10 things to do when you’re bored at home.

things to do when you're bored at home

Being stuck in the house can be tough. As humans, we don’t want to always be confined to small spaces. We also want to breathe fresh air, and move around. And now with the lockdown, we’re going to spend most of our days indoors.

But that doesn’t mean we have to spend all day slumped on the couch, wondering what to do. With a little imagination, there are plenty of things you can do at home to keep boredom at bay. Here’s are ten things to do when you’re bored.

1. Have a Spa Day at Home

You’d be surprised how easy it is to recreate spa treatments in your own home. Run yourself a hot bath and add some lotions or essential oils. Relax in the water and let your stresses leave your body. You could also spend time giving yourself a manicure and pedicure. Painting your nails is creative, relaxing, and will make you feel better about yourself.

2. Write in Your Journal

Lots of thoughts in your head? Write them down in your journal. Only you look at your journal, so you can be 100% honest with yourself. Write down how your feeling; good and bad. Once you’ve put your thoughts down on paper, you’ll feel much better.

From there, focus on the positives. Write down your dreams, goals, and aspirations. Give yourself targets to aim for. All this writing and goal-setting helps pass time, and make you feel positive.

3. Start a Side Hustle

There are plenty of ways to make money alongside your main income. But starting is always difficult. There’s always so much to do. But now, with time on your hands, you can put the basics in place.

If you made handmade items, set up and Etsy shop, takes photos, and list them. Offer your services on Upwork, and create a profile. There are so many ways to make extra money online. Use this time to set up your hustle, ready for when life returns to normal.

Related: How to Become a Freelance Writer

4. Try a New Recipe

Get creative with your ingredients. You know all those mouthwatering recipes you have saved to your ‘homecooking’ Pinterest board? Pick one, and make it. Treat the cooking as a pastime, not simply as a way to eat food. With time, you’ll experiment and have fun. Take photos, and have fun with it.

5. Have a Happy Hour Video Chat with Your Friends or Family

It’s so easy to create a Zoom or Hangouts room and invite your friends. Video conferencing is much better for satisfying your social needs, too, because you’re seeing faces. Schedule at least an hour, and have fun with your friends. You can also do some cool things together, such as play board games, or word games.

6. Watch Netflix with Your Friends

Watching shows on Netflix on your own can make you feel lonely. Why not watch the show with your friends and family watching at the same time. All it takes is a simple video call, and everyone pressing play at the same time!

If your friends don’t like the same shows as you, try Netflix party. Watch the shows you love with awesome people who share the same interests as you.

7. Start a DIY Project

Need a pencil holder for your desk? How about a small shelf in the bathroom? You’d be amazed at how many DIY videos are on YouTube. From simple hacks to decking out entire houses, you can find it on YouTube.

All you need is a basic toolkit and some materials. Use recycled materials or old boxes if you’re creating something simple. The goal is to have fun, and DIY projects can help pass hours of time.

8. Take an Online Class

We should never stop learning. The world is constantly changing. There are always new technologies to explore and things to learn.

Think of one thing that stops you from doing something you love. Maybe you’d love to make a cake for someone’s birthday, but you don’t know how to bake. Or on holiday you wanted to speak to someone, but you couldn’t speak Spanish. Identify that pain point, then find a course to learn how to do it.

You can find great online classes and tutorials on these websites:

  • edX
  • Coursera
  • Udemy
  • Lynda
  • Codecademy
  • Udacity
  • Skillshare

9. Work Out at Home

Working out doesn’t have to involve hours of pain and sweat at the gym. Exercising can be steady and fun. Put your favorite music in, and dance around your room. Put some YouTube workout classes on, and do them in your living room. Even simple stretches on your floor will keep you healthy and pass time.

10. Learn a New Language

So many language courses exist online. Visualize your retirement cottage in France or holiday home in Spain. That will give you plenty of motivation to learn. While learning on your own passes the time, you can also do it with a tutor. That way, you get to practice with another person, helping you learn quicker. And, you get to interact with another person.


Our ten things to do when your bored at home should help you pass hours of time. And, there are so many more things you can do. Don’t be afraid, try something new, and get creative!

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