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10 Ways to get rid of boredom

Updated on November 9, 2010

Boredom is not the best state of mind to be in. it can drain you physically and reduce your creativity levels. It is best to have ways of ridding your self of boredom so you don’t stifle your creativity. Consider the following ten ways of getting rid of boredom:

  1. Socialise: If you are bored in the house, you can simply go to a friends place and hang out. You may either play a game you both fancy, watch something good on TV or just talk. It is difficult to get bored when you are with someone. You can think of something to do or somewhere to go have fun.

  2. Plan your Schedule: Having a daily schedule is a good step to avoiding boredom. Integrate family members in your schedule of activities and household chores. This will give you chance to bond together and make the dullest activities lively.

  3. Read A Book: Free time is good time for reading. You can finish reading that book you have been putting off for a while or rush to a book store and grab a new one. Reading helps in improving a person’s mental capacity as well as giving you loads of information.

  4. Write a Journal: You can take a notebook and jot down anything on your mind. The notebook gives you freedom to express your feelings without inhibition.

  5. Get a Pet: Having a pet around the house can help prevent boredom. Pets offer great company and keep you on your toes around the house. Teaching the pet some tricks is also a fun idea when you are bored. It can get really comical and is worth spending time on.

  6. Surf the internet: It is virtually impossible to get bored when you go online. There are thousands of sites to visit whatever your interest is. From games, chatting sites, online shopping sites, music, videos, radio and social networking websites like Facebook; there is never a dull moment online.

  7. Learn a New Thing: Free time is good time to try out a new activity. You may attempt a new activity either outdoors or indoors. Indoor activities include: painting, weaving, recipe cooking, and DIY activities e.t.c. Outdoor activities include surfing, mountain climbing, fishing, horse riding or any other activity you have never attempted. Discovering new things is a great way of getting rid of boredom and expanding your list of interests.

  8. Take a vacation: You can escape boredom by planning a vacation. It doesn’t have to be a long one. A simple trip to your folks place or to your favourite holiday destination for a couple of days or even the weekend is enough. You will meet new people to cheer you up and take the edge off. A different atmosphere also helps to rejuvenate and refresh your mind.

  9. Plan a family get-together: A family get together is a fun way of killing boredom and getting to bond together. A weekend or even dinner with family and friends is enough to get the edge off. You get to share, make fun, talk, laugh and enjoy quality time together.

  10. Join or Form a club- You may form or join a neighbourhood club with a group of neighbours and friends with similar interests. Whether it’s a book club, investment club, bingo, crafts; the idea is to have fun with a bunch of people.


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      hony 3 years ago

      It doesn' t works....:-(

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      4 years ago

      hmmm!! these things are also boring! :(

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      NinjaAssassinGirl 5 years ago

      Obiously im surfing the internet to find this ^_^

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      unknown 5 years ago

      This is soo much working. Amazing tips

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      Nothing 5 years ago

      What if your parents are too strict that you can't almost do all of these suggestions?

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      Lukman 5 years ago

      All are good ideas that really works.

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      Faiza 5 years ago

      i am bored of doing all these. Sooo what am i supposed to do now? BBBBORRREEEDDDD.

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      ally 5 years ago

      thank you?

    • profile image 6 years ago

      this is so lame

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      alex 6 years ago


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      Crystal 6 years ago

      none of the above can help with work boardom if theres no work to be done!

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      Josh 6 years ago

      None of above is helping. Its totally not fun at all to be that deep bored.

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      fabia 6 years ago


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      sammi 6 years ago

      I don't find any of these things work for me. I have to do more physical stuff. :)

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      xxximboredxxx 6 years ago

      the book one works for me :]

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      eat pie 6 years ago

      eat! it works

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      Scarlett 6 years ago

      this didn't help

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      Franz 7 years ago

      Plan you're schedule? Really?

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      2patricias 7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      All good ideas. Here are some more to think about: 1. Volunteer, for example on a local conservation project or to collect money for a charity outside a shop, 2. take an elderly neighbour out - maybe they're in a wheelchair or similar, 3. gardening.

      Nice hub and look forward to more from you.