Bored Nevermore: 1001 Things To Do

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Read a book; re-read one you already own, buy a new one online or from a bookstore, check out second hand stores and garage sales, check one out from the library, read one online (google free ebooks), download ones from Lulu.com for a free or just a few dollars, newspapers, foreign newspapers online.
 
Write a poem; write a story; write a book; sign up for NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month every November and write a 50,000 page novel in 30 day.
 
Organized your favorite images, projects and memories on Pinterest.com
 
Create fashion, decorating and art sets on Fashmate.com
 
Create a blog for an online journal. Create a handwritten journal, a photo journal, a memories journal, a positive thoughts journal (I have one I call my Sunshine Journal), art journal, altered books.
 
Create a forum for a topic that is close to your heart.
 
Remember your childhood: games(jump rope, kick the can, hopscotch), toys (Barbies, Tiny Tears, bikes), foods (macaroni and cheese, apple dumplings, grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup), music, books (Trixie Beldon, Little Women, Baby Island), people, places (Greenlake, Ravenna Park, Dairy Queen, Woolworths). Write them all down, add photos and drawings, recipes, and put together as a book (Publish on Lulu.com).
 
Collect dolls (I get most of mine from garage sales and eBay); make dolls (fabric, clay, crochet); repaint dolls (I once got a whole bag of used Barbie’s for a dollar at a garage sale), make new doll clothing by sewing or crocheting, buy or make paper dolls (there are tons of online sites for these).
 
Study different religions. You don’t have to convert, just to understand. Fear and hate grow from not understanding.
 
Doodle, sketch, draw, paint, collage, mosaic.
 
Knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, bead. Make things for yourself, family members, friends, for charity.
 
Cook and bake, try new recipes, cuisines, techniques.
 
Take pictures of people, things, places, colors, contrasts.
 
Trace your family history, learn about the places and times that involved your ancestors, trace your family’s medical history, compile family favorite recipes into a cookbook.
 
Make scrapbooks about your family, friends, yourself, pets, places, things, times.
 
Reminisce, write your life story, write your mom’s story.
 
Create a personal meditation or prayer book.
 
Learn healing techniques such as reiki, crystal therapy, aromatherapy, meditation, colors, yoga.
 
Study about something that is new to you: science, history, religions, art, geography.
 
Learn a new language.. from your favorite country, sign language or even a created language such as Vulcan or Tolkien.
 
Listen to music; rock and roll, classical, ethnic, new age, holiday… I love to explore the ones on You Tube, Pandora, Last.fm, radio-locator.com, google play, Amazon, Spotify, iheartradio, find lyrics to your favorite songs
 
Plan a party, trip or holiday, even if you never actually do it. For parties, determine the theme, decorations, menu, music, fantasy guest list. For a vacation; decide where you would want to go, what you would eat there, what you would see, bits of a language you need to learn, what things you would buy to bring home. For a holiday, research one that is new to you such as Diwali, Ramadan or Hina Matsuri. Turn these into scrapbooks, journals, blogs…
 
Feng shui your house, or a room, or your yard and garden. Rearrange furniture, paint a wall.
 
Keep a nature journal. Track weather and temperatures, wildlife, trees, flowers…
 
Design a garden: herb, flowers, vegetables, water…
 
Have a movie night; stream movies from Netflix, Hulu or Amazon or borrow movies from the library.
 
Practice some Random Acts of Kindness; make blankets for charity, volunteer, donate blood, pick up trash, make something (cookies, casserole) for a neighbor, write a letter to long lost friend, call someone just because, compliment someone, smile at everyone.
 
Take a nap, veg out watching old movies..
 
Really get into Twilight, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, or some other book/movie (read the books, watch the movies, and visit all of the online sites).
 
Things to do online;
 
play games such as Bejeweled, Second Life, IMVU
 
watch videos (You Tube, Vimeo)
 
watch TV shows on Hulu.com
 
visit and chat using Skype, Zoom or Houseparty
 
read; blogs, forums, newspapers from foreign countries, books on Kindle
 
research anything and everything
 
write a poem, a story, a memory, an essay, an article, a blog post
 
study history, science, literature, all the things you learned and school and have forgotten
 
learn something new, find tutorials, instructions, how to’s, videos (YouTube, TedTalks, ehow.com, wikihow.com, instructables.com)
 
listen to podcasts
 
meditate to an online video, to music, to nature sounds
 
organize and save photos (Flickr, Photobucket, Snapfish, Amazon)
 
ask a question and find the answer
 
join a Facebook group
 
shop for anything, but do your homework before you hand over your credit card number, compare sites, check for reviews
 
explore Google earth
 
create a webpage or blog or a video log (vlog)
 
read and watch current events and news from around the world, all of the stories that your local news and CNN ignores
 
find a recipe, learn to cook
 
publish a book on a Publish on Demand, even if it’s just for you… a story, a memory, photos, recipes, poetry
 
alter photographs
 
find antique and vintage photos and learn the history behind them
 
view webcams and travel without having to leave home
 
watch documentaries
 
list books you own (librarything.com, shelfari.com, http://www.goodreads.com/)
 
make a bucket list on listography.com
 
view art and post your own on deviantart.com or behance.net
 
learn new art techniques on YouTube, drawspace.com, artyfactory.com
 
download ebooks
 
make a wishlist on Amazon.com
 
send ecards
 
take classes or go back to school online
 
make a photo slideshow
 
print out paper dolls
 
create online dolls (stardoll.com, elouai.com)
 
take a quiz and create your own quiz
 
try new yoga asanas, or chair exercises or tai chi
 
sell something on eBay or Amazon.com
 
 
Still bored? Try this site… http://www.bored.com/

3 thoughts on “Bored Nevermore: 1001 Things To Do

    1. I created this list years ago and I’ve always kept it handy. I’m rarely bored because there is so much I want and like to do, but sometimes I just need something new and I pick something from the list.

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