It’s summer, the freedom and flexibility of life right now is great! But, being away from friends, home all day – with nothing to do – is getting old. Here’s 9 things to do when summer boredom kicks in:
- Rather than binge watch your favorite Netflix drama – create your own. You can write a script, design a set in your bedroom, memorize lines, ask your friends to film you or just set up your cell phone or host a vlog using your own computer.
- Don’t just sit by the pool – dive in and train yourself to swim a mile (60 laps in a full-length pool) in less than an hour.
- Instead of curling up to your favorite book – write your own. You can write a chapter a day, a week or compose a children’s book in one afternoon.
- Listening to music and scanning social media updates too much? – Plan your own events to post on social media. Check out what’s happening and schedule one event every day of the week for the rest of the summer. If social media listings don’t offer enough ideas, check out concert venues, your local library or parks and recreation to fill up your calendar. Don’t forget to post a pic of you and your friends on social media.
- Zoned out by too much time playing video games? – Then, fight for a real cause. Be an activist for something your passionate about. Serve those in need. Join in the battle against poverty, slavery or violence and DO something.
- Enough with HGTV – craft your own DIY project or redecorate your room.
- Laundry piled high – Clean out your closet and repurpose your clothes. Make your own fashion line, challenge yourself to express yourself in a new way through fashion once a week or give yourself a makeover.
- Staying up late and sleeping in until past noon – sleep under the stars. Whether you go camping with your family, your friends or youth group, connect with nature and explore the wonders of our creator.
- Spending too much time trying to perfect your game? Gather neighborhood kids or friends and family for a massive game. Or just play in the sprinkler and have a big water fight. By having a variety of skills and ages, you’ll have a silly time playing a sport you love.
When you need something quick to pull you out of boredom, try one of these simple ideas:
- Bake cookies, make homemade ice cream or cook dinner for your family.
- Work on a craft, art or DIY project.
- Journal, pray, read God’s Word.
- Go on a hike, bike ride or a walk around your neighborhood.
- Mow the lawn or tend to the garden. While you’re at it, help your neighbor or grandma with their yard work.
- Do some Spring Cleaning. Find those dust bunnies and clear out unwanted items. Donate the things you don’t want anymore. You’ll feel great by creating space for new school clothes, but even better knowing that you’re giving to someone less fortunate than yourself.
- Watch a movie outside under the stars on your computer or better yet, project it on your garage door and invite the neighbors. Pop popcorn, eat your favorite candy and have a variety of drinks to enjoy.
- Dust off a board game or two.
- Go to Hobby Lobby and pick up a kid craft. Remember the loom or melty beads you used to do when you were a kid? Make one now. Or just play with bubbles.