Breaks from school can leave us all a bit stir crazy at times. You’re not with your friends 24/7 anymore, you don’t want to shell out a ton of money on entertainment, and you’ve scrolled through the same social media updates time and time again. So, now what? We listed 10 things to do when you’re bored below.
1. Find a new favorite website.
With the amount of websites out there, the internet can keep you entertained for days. The problem? It’s not always easy finding a site that really tickles your fancy. Check out our suggestions here if you’re into games and trivia, or—if you’re a particularly inquisitive soul—these websites are sure to feed your curiosity.
2. Restore an old piece of furniture.
How about channeling your inner Chip and Joanna Gaines by renovating an old piece of furniture? Furniture flips aren’t as challenging as they seem. That old bookshelf in your basement might just need some sanding and a fresh coat of paint, and you can transform grandma’s antique lamp simply by swapping in a more modern lamp shade.
3. Watch a movie that everybody is talking about.
Is there a classic movie, like Forrest Gump or Jurassic Park, that nearly everyone in the world has seen except you? Or maybe there’s a new chart-topping film that’s pitted to win all sorts of awards this year. Grab the popcorn…it’s time to watch!
4. Brief yourself on the day’s trending topics.
Browse through the topics that everyone is talking about and get a gist of what’s going on in the world. It’s good to be in-the-know!
5. Try a recipe from Pinterest.
If you’re anything like us, you probably have a Pinterest board with hundreds of mouth-watering recipes, yet you’ve maybe only tried cooking up a handful of them. Give ’em a shot now!
6. Start a reading challenge.
How about setting a goal to read a certain amount of books by the end of the month, season or year? Come up with your goal, start planning out a reading list, and then begin tackling your challenge!
7. Follow along with a makeup tutorial.
Still can’t create the perfect contour and smokey eye? You might already follow some of your favorite makeup gurus on Instagram, but how about going the extra step and checking out their YouTube tutorials?
8. Watch a mind-blowing documentary.
Compelling historical recounts, crazy conspiracy theories, intriguing natural phenomena…How can you not find entertainment in the different types of documentary films out there? You can find a bunch of offerings on Hulu and Netflix, or you can check out some free options on sites like Top Documentary Films.
9. Dust off old family photo albums and baby pictures.
How about grabbing some family members and taking a trip down memory lane? Cracking out the old family photo album is sure to fuel some laughter and good stories.
10. Rearrange your room.
Change is refreshing! Plus, you might find some old things you haven’t seen in awhile as you work through moving your furniture around.
Do you have any more ideas? Share them with us in the comments below!