Can y’all believe it? For many of us, half of summer break is already over. ♡
Now that the 2022-2023 school year is getting closer than ever before, it’s important that we take advantage of every moment that we have left of our vacation. And since July is National Anti-Boredom Month, why not celebrate by doing things to keep us engaged?
If it feels like time is dragging on forever, here are 15 fun ways to say goodbye to boredom! With this jam-packed list of fun things to do, it will be a long while before you’ll ever feel bored, again. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
1. Learn a new language
I mean, who doesn’t want to be able to communicate with more people. From YouTube videos to mobile apps to online courses, there are more than enough ways to learn a language from a culture that you admire. Who knows; your new language skills may even inspire you to travel the world!
2. Try to draw or write with your non-dominant hand.
About only 1% of the population is ambidextrous, meaning they are both left and right handed. A great way to stimulate your brain is by drawing with your non-dominant hand. At first, your handwriting might look a little rough, but over time, you could learn how to write decently with both of your hands.
3. Write down what you would do if you won 1 million dollars.
Most people would absolutely love to be a millionaire–if only winning the lottery was more common. Even if you didn’t just hit the motherload, write a plan for what you would do if you just won 1 million dollars. The boredom is sure to melt away when you use your imagination.
4. Organize the apps on your phone.
I don’t know about you, but for perfectionists like myself, there aren’t many things that give you more satisfaction than organizing things. The pages of apps in your cell phone is a really good option.
5. Paint your nails.
So maybe you’re bored, but you also don’t feel like going to the nail salon. In that case, why not paint your own nails? You could even have a mani-pedi party and paint the nails of your friends while they paint yours. And why not have a sleepover, while you’re at it?
6. Purchase a book on your TBR (to be read) list.
To all my fellow bookworms out there; do you have any books on your TBR list that were just released? If you do, why not purchase them and spend some time reading? And considering that the weather is so pleasant in many parts of the world, consider changing the scenery and reading in a spot outside.
7. Play an instrument.
Learning how to play a new instrument is a great new skill that many people want to acquire. With summer break placing a buttload of free time on our hands, now is the best time to learn how to play the piano, guitar, saxophone or whatever other instrument you’ve taken an interest in.
8. Paint a self portrait.
Have you ever tried to replicate yourself in art form? If not, all you need is one or two reference photos, some paints, and appropriate paper, and you’ve got everything you need to make a self-portrait masterpiece!
9. Look at your baby photographs.
A road down memory lane is the perfect way to bring some old memories back to life–and it’s even more fun when you do so with your family.
10. Build a pillow fort.
You and you’re siblings–if you have any–could have you’re very own slumber party by making you’re own pillow fort. With some popcorn, cushions for pillow fights, and fun board games, a pillow fort could serve as hours of entertainment.
11. Make a summer daily routine.
Considering that we don’t have to wake up for school during summer break, it becomes a lot easier to sleep in. To revaluate the structure in your daily life, consider creating a routine from morning to midnight to serve as your guide throughout the rest of the summer.
12. Go star gazing
A silent night underneath the night sky is sure to put a little pep in your step. Not only will it likely destroy your boredom and provide a beautiful sight, but it can also help you learn more about the constellations and types of stars, which kind of makes this a double activity.
13. Clean your room
When you have nothing else to do, why not get a load off your shoulders and give your bedroom a deep cleaning. Not only will it get your gears moving, but your parents should be pretty happy, too.
14. Make a fruit smoothie.
Sometimes, the best way to conquer boredom is by refreshing our pallet. A strawberry, banana, mango, or pineapple smoothie is the perfect mix of sweet and savory to indulge in this summer.
15. Learn calligraphy.
Have you every wanted to learn how to write fancier than ever before? When it’s time to send out this year’s Christmas cards, you’ll be thankful that you learned calligraphy. You’ll never have to purchase a pre-written greeting card, again.
Although boredom can hit us all at one point or another, it’s so easy to think of things to do when you look at your surroundings. In other words, possibilities to be productive are everywhere. All we have to do is use a little creativity. And I hope this list will help you do just that.
LET’S CHAT~Which tip on this list do you like the most? Are there any other things you like to do when you’re bored?
Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! God bless you all, and I will you next time! ♡