Some days we feel bored or lonely.
When you wake up feeling disconnected from the world, it is difficult to know what to do with your time.
Or if you find that you don’t have so much to do — or not so many places to go — it’s normal to get a little antsy.
Distraction is a great help!
Here are 55 very creative ideas for things to do at home when you’re feeling lonely, bored, or just would like to pass the time better.
Are you looking for more creative yet productive things to do at home? Check out these 14 Productive Things You Can Do At Home (When You’re Bored)!
1 – Bake a cake. You don’t need a special occasion to find a good cake recipe.
2 – Clean your floors. Cleaning does not seem at first glance to be an appealing way to fill in boredom, but it’s actually good for mental health.
3 – Organize your books in a different way. If you like to sort your shelves by genre, try organizing them by author instead.
4 – Practice your handwriting. We are so used to typing that we don’t practice writing by hand as our ancestors did.
5 – Call a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Maybe you can plan to meet at a park and catch up.
6 – Make a scrapbook with your favorite recipes, newspaper clippings, or photos.
7 – Sort through your clothes and figure out what can go. The process can be fun, and a clearer closet is satisfying.
8 – Change the curtains. Since we can’t reach them, curtains are often neglected during cleaning time. Replace them.
10 – Create a self-love list. Do yourself a favor, take a deep breath, give yourself a little hug, and start practicing a little self-love. Write out all the things you love about YOU!
11 – Read an old favorite book. You might find you understand it better the second time.
12 – Press leaves and flowers from your garden in an old dictionary. Later, use them in picture frames as decor on the wall.
13 – Meditate. Find a place where it’s peaceful and practice breathing. Sometimes that loneliness you feel is a cry from your soul to seek out peace.
14 – Finish the laundry. Don’t leave the dry clothes in the drier; take it all out, fold it, or hang it up.
15 – Dress up for the day. Put on a dress to walk to the mailbox. Take the time to fix your hair because you’ll feel a boost of self-esteem.
16 – Start a garden and plant all sorts of things. It’ll give you a reason to go outside every morning!
17 – Random acts of kindness. If you have a relative who recently lost a loved one, send them a gift card or a thoughtful letter.
18 – Learn a new language. Certain applications you can download on your phone make language learning super easy.
19 – Keep journals. It’s a classic tip for anxiety to write your worries on the pages of a journal.
20- Go through the miscellaneous items that you have no use for and discard what you don’t need. Nearly everybody in their house has artifacts that make us shake our heads. Throw it out.
21 – Enroll in an online course for something that you’ve always wanted to learn. Don’t leave it in your bucket list!
22 – Toss out things you do not need. A clearer house reflects a clearer mind.
23 – Learn to knit and make yourself a blanket using colors that you love.
24 – Try origami and fill your room with adorable paper projects.
25 – Sing, even if you don’t like your voice. Singing has surprising benefits against anxiety.
26 – Try something new on Netflix, a show you wouldn’t normally watch.
27 – Sit in the sunlight. It will help lift your spirits to go outside.
28 – Write a poem.
29 – Adopt a pet. Staying at home is a lot more fun when you have a furry friend to share little moments with.
30 – Clear up your phone. You don’t need all the selfies on there; having a clearer phone will also help it work faster.
31 – Change your hairstyle. Try a new, daring hair color.
32 – Weed out your flower beds. Weeds grow fast and will block out your flowers!
34 – Sort through your accessories and give away what you aren’t crazy about anymore.
35 – Make a care package for a friend and send it in the mail.
36 – Check up on your neighbors. Give them a plate of cookies and remind them that you’re around.
37 – Decorate cookies. These can be the same cookies that you give to your neighbors; it’s relaxing to make a pretty sugar cookie!
38 – Try scriptwriting. Write a script for a commercial and see if you enjoy the process.
39 – Do a facial. When your skin feels better, the world won’t feel so overwhelming.
42 – Paint the walls. It’ll make your living space prettier.
43 – Make bookmarks out of cardboard and write your favorite quotes on them with Sharpies.
46 – Change the bedsheets. You’ll feel better when you know you’re sleeping someplace fresh and clean.
47 – Learn about a historical figure important to your community.
48 – Video chat with a friend.
49 – Change your habits. Instead of being a night owl, maybe you’d feel better as an early bird!
51 – Ask friends in other countries to send you postcards and begin a collection.
52 – Plan a vacation. Just because you can’t travel now doesn’t mean you can’t organize your adventure!
53 – Rest. Make sure your sleep schedule is healthy.
54 – Toss out old shoeboxes and organize their contents in your wardrobe.
There is so much to do if you pay attention. Pick up an old favorite book or make an origami crane; all of these things are bound to help battle feelings of loneliness, as well as being fun — especially to pass the time with!
Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a lifestyle and wellness writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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