A List of 10 Fun Things to Do on a Boring Day at Home

A List of Things To Do on a Boring Day

We all encounter boredom in our lives. Sometimes it is because there seems there is absolutely nothing to do.

However, there really is no such thing as a boring day if you have hobbies or projects you like to do.

I often find, there are not enough hours in a day to do all I would like to do and have to choose my entertainment. I rarely watch television.

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Being bored is sometimes a signal to action. However, sometimes it is a call for a nap as my cat would say...

My List of "Boredom Busters"

So what does one do for entertainment when one is stuck at home, bored with day-time television,,(I have never been a fan of soap operas)... (sorry)... That is my dilema.

Here are some of my suggestions for passing a rainy afternoon. Before you know it ,you will forget what time it is!

  1. Find a good book to read; (one of my recommendations "The Glass Castle"...gritty; you will be glad for your own comfy home and boredom!
  2. Turn off the television and enjoy some music; bust a few dance moves.
  3. Do some baking...bread especially; so satisfying...cookies fattening, but what the "H"!
  4. Research a new hobby.
  5. Have a spa day at home on a weekend. Right in the middle of the day!
  6. Find an interactive site to play Sudoko or do a puzzle, etc.
  7. Clean out a closet...yikes. (whatever rocks your boat)
  8. Get dressed up for no reason and go out to eat at your favorite restaurant.
  9. If you have a movie collection, watch an old favorite once again ( I have watched Dr, Zhivago like a million times!). My "more modern" favorites: "Nacho Libre" and soon to be favorite.. the "new version of the "Arthur" movie...I like 'em silly!
  10. If all else fails...get out the chips and bon-bons and sit in front of the tube and get into a soap opera...Oh well

What do i do that passes time? All the above besides writing and interacting with friends, playing with pets and either gardening and creating something...


Some Fun Things to do Online

There are many sites online to while away a day. Here are some I enjoy:

Free books online to load into your computer for your reading pleasure:

Good relaxing site for games:

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mtkomori 4 years ago from Yokohama, Japan

I totally relate to what you say; trying to fight off boredom and the winter blues has always been a challenge. So far, I've finished a book I borrowed from a library and am about to finish a second one which I bought from a book fair, AND my first attempt EVER...I'm knitting a scarf for my son! So far I haven't been terribly bored due to these tactics, but as you already know, we still have several more weeks of winter! ARRGGH!

I just saw the movie "The Descendants" and am looking forward to the Grammy's and the Oscar's, which add a little color to the cold and long winter nights. Also did quite a bit of cleaning out drawers over Christmas break. Looks like I'm already doing what you've advised:) Hope we both make it through the winter safe and sound! Thanks for a fun hub!


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi mtkomori! You are on top of it! I think I want to see "The Descendants" as well and of course the Oscars are somehing to look forward to ! Reading has always been my favourite pastime; winter just gives me a great excuse for indulging!

Haven't attempted the knitting yet, but discovered the site ravelry.com with all sorts of free patterns...awesome for looking at...they ask you to join...but they ask for minimal info.

Thanks for stopping by and offering your solutions to boredom...before we know it winter will have left! Cheers!


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I love your boredom busters! I especially liked, “turn off the television...” (And I also wonder why people find soap operas so entertaining…oh well; I guess that’s just me.)

I love the snow, as long as we don’t have to drive in it. Bitter cold weather with gray skies and barren trees without even just a tad bit of snow seems so out of place…like Mother Nature arriving at wedding wearing black.

Up and interesting. :-)


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Genna! I definitely love the snow as far as change of seasons go and it is always welcome when it covers the gray/brown of early winter. It is also gorgeous as in the pictures I took of snow-laden trees.

However, it makes me house-bound more than in summer and then it is time to break-out all those activities put off all summer because I was out enjoying nature every single day!

Thanks for your comments! Cheers!


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b. Malin 4 years ago

To curl up with a Good Book and some Hot Tea, would be my choice...when I was Younger I Loved to Dance to anything on the Radio that was Danceable. I was NEVER a SNOW PERSON...a walk in the cold gave me HIVES...So now (Don't KILL ME) I'm in Florida, Scribenet, and guess what? We're having a COLD SPELL! They think anything under 50 or less it COLD!

You have my Sympathy dear Friend, wish you could be here too! But you have written some Excellent Ideas, Good Hub!


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi B.Malin! LOL...the cold gives you hives! So funnny that you are having a cold spell (in Florida ;) ) Those pictures above were taken yesterday, but that is nothing to what Alaska is experiencing in snowfall...don't ever go there...you would have hives upon hives!

Hey, I complain about the weather, but it is a very Canadian thing to do! I am fine right now...layered as I am, in fleece and wool socks...lol...dreaming about Florida and it's cold spell.

Thanks for your funny comment and hope you get out of the deep freeze soon (wink,wink) Cheers!


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Angie Jardine 4 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

Hi Scribenet ... despite being an old fogey I love snow. But then I'm in the UK and we don't do snow Canadian-style ... or at least not often.

This year so far we have not had snow and I'm not happy. So I've been catching up with the house and garden renovations instead, as well as reading a huge pile of books from the library. Can't watch TV ... too boring.

To see what a different winter we're having see http://thisisangiesblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-...


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Angie! Aw..no snow? Gotta have snow; even though I complain to beat the band! Presently, there is a cold snap here (-18 drgrees celsius and wind makes it colder). Maybe, it is the cold, I resent...and the short daylight hours!

Here is hoping some of this snow makes it's way over the pond to you! I am going over to check your link! Thanks for commenting! Cheers!


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

Nice ideas. Researching a new hobby and baking some cookies sound great to me. :)


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Om! Yes, Nothing as good as cookies and a hobby to chase away the winter blahs! :)

Thanks for commenting! Cheers!

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