Do you ever find yourself sitting around with absolutely nothing to do?
Or maybe you’re having one of those days where you are feeling super lazy and unproductive – with no will power! (We’ve all been there.)
During these times, it’s so easy to sit down and spend the whole day scrolling through social media or binge watching a new show.
Although we need relaxation days, but they shouldn’t be turned into a habit
Procrastination and boredom can turn into hours upon hours of wasted time if you aren’t careful!
Here are 50 amazing productive things you can do when you’re bored.
1.) Organize & Clean Your Kitchen Cupboards
Remember that spice you bought 3 years ago and never used?
No! And it’s old, outdated, but still chilling in the back of your cupboard.
Putting clean dishes into your cupboard doesn’t mean that the cupboards will stay clean. They need a good washing once in a while.
Go through your cupboards and get rid of anything you don’t use at least once a month. (That includes dishes, too.)
2.) Call Someone You Care About
We live in a world where everyone texts or messages on social media.
It’s easy and convenient, but it doesn’t take the place of having a in-person conversation!
It gives your friendship/relationship a closeness and a personal touch that a text can never accomplish.
Related Article: 10 Signs Your Relationship Has Major Communication Issues
3.) Go for a walk (While listening to nature music)
Exercise, while feeling calm and peaceful. Bonus!
4.) Clean Up Your Inbox
Create folders for important emails like bills, email receipts, tax documents, etc.
Don’t stop deleting and organizing until your inbox says “ZERO”.
It’ll make you feel accomplished.
5.) Start Reading a motivational book
Finish that book you only read halfway. If you don’t have a motivational book, go online and find one you’ll enjoy!
What do you want to work on?
Confidence, stress management, relationships, parenting, personal style, creating a side-hustle, etc.?
Find something you’re interested in and educate yourself by reading. (P.S. It’s also a great way to unwind.)
6.) Watch Some Marie Kondo Videos on YouTube
If you want to get motivated to clean out your closet or reorganize your home, check out Marie Kondo!
You’re bound to find some ideas that will inspire you to finally tackle that “Decluttering Project”.
Related Articles: 10 Simple Ways to Embrace Minimalist Living
7.) Create a Budget
If you don’t have a budget, you need one.
To create a budget, all you need to know is the amount of money you make per month and the amount of money you spend per month.
All you need to do is input all the data and credit/debit card information – then the app will start to track your budget by itself.
Don’t forget to input any purchases you made in cash.
8.) Go Through Your Phone and Delete Unnecessary Contacts
9.) Write a letter to a loved one
With so many things vying for our attention, the important things sometimes get forgotten.
Instead of just saying “I love you”, “Thinking about you”, or “Hope you’re doing well”, sit down and write a letter.
Let that person know what they mean to you and write down some memories that you hold onto.
This is never a waste of time!
10.) Find Some Positive Affirmations That Boost Your Confidence
Whenever you are feeling self-conscious, deeply insecure, or alone do you have a phrase that reminds you of your value and worth?
Perhaps it’s a positive affirmation or a Bible verse?
Get some amazing ideas here!
11.) Make a List of Things You Need To Accomplish (And Start Checking Things Off)
There’s always a few little things that need to be done around you house that never get done!
Write them down and start accomplishing them one-by-one.
Examples: Dust the ceiling fan, clean your laptop & phone, wash the bedsheets, clean the top of the refrigerator, etc.
12.) Go Through Your Photos and Find a Few Favorites To Print
Don’t let your photos just live on your phone, laptop, or flashdrive.
Print them off, frame them (or clip them on a photo string), and enjoy them!
13.) Create a Playlist of Motivational Songs
What do you need to find motivation in?
Feeling pumped up for work? Getting to sleep at night? De-stressing or calming feelings of anxiety? Getting pumped up for a workout? Cozy music to make you happy while you’re home?
Music can help to invoke certain moods and feelings in a very powerful way!
Take the time to create a playlist that is perfectly curated to you on Spotify, Pandora, YouTube Music, etc.
14.) Research How To Create Boundaries With Difficult People
Everyone has difficult people in their life (aka toxic people).
You can’t ignore them and allow them to ruin your life – and you can’t always avoid them, either.
Maybe you need to go “no contact”. Maybe you need to have a difficult conversation with someone about their toxic behavior. Perhaps you need to work on YOU!
Do some research. It can be very eye-opening!
Related Article: 7 Types of Toxic People That Destroy Your Happiness
15.) Find a Podcast That Educates You On Something
Download the podcast app and find something educational.
As you listen, maybe clean something around you home.
16.) Research Affordable Vacations You’d Love To Take
Most people can’t take lavish vacations very often.
But they can take a long weekend to check something off a bucket list.
Pro Tip: Try TravelZoo. They are a legitimate website with amazing deals!
17.) Overhaul Your Diet
Do you eat a lot of processed, unhealthy food?
Make a list of healthy foods that you would like to incorporate into your diet.
Ideas: More vegetables, nuts, fruit, lemon water, less sugary drinks, a green smoothie.
18.) Research Investing
When it comes to long-term planning, your life’s motto cannot be YOLO!
You’re going to mature, age, and one day need to retire. Start planning now.
Educate yourself on investing terminology.
Examples: 401-k, Roth IRA, Traditional IRA, Mutual Fund, Bonds, etc.
19.) Start Meal-Prepping
Go on Pinterest and get some amazing meal prepping ideas.
Then start! It’s a great way to stay healthy and save money in the long-run.
20.) Practice Makeup Techniques
Do you need to perfect applying eyeliner, foundation, eyeshadow, eyebrow filler, etc.?
Go on YouTube, and watch some videos! You’ll never learn unless you practice.
21.) Sell Some Unused Items on Facebook Marketplace
What do you own that you never use?
A blender, fondue set, extra set of dishes, shoes you never wear, a bench, a chair, etc.
Take pictures of it and put it up for sale online! De-clutter, while earning money.
22.) Create a morning & Evening Routine
Do you check your phone first thing in the morning and last thing at night?
That needs to stop! (Or at least it will be beneficial if you do.)
Go online and research morning and evening routines that are good for your mental and physical health.
23.) Create a calendar of Events You Need To Remember
This calendar can hang on your wall or exist in your phone.
Find out all the birthdays and anniversaries of your family & friends.
Put them into a calendar, so you can remember!
24.) Create a list of things you need to stop doing
You’ve probably already thought of a few bad habits that you need to stop.
Examples: Biting your nails, stalking your ex on social media, reading the news when you feel depressed, wasting time on social media, never texting people back, etc.
After you’ve made the list, start working on correcting these behaviors!
25.) Plan on hosting a get-together at your home
It doesn’t need to be fancy or Pinterest perfect.
Having a few friends over to your home is a lovely thing to do!
You can order pizza or bake some cookies. It’s all about creating a welcoming environment and bonding with people you care about.