What are some exciting things to do when you are bored?
-Go for a walk. Having something to focus on other than your boredom will take the edge off. It’s exercise, it’s refreshing, and it’s bonding with one or more fellow humans in an act of love that transcends all language barriers.
-Start small. Whether you work on a long list of errands or do something creative, break your to-do list down into small chunks of time.
-Make a list. Make a “to do” list or a bucket list for friends you can call on out of the blue to make plans with you. Knowing you have people waiting for your call will give you more incentive to keep moving forward during your boredom.
-Go somewhere new. Even just driving to downtown is better than sitting around the house feeling bored and lonely.
-Take on a project that will build your self esteem—like finally filing all those papers or organizing your closet. Looking at piles of paperwork does not inspire feelings of happiness, but seeing everything nicely filed in alphabetical order will help you feel more in control of your life.
-Solve a challenging mental puzzle or read a book that makes you think or laugh out loud,
You could also try some of the things you were doing when you had no time for boredom.
Reading, cooking, listening to music, daydreaming, writing in a journal, spending time with friends and family members are all high up on the list of fun things to do when you are bored.