10 Things to Do When You’re Bored

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Boredom, it’s a thing we’ve all experienced before. Whether you’re at work doing mindless tasks, at home flopping around in your bed, or at school dozing off in your boring journalism class, boredom is a part of life. While we all deal with being bored, not many people know how to deal with it. Now, you will. With the help from Obama students and the Obama Journalism staff, we have cohesively concocted a list of 10 things to do when you’re bored. Have fun and learn to overcome your daily dose of boredom.

 

  1. Imagine arguments with other people.

 

Let’s face it; we’ve all gone home one day knowing the following morning or afternoon it’s inevitable you’re going to be involved in an argument with someone. A good way to cure your boredom is imagine the way your argument is going to go! Make up comebacks in your head and prepare yourself for the fight that you’ll face soon enough!

 

2.  Listen to music.

 

When you’re bored with nothing to do, listening to music is a great idea. It can calm you down and give you time to listen to those new albums you’ve been meaning to give a chance but never had the time to!

 

3. Read a book

 

Reading a book is probably one of the best things to do when you’re bored. Reading will require your full attention and take your mind off the fact that you have absolutely nothing to do with your life. Reading is also good for your brain, so you’ll be simultaneously improving your mind and curing your boredom.

 

4. Draw

 

Drawing is one easiest thing to do when you’re bored. Most everyone has the materials to draw or paint a picture lying around your house. This gives you a chance to be creative and find something to do with your time.

 

5. Start a new Netflix series

 

Being bored is prime time for you to start a new series on Netflix. You have the time to wind down and start shortening the abundance of shows you have piled up in your list.

 

6. Binge watch your favorite show

 

Everyone has that one show they enjoy so much they can always re-watch it. If you’re bored with nothing to do, this is the perfect opportunity for you to buckle down and binge your all-time, favorite show.

 

7.Take a bubble bath

 

Bubble baths are one of the most relaxing things you can do inside your home. Are you at home wasting time? Use this chance to run yourself a relaxing bubble bath to waste time and cure your boredom.

 

8. Eat

 

Eating while you’re bored is a good thing to do when you’re bored. It gives your hands something to mind, and your mind something else to focus on besides your daily dose of boredom.

 

9. Online shop

 

Shopping online is one of the ideal things to do when you’re bored. Shopping requires your utmost attention, and will keep your mind off of the fact that you have nothing to do.

 

10. Nap

 

Finally, the unrivaled method of curing your boredom is taking a nap. Simply sleeping off your boredom will occupy you for hours, and you will awake rejuvenated with boredom no longer lingering in your mind!

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Amanda Rose Jones, Editor

I've always enjoyed writing, it's been something I've taken part in since I was a young girl. When I came to Obama and saw Journalism as an elective course...

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