You’re bored, life’s come to a halt, and you need relief right now. It could be boredom. It could be depression. Or it might just be that you need an idea to jumpstart you along. Here are 150+ fun things to do when you don’t know what to do. Pick something and have fun.
Take your dog for a walk
Take your cat for a walk
Take your spouse for a walk.
Ride a motorcycle
Listen to good music
Watch a good movie
Make a movie.
Knit or crochet
Color in a coloring book
Play with a pet
Burn incense or candles
Ride a bicycle
Think about good memories
Cut out pictures and make a collage
Make paper airplanes and throw them
Tell someone you love them
Use the computer
Look at old photographs or letters
Write cards and send them to friends
Up the music and dim the lights and dance
Play video games
Go for a walk
Talk to yourself out loud (say goofy stuff)
Laugh at yourself
Sing in the shower
Make beads or figures out of clay
Read something funny or inspiring
Make necklaces and other jewelry
Soak in the bathtub
Make a memory book
Organize old photographs
Collect coins, stamps, watches, etc
Go to the aquarium and watch the fish
Make a photo album
Lie out in the sun
Do something artistic
Laugh for no reason.
Read about getting over depression, anxiety, stress, or whatever it is that ails you
Care for your indoor plants
Doodle. Draw stick-people and have fun with it
Cook or bake.
Read past journals
Make a gift for someone
Sit out on porch or balcony
Train your parrot to talk
Teach your dog to clean the house
Read and write poetry
Curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and listen to the rain. If it isn’t raining, download an app that makes rain sounds
Spend time with family
Look for quotes on the internet
Look for funny or cute pictures on the internet
Read comic books
Write out dreams
Design a website
Tattoo yourself or somebody else with henna
Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and drink it slowly
Take a nap
Dance some more
Smoke a cigarette
Go back to school
Share your dreams and achievements with a trusted friend
Play table games
Write a story
Search Facebook for old friends
Look at art books
Make a home-made movie
Take care of a bonsai tree
Buy or sell stock
Go to the park and feed the ducks & geese.
Call a friend
Plan a camping trip/ go camping
Plan a holiday (whether you plan to go or not)
Go on a picnic
Fly a kite
Think good thoughts about self and world
Go to an art store
Go to a pet store and look at the animals
Learn how to skateboard
Go to an electronic store, play with gadgets
Play an instrument
Paint a picture. Paint your house.
Go window shopping
Think about getting married
Think about getting divorced
Think about getting divorced and living in sin
Go shopping for real. Wander about a department store and buy some gum
Draw a maze
Go horseback riding
Roll down a hillside, or take a piece of cardboard and slide down
Play on kids’ swings
Go to church
Hang a birdfeeder outside your house
Take up a sport
Watch squirrels and birds in your backyard
Go downtown and people watch
Ask somebody to bail you out of jail for watching people
Feed a stray or wild animal (in a safe way)
Go to the library and browse books
Go to the beach
Go house-hunting. Go see open houses
Go for a walk in the rain. Wear a hat to keep your face dry.
Go to garage sales
Spend the day fishing
Participate in a theatre production
Dress up just for the fun of it
Go for a short drive. Explore a neighborhood you’ve never visited before.
Sign up on a dating site and explore your options.
Go on a date
Visit the YMCA or YWCA
Learn how to read palms
Learn how to do tarot and impress your friends
Learn how to juggle
Learn a few magic tricks
Visit the local café and get to know the staff
Put on funny clothing and dance some more
Go see a psychic
Think about new ways to make money
Go back to school. Take free community classes
Join a support group.
Join a hiking group, book club, writer’s support group, etc. Meet new people.
Attend a twelve step meeting.
Go for a jog.
Buy music you like
Volunteer at a hospital, homeless shelter, animal shelter, library, or other place.
Adopt a pet.
Spend the afternoon cloud watching
Play card games alone or with someone
Practice karate or judo
Go to free events or discussions in town
Do mindfulness exercises
Use imagery to overcome stress.
Go to a comedy club or read a funny book.
The next time it rains, go for a walk and jump into the puddles
Invite somebody over to your house and bake a cake
Go to the mall
Take a long-distance course or return to school
Think about past vacations
Read a newspaper and catch up on current events
Build model cars, airplanes, etc
Use free internet at library
Go to the theater or movies
Hang out in a bookstore.
Go out and drink a beer or two with friends
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