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50 Things to Do When You're Bored: From Gaming to Drawing

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We all get bored from time to time, but don’t worry. There are many things you can do to entertain yourself.

From boredom-fighting websites, to things you can paint on, the best board games, and ideas to help you relax and unwind, we’ve got you covered.

50 things you can do to relieve boredom.

Websites to relieve boredom:

The popular New York Times Word Guess Game gives you 6 chances to guess the 5-letter word of the day.

Heardle is the musical version of Wordle. Play a short clip of the song and ask the user to guess what it was.

This fun website puts your geography skills to the test, traveling to regions around the world and having you guess where you are.

Fan of memes? This website will put your skills to the test as you will be asked if you know what the famous image is.

Do you like home decoration? This site is full of DIY content such as before-after corners, home tour corners, and small space series.

People paint their shoes in Washington DC (Photo: Getty Images)

Things to draw when you’re bored:

Not only are they the perfect subject to draw, they are incredibly versatile and easy for beginners.

Roses make an ideal starting point. To draw a blooming rose, start as a small circle in the center and slowly add petals around it.

If you want something immersive, why not paint a landscape. It could be one of his favorite scenes, or it could be the view outside the window.

To make things easier, a grid can be used to provide a reference while sketching.

Start the landscape by drawing the biggest features first, such as houses, cars, and trees.

Once these sections are created, you can add details and shapes such as the front lawn, flowers, and textures.

Drawing caricatures takes practice, so why not do it when you’re bored.

Choose a photo of a subject with a horizontal face so you don’t have to draw at an angle.

You can decide which style you want to use, from realism to abstraction.

Adding lines helps in aligning facial features. Once everything is mapped you can start drawing the eyes, nose and mouth.

Reading “The Corbyn Coloring Book” in London (Photo: Getty Images)

If you don’t want to paint, coloring is another great way to do it. There are many options. Coloring books for adults are said to be a great way to relieve stress and anxiety.

Games you can play when you’re bored:

Games like hangman, crossword puzzles, word searches, and sudoku are great fun to play at home when you’re bored.

If you’re bored at home with your kids, there are plenty of games you can play on hide.

Board games are a popular way to pass the boredom (Photo: Getty Images)

A common way to entertain yourself when you’re bored is to play board games.

There are many popular games to choose from such as Monopoly, Guess Who, Battleship, Crudo and Chess.

Another great way to pass the time is by playing card games.

Games for kids include Snap and Uno, while adults can play poker and blackjack.

Dangerous adult card games include Killing Kittens and Cards Against Humanity.

Productive things you can do when you’re bored:

  • Preparing meals a week in advance
  • clean the rice cooker
  • organize your wardrobe
  • change bed sheets
  • wash makeup brushes
  • Download our language learning app and start practicing
  • do an online workout
  • Organize your email inbox
  • water the plants
  • weed the garden
  • clean the hallway
  • clean the toilet
  • wash the pet
  • call a friend you haven’t talked to in a while
  • write a to do list
Giving yourself a manicure and pedicure is a great way to kill time when you’re bored (Photo: Getty Images)

Relaxing things you can do when you’re bored:

  • give yourself a manicure and pedicure
  • Lie down and listen to your favorite podcast
  • take a bath or take a long hot shower
  • Listen to Guided Meditations
  • light your favorite candle
  • give yourself a facial
  • Stop cooking on the hot stove and order dinner at your favorite restaurant
  • start knitting and crocheting
  • Play your favorite music and dance
  • Invest in a hot tub or paddling pool
  • give me a massage
  • I recommend reading books and listening to audiobooks
  • 10 minutes to yourself
  • cuddle up with pets
  • make your own hot chocolate

Creative things you can do when you’re bored:

  • write poetry
  • learn musical instruments
  • start a journal
  • learn new makeup techniques
  • try new recipes in the kitchen
  • Create content for Instagram and Tik Tok
  • Sing along to your favorite songs
  • Remake clothes you no longer wear due to cunning