Bored? Here’s Some Great Ways to Kill Time

Bored? Here’s Some Great Ways to Kill Time

December 21, 2015 0 By EVA

When you’re bored, it can seem like the entire world has come to a standstill. The time creeps by slowly and five minutes can seem like five hours. We all know the feeling: we’ve been there, and we want to help you alleviate some of that crushing boredom. Not sure how to get started? Check out our list of fun stuff to do when you are bored to get your geek on.

Read a Book

Reading is one of the best ways to pass the time, and nothing can transport you into another world better than a good book. Escapism helps the hours seem like minutes as you follow the books characters to far off places and grand adventures. Here are some of our picks for great reads or you can check out the list of Best Books Ever from GoodReads.

1. The Hunger Games
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
4. Pride and Prejudice
5. Twilight

Try Out a New Recipe

The best thing about having enough time to cook is that you can really enjoy the process. Play your favorite music, find a recipe for that dish you’ve always wanted to try, make your preparations, and get started. Pair your meal with a glass of wine and relax with a good movie. Not only will you enjoy a relaxing activity, you’ll also get to eat delicious homemade food. Of course, you can always pick up a geeky themed cookbook too, such as the official Game of Thrones cookbook, A Feast of Ice and Fire.

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Play Board Games

Board games are a great way to have fun when you have a couple people that you have to entertain. There are so many choices that you are sure to find something that will pique your interest.

Our list of 5 recommended board games:

1. Euphoria
2. Inceptor
3. Amerigo
4. A Game Of Thrones
5. Ticket to Ride

If you are looking for something with a little more action, consider playing a casino game on your mobile phone. These games offer players the thrill and excitement of the casino right at their fingertips, you can even win real cash. These types of games make it easy to begin with no bonus needed.

Make Christmas Cards

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Just in time for the season, homemade Christmas cards are special, unique, and from the heart. Take an evening and use your artistic skill to show your loved ones how much you really care. Department and craft stores sell supplies that you can buy to make some really good looking cards. Not sure how to start? We’ve found a great guide of making a Christmas cards in case you need a hand.

Make a Video

This activity can be done alone or with your loved ones. Think about what you’ve always wanted to do, something that you’ve always wanted to share, no matter if you’re good at it or not. Sing your heart out, do a comedy routine or re-enact your favorite scenes from films – you are only limited by own imagination. If it’s good enough, consider posting your finished video on YouTube. Who know? You may have the next viral hit on your hands.

While it isn’t easy to make a profession video, here are some basic tips:

1. Shoot with the right equipment
2. Pay attention to the audio
3. Watch what you’re filming
4. Edit to your audience
5. Upload and distribute through social networks

Go Backyard Camping

Set up a tent, build a campfire, and invite your friends over for a night filled with beer, campfire stories, roasted hot dogs and s’mores. Not only will you get a chance to feel like a kid again, you’ll also get to spend some quality time with your friends. Turn your lawn into a giant Twister board, play beer pong or use a terracotta pot as a firepit. Your options are almost endless when it comes to backyard camping and you aren’t far from the comforts of home.

Help Someone in Need

There’s nothing that can lift a mood and warm a heart better than knowing that your actions

are directly contributing to someone else’s well-being. You can help in your local community or even find ways to help out online if that is more to your liking. Sites like Kickstarter and IndieGogo host fundraisers for potential up and coming businesses and video games. If you can’t donate monetarily don’t feel bad; sharing things that you like on your social media accounts is a great way to spread the word and lend a hand.

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