You don't have to have a million hobbies or be profoundly busy to distract yourself from boredom, in fact there are so many things that you can do with your downtime that are not only enjoyable but also super productive as well. Here is a list of my personal favourite boredom beaters, as well as some other ideas that I haven't even had the time to have a crack at yet.
If should ever find yourself with some free time and nothing to do with it, then I suggest that you take a look at this list:
- Learn a new skill, language or hobby.
- Read a book.
- Listen to a podcast.
- Schedule appointments at the doctor, masseuse, dentist, salon etc.
- Work out.
- Go for a walk.
- Learn to play an instrument.
- Set yourself a new personal goal (in detail with all of the steps) and get busy making it happen.
- Start a blog.
- Watch a movie or TV series.
- Write in a journal.
- Go through your old photos and make up some memory albums.
- Revise your budget.
- Do yoga.
- Visit a local tourist attraction.
- Knit, sew or crochet something.
- Declutter your home.
- Play a game, either a board game or a console game.
- Make plans to catch up with friends or family somewhere new.
- Take an online course.
- Start meditating.
- Clean out your inbox and unsubscribe to emails.
- Create a vision board.
- Write a meal plan and a shopping list to go with it.
- Clean out your wardrobe.
- Paint a picture or color in a mindful coloring book.
- Reconnect with people you haven't seen in while eg. email, text, call.
- Plan a holiday.
- Update your resume.
- Go to the cinema.
- Call a long distance friend or family member for a chat.
- Watch an inspiring Ted Talk.
- Perform a random act of kindness.
- Clean out your pantry and fridge.
- Practise self care eg. take a bath, exfoliate, give yourself a facial, pedicure or manicure.
- Cook a new dish.
- Start a veggie or floral garden.
- Pick up a camera and start shooting.
- Visit the local library.
- Make a craft or fold origami.
- Find a youtube channel that interests you and follow it.
- Donate to charity.
Release Date: 2002
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 93 mins
This was the movie that changed my mind about Jennifer Aniston, The Good Girl moved her away from the 'Rachel in Friends' role that I had pigeon-holed her into and for the first time I saw her as a reputable actor with talent. To be honest this movie surprised me all round, because I was not expecting its fresh, original and awkwardly charming script and cast.
Justine (Aniston) is a bored, thirty year old check-out chick at the Retail Rodeo in small town Texas. Being married to her long term, pot smoking partner Phil (John C. Reilly) has put Justine in a rut, and that's when she meets Holden (Jake Gyllenhaal). Holden is a young and unusual boy that falls madly in love with Justine, and before long the two are involved in a messy affair that threatens Justine reliable good girl image.
This film presented a great moral conundrum about loyalty and really living the life that you want. It's a real tangle of emotional obligation and the cast perfectly delivers all of the anguish and turmoil with poignancy. A fabulous support cast that includes Zooey Deschanel and Tim Blake Nelson round out the bill and the overall effect is lingering.
FINAL SAY: You do get me, you just don't wanna get me because I'm too intensified for you.
4 Chilli Peppers