Do you ever get one of those days where you find yourself unfathomably and inexplicably bored? That whatever you ordinarily do just won’t cut it, and you’re looking for something to break you out of your routine? If you get where we’re coming from, read on. We have put together the ultimate list of 10 amazing things to do when you are bored. Not only will they break you out of your routine, but they will also leave you with a new, slightly better, you.
1. Take on a new hobby
Is there something you always wished you knew how to do? Whether that something is knitting or learning how to play the harmonica, there is no time like the present! You can head out for supplies at your nearest store, or you can order everything you need online. Ask a skilled friend to help you learn, or simply use an online guide or YouTube tutorial. With all the means available nowadays, taking on a new hobby has never been easier!
2. Learn a New professional skill
Nowadays, there is so much competition in the job market that it is always useful to learn a new professional skill. Whether you want to become a Google Analytics expert or learn the Fundamentals of Blogging there are a lot of accredited online resources and certifications to get you started. Turn a lazy day into a career-boosting workshop and impress your workplace with your newly acquired skills.
3. Learn a new language
Has learning a new language been on your new year’s resolution list for years now? It’s time for you to stop talking about wanting to do it and just do it! What language have you always dreamed of knowing? French? Spanish? Mandarin? Pick your favourite language learning platform, whether that’s Duolingo or Babbel, and start learning!
4. Have an in-depth conversation with someone
Sure, maybe you talk to your friends on a daily basis, but how often do you actually talk with them. When’s the last time you had a heart-to-heart with your best friend? When was the last time you shared your fears, your hopes, your dreams with someone? If you’re not sure what to do with your time why not share it with some who means a lot to you? Reach out to someone close to you and invite them over for a cup of tea and an intense session of soul-searching.
5. Pamper yourself
If you have nothing better to do, why not take this time to pamper yourself? Whether it’s a manicure, a deep-tissue massage or a simple home-made face mask, pick something that will make you feel rested and refreshed. Or, if you’re looking for some excitement, maybe it’s time for a makeover. Get yourself a home hair-dying kit or book yourself an appointment at the local salon and start prepping for your new look!
6. Bake something
Whether you’re an adept baker or a kitchen rookie, with all these easy-cooking video tutorials almost anyone can whip up a delicious treat. Check out Tasty’s or Tastemade’s easy video tutorials and create your delicious masterpiece. Or, better yet, check out the BiniBlog’s Weekly Recipe Column to discover the most delicious recipes from around the world. Fight the boredom by making an insta-worthy treat for yourself and your friends.
Working out doesn’t have to be boring. If you’re not sure how to spend your free time it could be worth looking into a form of exercise you actually enjoy. It can be anything from jogging in the park to cycling along the lake. Or, you can look into new quirky types of workouts, such as the Bungee Workout Class. You will fill up your spare time and get fit in the process!
8. Do a movie marathon
Add the word “marathon” to anything, and it instantly turns into an accomplishment. Even if that accomplishment is binge-watching your favourite series. While this might not be a top qualifier as a “productive activity” it can be a fun and immersive way to spend your time. What’s the last time you watched all three Lord of the Rings movies in a row? Did you ever get the chance to watch Hitchcock’s classics back-to-back? No time like the present to add this impressive feat to your personal resumé.
9. Do a unique activity in your city
Every city has something special to offer. Even if you know your city by heart, there’s always some part of it that you have yet to discover. Using platforms like LocalBini or Meetup, you can meet other people in your city and enjoy unique activities with them. Whether it’s going on a Women’s Walk with Heidi to discover the most influential women in Parisian history or a going for a Bicycle ride along the Limmat in Zurich with Aurelie, the list of unique activities to do in your city is endless!
If you don’t have the means to go to the airport, pick a destination and take off for the night there are other alternatives! You can hop on the bus to go the nearest city, gas up the car for an impromptu road-trip or simply walk over to a part of your city you’re not that familiar with. It’s the perfect opportunity to see something different and discover the explorer in you!
So, next time you catch yourself wondering how to spend the time, take your pick of one of our unique ten activities. Or, browse the BiniBlog for an unlimited source inspiration and discovery!