11 Things to Do When Bored at Home

We had almost two years of constant time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we all had to look for hobbies and activities to keep ourselves from getting bored. As a result of my ADHD, I bought a lot of guides on Amazon, which took me from crafts projects like selling candles to teaching myself how to code.

Now that everything’s back to business as usual, I miss having extra time to do those hobbies that entertained me and taught me fantastic new skills.

Within this list, you’ll find fun activities and boredom busters to help others in your community who may need a bit of a boost. Tackle boredom and enjoy time for yourself to create or just relax at home.

1. Take up an Old Hobby

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Start by considering why you first became interested in that hobby, then think about why you abandoned it. If you need to, make a list or write down what you missed or what you found frustrating. As you learn more about your hobby, you can determine why you quit and then begin it again. 

Don’t let that $19.99 “whatever” kit you got online a few months ago sit unattended. You may get so good at it that you develop a new business idea. Regardless, creative things like hobbies can give us the stimulation we need to keep us from being bored.

2. Listen to Podcasts

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As content creation has evolved, podcasts have come to cover all sorts of topics, from horror to entertainment to famous books. You can laugh, chill, and entertain yourself by learning about a new topic or listening to your idol’s life story.

3. Read a Book, a Graphic Novel, or Fiction

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You can find some fabulous books at your local thrift store if you’re willing to dig a little. Book series sell online for reasonable prices. Find a good book and lose yourself in it. There’s nothing better than reading a good book, whether fiction, non-fiction, or a graphic novel.

4. Watch Movies or TV Shows

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Enjoy a marathon of movies or TV shows. Explore new shows or catch up on shows you’ve missed. Invite friends for an outdoor movie night, or host a Movie Marathon when you’re home alone with your cat or dog.

5. Do Some Home Workouts

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One of the things this generation enjoys is home workouts, yoga, or even dancing. Staying healthy and happy can be helped through exercise.

6. Bake or Cook Your Favorite Recipes

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Make your favorite recipe or bake some tasty treats. There is nothing more rewarding than cooking. Cooking is a great way to bond with family and friends. 

It’s also a great way to learn new recipes and techniques. Learning to play with ingredients can be tremendously fulfilling and it can help you clean out your fridge as well. Plus, you get to enjoy your delicious creations!

7. Write Your First Draft

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Get in the habit of writing a journal, poetry, or short stories. Getting creative and expressing yourself through writing can be a lot of fun. Writing also helps to reduce stress, improve problem-solving skills, and boost self-esteem. It can also provide an outlet to express feelings and ideas while also letting you exercise your imagination.

8. Gardening Is the Future’s Hobby

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Connecting with nature can reduce stress and anxiety and provide a feeling of accomplishment. Plus, it’s a fun activity to do with friends or family. Independent Zen wrote: “Nature has a healing power that teaches us that we are a part of a larger world.”

9. Remodeling Your Home

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Even small changes can make a big difference in your quality of life. Start by clearing out clutter and removing items you no longer need. Then, make minor repairs and upgrade your space with accessories or furniture.

10. Practice Some Meditation and Relaxation

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Play your favorite chill playlist, and find some enjoyable instructional videos on YouTube about meditation. Regularly meditating can help you reduce stress and improve your well-being by focusing on breathing and relaxing.

11. Take Online Classes

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Consider taking advantage of online courses and workshops to learn a variety of skills. We have many new options to explore and skills to learn for free. There are a lot of opportunities for you to enrich your resume and reach new levels through online educational platforms!

Fun Things to Do at Home to Beat Boredom

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By following these few tips, you can enhance your enjoyment every day at home without overspending. Learn how to keep yourself occupied instead of searching for “100 Not Boring Things to Do.” Good luck, and let us know which new fun activity you’ve been enjoying at home.

Author: Luana Cantuarias

Title: Contributing Writer

Expertise: Blockchain, B2B, and SaaS


Luana Cantuarias is a seasoned finance writer with over a decade of experience in the realms of Blockchain, B2B, and SaaS.