What To Do. I am Bored.

What to do. I am bored

What to do? I am bored.

That’s our first response when we have time on our hand and we don’t know what to do with it. We usually end up saying, “Nothing, just killing time. I am bored.” Isn’t it obvious that time is killing you one second at a time? :p I feel terrible when I hear someone say they are bored but then I laugh to myself because mostly we don’t try to figure out what to do with the awesome time we have.

So here is my notes on what can be done in the free time:

  • Simply lay back, put on some music and sing along.
  • Call up your friends  and make a group video for youtube.
  • Make a project. Design it to be a “better me” project. Try different things.
  • Go out with friends. There’s always that one bum who wants to hang out and try some new food from the street. Or simply get out alone and learn  to have fun all by yourself.
  • Go on adventures. Only if you are employed full-time you won’t have much free time for adventures. But if you are a collegian or a school kid you will have a month or two of vacation and a few days off here and there all over the year. Find our about nearest mountains you can hike, the rivers you can dip in and get out there.
  • Become members of groups or clubs. I am member of my city’s nature club & I want to volunteer at a school for special kids sometime soon.
  • Learn something new. Learn a new skill or teach one to someone. How long will you just let yourself believe that you can always do it later? Time to learn that guitar or sewing right now. It need not be a skill that can be used to find a job, do something just for yourself too. 🙂

Dr Seuss was so right? Right? Image: Google Images
  • Study – Being a student in school/college is perhaps the time that shapes us the most for our life. Someday in retrospect you will look back on those moments and smile for doing your best even if it wasn’t appreciated the way you might have liked.
  • Read – Read the newspaper, read knowledge books, read novels, read anthologies and explore literature as much as you can.
  • Last and important – explore your ideas and imagination.

You know life is really beautiful and there will be reasons which make you cry but don’t ever forget that your life is important. Don’t spend time being bored, just plain old bored. Don’t just say, what to do. I am bored. Use your time to make the best of who you are. Have fun and remember one more thing, time spent with fun isn’t wasted time.

What to do. I am bored

To end the post, I’d like to tell you the same line my sister tells me when I tell her to rest and do the rest of her work tomorrow. “There’ll be plenty of time to sleep once I am dead. Right now, I’m gonna paint.” She has unfathomable energy for the things she loves to do. Touchwood, I hope and pray she always remains happy.

  • Aha! We share the same thoughts here. I’ve talked about how we badly needed time but when we are given the privilege, we use it worst. Interesting ways to make the most of our spare times, by the way.

    • haha exactly! When you have time spend it doing things you long for instead of crying out that you are bored. Lol.. So glad to find someone who shares same views about this. 🙂

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  • Had to leave another comment, ’cause I forgot to thank you for the follow, and I forgot to tell you that I think the illustration at the top of your blog is really awesome. 🙂

    • Thank you so much 🙂 The illustration is also done by my sister 🙂

  • “We usually end up saying, “Nothing, just killing time.” Isn’t it obvious that time is killing you one second at a time?” This line is hilariously true. Awesomely penned 😀
    This list should definitely come in handy when someone had gave in to the extent of searching on google for ‘I’m bored’. 😛
    And, isn’t Dr. Suess the best? =D

    • haha thanks Archana 🙂 & Yep Dr.Seuss is THE BEST! ;D

  • Such a beautiful post, Hemangini. I read a beautiful quote somewhere long ago, it goes something like this. I don’t remember it as it is but I do remember the gist: Only those people get bored who don’t like to spend time with themselves or who can’t bare to be with themselves… or something like this.
    You’ve compiled a wonderful list. I do hope that youngsters of today should really read it to learn something good (okay now don’t think that I’m old or something, I’m in my twenties, 25, so I’m not that old 😉 ) I’ll definitely ask my brother (15) to read this and start practicing at least one of your points.
    As for me, I’ll confess now that I never get bored, lol! Mostly because I’m always reading or writing! 🙂
    I hope you’re having a great day!

    • Wow Heena you never fail to make my day! Every time you comment I learn something from your comments too. 🙂 maybe you are just awesome like that!

      haha I am also in my late twenties now, going to be 28 this Feb. 🙂 Thanks for asking your brother to read this. I actually wrote this post keeping in my mind my teen-adult friends who are always saying “I’m bored”, just like you I love to read and write and I am always doing something, never bored! I find it hard to remember when was I bored last!

      Once again, thank you so much and you too have a great day

      • Awww… It’s really sweet of you to say so, dear!
        Sweet… we’re almost the same age then… Always good to know… 🙂
        That’s what I always tell my brother… To read. I likes reading but with his 9th standard studies and all it gets difficult for him. I wish the education system in our country will be a little lenient​ in the coming years…
        You too have a great day 🙂

        • I see little kids with big school backpacks and I can’t help but wonder how heavy those are on their shoulders and their souls! >.< I am glad I m through the education systems! Thanks a lot and I wish all the best to your brother for his exams.

          • Haha! Same here. And thanks. I’ll pass on your wishes to him 🙂
            Have a great day!