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22 Things To Do When You’re Bored

22 Things To Do When You're Bored

My mum always says “only boring people get bored” and while I do think that’s true, I also think that there’s the odd occasion where you may feel like there’s not a lot to do and you’re basically left twiddling your thumbs.

Even though everyone has a hell of a lot of ‘adult’ responsibilities to do on a daily basis, there’s still times where we all get a little bored, especially during the winter months when there’s not an awful lot to do.

I’ve compiled a list of things to do when you’re bored.

22 Things To Do When You're Bored

  1. Read a book – make a start on your ‘to be read’ pile.
  2. Go for a long walk and take your camera with you to capture some gorgeous nature shots.
  3. Bake something yummy – cookies or brownies are always a fab idea.
  4. Binge watch something awesome on Netflix – you know that I’ll always recommend Friends ;).
  5. Take a nap.
  6. Go out for food with your friends.
  7. Take blog pictures for the week ahead.
  8. Meet your parents for a delicious pub lunch.
  9. Take a long, hot bath and have a pamper.
  10. Play some old school games such as Monopoly (I’ve also been playing Mario Kart on the Wii at my family’s recently).
  11. Spend the afternoon colouring in.
  12. Paint your nails.
  13. Get creative and make a scrapbook.
  14. Re-watch the Harry Potter movies.
  15. Complete a jigsaw.
  16. Finally get around to doing a Pinterest DIY.
  17. Take part in a Twitter chat.
  18. Meet one of your oldest friends for coffee.
  19. Spend some quality time working on your blog.
  20. Start that book you’ve always been meaning to write.
  21. Do some online shopping.
  22. Make a den and have an indoor picnic.

Things To Do When You're Bored

What things do you do when you’re bored? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.


  1. 5th February 2018 / 6:29 pm

    Reading a book and playing Mario Kart sounds like my kind of life ! I’m never bored at the moment – I wish I was less but sometimes though x

    Robyn | butterfly-culture.com

  2. 5th February 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Hahaha I love that Harry Potter had a whole point to itself! I need to get into Twitter chats again I used to love them! I’ve got such a long list of books I need to read too so I best get started on them!

    Love Izzy | http://www.adoseofchatter.com

  3. 5th February 2018 / 7:18 pm

    I’ll go straight for take a nap 😂 x

    • chloedickenson
      18th February 2018 / 3:51 pm

      They’re all great things to do! X

  4. Heather
    5th February 2018 / 9:16 pm

    I must be super boring then as I get bored A LOT haha! However taking a nap sounds like a fab thing to do! Forgot what sleep feels like lol! Nah joking aside I tend to either play with makeup, paint my nails or start planning blog content when my children go to bed as that’s when I’m most bored.

    Heather | http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      18th February 2018 / 3:49 pm

      Yay for Friends! Xx

  5. 6th February 2018 / 1:34 pm

    I love all of these ideas! x


    • chloedickenson
      6th February 2018 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you Amanda! X

  6. 6th February 2018 / 4:43 pm

    These are all fab ideas! I love turning to Netflix when I’m feeling a little bored, but I should definitely use the opportunity to pick up my camera and go out and take some lovely pictures xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  7. 6th February 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I’ve got two series on the go on Netflix but never find the time to watch either! Mum life…

  8. 6th February 2018 / 9:40 pm

    I love doing all of these..although I always have something to do I procrastinate ALOT and when Jake is at school I think oh I’m bored but my go to is painting my nails and/or a pamper!!! And reading xxxxxx


    • chloedickenson
      18th February 2018 / 3:43 pm

      They’re fab things to do if you’re bored xxx

  9. Chloe
    6th February 2018 / 9:50 pm

    These are some great tips Chlo! I don’t get bored very often but I now have this bookmarked for those times when I do feel a bit bored!! Especially love the idea of a pub lunch!

  10. 6th February 2018 / 10:55 pm

    Brilliant ideas here! I love the idea of going for a pub lunch – although I must admit I don’t really have the time to be bored these days – always on the go! x

    • chloedickenson
      9th February 2018 / 6:39 pm

      Haha it seems like a lot of people have very little downtime too Emma! Xx

  11. 7th February 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Making a den and having an indoor picnic is such a good idea! My boyfriend and I planned to go on a picnic at some point last summer but thanks to the typical British weather, that didn’t work out! Instead, we set up all of our food on a blanket on the floor in the living room and still had a wonderful time!

    I definitely agree about picking up a book when you’re twiddling your thumbs as well, I have just finished a new book after not reading for a good few weeks and I have definitely fallen back in love with reading again, I can’t wait to start my next book!

    Abbey x

    • chloedickenson
      9th February 2018 / 6:39 pm

      Indoor picnics can often be just as fun! I hope the British summer is better this year though so we can enjoy a few outdoor picnics too! Xx

  12. 7th February 2018 / 4:03 pm

    I really love this idea, sometimes I don’t even get in a ‘bored’ mood I just can’t make my mind up what I would like to spend my time doing and sometimes I need a list like this so I can choose something- lol! I always forget I have so many books to read or things to colour in that it doesn’t immediately spring to mind but as soon as it does I love doing them!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • chloedickenson
      9th February 2018 / 6:37 pm

      I often struggle with what I’d like to do too so I’m hoping I can refer back to this list a lot as well! Xx

  13. 7th February 2018 / 8:26 pm

    I legit can’t remember the last time I had a day off! When I have a spare hour or so, I just binge watch TV and catch up on sleep! I’ve been reading a little more lately too!

    Sian x

    • chloedickenson
      9th February 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Catching up on sleep is one of my fave things to do! Xx

  14. 8th February 2018 / 9:53 am

    Picnics are such a cute idea! I can’t wait til the weather warms up so I can enjoy them outdoors too! I also love colouring in when I’m bored with some music in the background, I find it very calming xx

    • chloedickenson
      9th February 2018 / 6:31 pm

      I find colouring in really relaxing too! Xx

  15. 8th February 2018 / 7:13 pm

    I ‘try’ and do something productive when I’m bored – lately I’ve been trying to get into the habit of watching a TedX talk everyday..instead of watching an hour of what I eat in a day videos haha! x



    • chloedickenson
      9th February 2018 / 6:27 pm

      Ooh I haven’t listened to many TedX talks but I think I need to!

  16. 9th February 2018 / 8:51 pm

    HARRY POTTER MOVIES AND FRIENDS! ~ Yes! we can be blogger friends now lol

    When I am bored I love binge watching tv shows. I am currently watching Gilmore Girls 🙂

    • chloedickenson
      18th February 2018 / 3:43 pm

      Hahha we can!

  17. 11th February 2018 / 6:01 pm

    Some great ideas, making a den and having a picnic has to be favourite idea from your list though. Xx

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