Bored at home and wonder what to do?
What are some things to do when you’re bored at home? How to spend your time and actually enjoy staying home?
I’ve got 50 ideas on what to do when you are bored at home and want to be productive, have fun or just help the time pass.
Let’s get into the ideas.
1. Try home gardening
Even if you don’t have a garden, you can always create a small herb garden on your balcony or even on the kitchen window. All you need is a small bucket (or a few) and some seeds of the herbs you always use when cooking. You can even get a ready-to-use herb garden kit on Amazon
2. Bring old furniture back to life
You know that there’s still at least one piece of furniture that could use your attention – sand it, paint it, make it look shabby, show it some love.
3. Clean your Social Media profile
Delete photos you aren’t happy to be out there and friends who actually aren’t your friends at all.
4. Have a Theme-Movie day
Let it be a Romantic-Comedies Day or Classic-Action-Movies Day. Actually, choose your favourite genre and dedicate a full day to it. Make sure you have enough popcorn.
5. Learn a new skill
Learn something new with Skillshare. Whatever it is that you’ve been putting off learning, I think that now’s the best time to make the first step. Plus, Skillshare offers two months for free, so you’re going for it completely risk-free. Sign up here.
7. Self-care day
Why not having a self-care day at home? Here are 50 great self-care ideas to relax and feel good at home to choose from.
8. Listen to podcast
Catch up on some good podcasts that you love.
9. Listen to an audiobook
I like to combine doing housework with listening to audiobooks. In this way, I catch up on my favourite books and don’t let the work pile up too much. Audible offers a free month of listening to your favourite novel if you sign up here.
10. Declutter and organise your home
If you have enough free time and wonder how to use it – decluttering your home is one of the best ways to do it. It frees up space, clears your head and helps the flow of good energy in your home.
Maybe you’re behind on journaling? Or never even tried it? All you need is a simple notebook to start. If you truly want to inspire yourself though, I’ve got a gorgeous list of 10 best gratitude journals to help you get on the right track.
12. Revise your life
Review your short-term and long-term goals. Do you have any or you just go with the stream? Plan your future and find out what you want in life.
13. Watch TED talks
These are always a great way to relax and learn something new or just see a different perspective on life.
14. Make your bubble bath bombs
You truly don’t need to be a scientist to create your own bubble bath bombs. There are just a few ingredients needed, and you could even get a bubble bath bomb making kit to be sure you’ve got them all.
15. Or a soap
Why not craft a handmade soap? It would look and smell exactly as you want it. Here’s a kit for you to do it.
16. Reorganise your wardrobe
Ok, you know you want to do it for the last three months, but never find the time for it. Well, how about now?
17. Mandala colouring books
Mandala colouring books are a great way to relax your mind. It’s proven that it’s like a meditation and you really don’ like staying with closed eyes and focusing on your breath, then this is the next best way to help your brain de-stress.
18. Catch up on your favourite YouTuber
Now would be a good time to catch up on that YouTuber you really like. See what else they offer on their channel.
Organise your photos in your scrapbook or start a new one if you’ve never tried it.
20. Cook something nice…
… and time-consuming. Remember that delicious meal you wanted to cook last week, but it was threatening to take over your day? Now is the time to cook it.
21. Start a new hobby
We all have a secret list of hobbies we’d like to try. Maybe now is the best time to do it.
22. Read a book
The good old paperback book that lays on your nightstand for the last three months is calling you to see how its pages smell finally.
23. Organise your home
Organise your home of at least part of it. It could be a drawer in your desk or a kitchen cabinet – there’s always a place in your home that could use some extra love.
24. Call a friend
Maybe all you need is to take the focus away from you and check how your friends are doing.
25. Learn a new language
I think we all have a language we’ve always wanted to speak. Babbel allows you to do it right now. What language would you like to speak?
26. Start a self-development course
Is it time to change your life? Start a new self-development course, a book or just check on these 100 ways to improve your life right now.
27. Create a bucket list for the next five years
Where would you like to be five years from now? What would you like to look like? What would you work? Where would you live? What would be your values? Dream and create your future.
28. Organise folders on your computer
I know that I need to follow this advice and organise my computer. Maybe you’re a little bit messy too? Now’s the time to fix it.
29. Re-decorate your home
Move things around. Remove old decorations and place new ones or leave things clean and simple. Create a difference in your home, and you’ll feel better instantly.
The best thing about yoga is that you could do it for an hour or you could practise it for 5-10 minutes only. It’s all up to you.
31. Or just stretch
If you spend a lot of time sitting all day, it’s time to start stretching at least a few times a day.
While on the subject… Youtube is full of short or long home-exercise videos for beginners of advanced. All you need is an internet connection (which you obviously have).
33. Puzzle it out
If you’re bored at home, try a new puzzle. There are so many beautiful 1000 Jigsaw, take your pick.
34. Create a new habit
I’ve got 101 good daily habits for you to choose from. I promise you won’t be bored anymore.
35. Create a vision board
If you don’t have a vision board – you need one. You could always use Pinterest to collect dreams, but you could also use a plain cork board and simply pin your dreams there.
36. Make a No-Time List
How many times have you wanted to do something but didn’t have the time for it? Create a list of all these things. Keep updating it and adding stuff to it. When you’re bored at home, just pick a few things out of it.
37. Clean your purse
Ok, you know that has to happen at some point, so why not now? Maybe even get some purse organisers to help you never go through this process again?
38. Spa Day at home
Facial, Mani and Pedi – you don’t have to go out of your house to treat yourself with any of them. Simply turn on Netflix and spend two hours making yourself pretty.
39. Clean the fridge
I know that would be the last thing you’d want to do, but if you’re bored at home and wonder what to do, that’s a good way to help yourself feel better.
40. Fix something broken
We all have a thing or two at home that needs fixing. If you have the skills or the desire to do it, there’s a YouTube video on your problem, I’m sure.
41. Start a blog
Honestly, if you start a blog, you will never have to google again about things to do at home when you’re bored. You will always have something to do on your side hustle, and it will bring you some extra money with the time.
42. Bullet journaling
I started bullet journaling at the beginning of this year, and I must say that it’s an awesome way to organise myself. I’m super messy, and I don’t like putting limits on my monthly trackers. Bullet journaling is a great way to be your boss when it comes to organising your life. Try it for yourself.
43. Recycle your paper
That’s so fun to do; I tried it a few weeks ago. If you have lots of paper lying around, just recycle it at home and create your new paper. It’s easy, and it will take all of your time for the next few hours. Here’s a YouTube video on how to do it.
44. Work on your career
Just because you’re at home, it doesn’t mean you cannot work on your future. If you want to grow career-wise, just use your free time to work on it. I bet there’s always something to learn. Even if you sell shoes, you could read books on how to sell better.
45. Or browse new opportunities
Maybe you’re thinking of switching careers? Use your free time to browse opportunities and see requirements.
46. Spend time with your partner
Actually, why not just spending some quality time together. Talk about the past, the future, play games, create something. Be together.
48. Play a board game with your kids
If you have kids… I don’t know why you would be bored… but if you are – just play with them. Try to wake up your inner child and enjoy these precious moments together as they’ll never repeat themselves again.
49. Learn to draw
I’ve always wanted to draw. I don’t have the free time to learn, but if you’re bored at home, now is the time to learn how to do something you’ve always wanted to do.
50. Meal Plan
Update your meal planning lists, browse for new meals or even create a new meal planner. Print and keep recipes to try in the future, organise your nutrition intake and see how you could make your meals healthier and more enjoyable.
Bonus: Start a new Netflix series
Sometimes all you need to do when you’re bored at home is cuddle up and start a new Netflix series. You won’t be bored for at least a few seasons.
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