50 things to do when you’re bored: from games to drawing

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We all get bored from time to time, but fear not, there are many things we can do to keep ourselves entertained.

From boredom cure websites, things to draw, the best board games, and ideas to help you relax and unwind, we’ve got you covered.

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Here are 50 things you can do to combat boredom.

Websites against boredom:

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The New York Times’ popular word guessing game gives you six chances to guess the five-letter word of the day.

Heardle is a musical version of Wordle. It plays a short clip of a song and asks users to guess what it was.

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This fun website will put your geographic skills to the test, taking you to regions around the world that will have you guessing where you are.

A fan of memes? This website will put your skills to the test as it will ask you if you know what the famous image is.

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Do you love home decor? This site has a lot of home improvement content including a before and after section, a home tour section, and a little space series.

People paint their shoes in Washington DC (Image: Getty Images)

Things to draw when bored:

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Not only are they a great subject to draw, they’re incredibly versatile and easy for beginners.

Roses are the ideal starting point to draw a blooming one, just start with the center as a small circle and then slowly add the petals around it.

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If you want something to keep you busy why not draw a landscape, it could be one of your favorite scenes or maybe just the view outside your window.

To make things easier, you can use a grid to serve as a reference as you sketch.

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Begin your landscape by drawing the largest elements first, such as a house, car, or tree.

Once these sections are created, you can add smaller details and shapes, like the front lawn, flowers, and textures.

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Drawing portraits can take some practice, so why not if you’re bored?

Choose an image of your subject where the face is flat, which avoids having to draw an image at an angle.

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You can decide what style you prefer, from realistic to abstract.

Adding lines is helpful for facial feature placement. Once everything is worked out, you can start drawing the eyes, nose and mouth.

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A person in London reads a copy of The Corbyn Coloring Book (Image: Getty Images)

If you decide you don’t want to draw, another great alternative is a coloring book. There is a wide range to choose from, however coloring for adults is said to be a great way to relieve stress and anxiety.

Games to play when you are bored:

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Games like hangman, crossword, word search, and sudoku are great fun to have at home when you’re bored.

If you’re bored at home with the kids, there are plenty of games you can play from hide and seek, Simon tells i-spy.

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Board games are a popular pastime when bored (Image: Getty Images)

A popular way to entertain yourself when you’re bored is to play a board game.

With so many popular games to choose from including: Monopoly, Guess Who, Battleship, Cluedo and Chess.

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Another great pastime is playing cards.

Games for children include Snap or Uno, while adults can play Poker or Blackjack.

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Daring adult card games include Killing Kittens and Cards Against Humanity.

Productive things to do when bored:

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  • Meal prep for the coming week
  • Thoroughly clean your stove
  • Organize your wardrobe
  • Change your bedding
  • Wash your makeup brushes
  • Download a language learning app and start practicing
  • Do an online workout
  • Sort your email inbox
  • water your plants
  • Pulling weeds in the garden
  • Vacuum your hallway
  • Thoroughly clean your toilet
  • Wash your pet
  • Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while
  • Write your to-do list
Treating yourself to a manicure and pedicure is a great way to kill time when you’re bored (Picture: Getty Images)

Relaxing Things To Do When You Are Bored:

  • Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure
  • Lie down and listen to your favorite podcast
  • Take a bath or a long hot shower
  • Listen to a guided meditation
  • Light your favorite candles
  • Treat yourself to a facial
  • Skip cooking over a hot stove and order dinner at your favorite restaurant
  • Start knitting or crocheting
  • Put on your favorite music and dance
  • Invest in a hot tub or paddling pool
  • Treat yourself to a massage
  • Read a book, or better yet, listen to an audio
  • Take ten minutes just for yourself
  • Cuddle with your pet
  • Make yourself a hot chocolate

Creative things to do when bored:

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  • write a poem
  • learn an instrument
  • Start a diary
  • Learn how to create a new makeup style
  • Try a new recipe in the kitchen
  • Create some content for Instagram or Tik Tok
  • Sing along to some of your favorite songs
  • Get smart and change some clothes you don’t wear anymore