Fun things you can do when you are bored that aren’t going to break the bank


In this fast paced day and age, most people are pretty impatient and even more people hate the feeling of being bored. Even though we have so much information at our finger tips, sometimes it can feel like we have watched everything on Netflix, have eaten at all of the fast food places in our local area, and have read all of the recommended books on Amazon. This can lead to people feeling like they are going to pull their hair out and may even lead to an existential crisis.

This is because most people work many hours in the week and so when they do have spare time, they feel like they need to be filling this time with rewarding things. The only problem is that most activities cost a great deal of money and so many will end up sitting at home all weekend long wishing they were doing something else. Thankfully, there are plenty of different things that can be enjoyed when you are feeling like you are in a funk that aren’t going to cost you a fortune and so, here is a quick list of great activities to get you started.

  • Watch a movie in another language and see if you can match any words to the subtitles
  • Visit a drive-in cinema and eat a hot dog like they did in the fifties 
  • Take a walking tour in your local city and explore all of the historical buildings, shops, and parks
  • Visit a brewery and try a range of different beers starting with light options and ending on dark options 
  • Dive into the world of electronic cigarettes and then choose a delicious flavour for your new vape pen like this one here.
  • Sign up to a short course online and teach yourself a new skill
  • Trace your family tree and see if you can find any royal ancestors
  • Read Marie Kondo’s “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and clear out your whole home
  • Donate your time to a local soup kitchen and give back to the community
  • Catch a train to somewhere you have never gone before and take a photo
  • Watch some videos online on how to train your dog and then teach your pet a new trick
  • Buy a colouring book and pencils and spend the afternoon working on your very own master piece
  • Give someone a call that you have lost contact with for a deep and meaningful conversation 
  • Pick up some freelancing work on AirTasker and make yourself some extra money
  • Drag your mattress into the lounge area and pretend that you are having a sleepover like when you were a kid 
  • Invite your friends over to watch Grease the movie and take a shot every time someone runs a comb through their hair
  • Gather all of your old photos and put together a scrap book of your favourite memories
  • Go through your closet and put together a pile of things you don’t wear anymore to donate to charity
  • Start working on that novel you have always thought about but never actually started
  • Read ‘The Barefoot Investor’ and open a new savings account for your future
  • Give yourself a makeover using only things that you can find around the home
  • See if you can find any loose change in the pockets of your jackets and pants or down the side of the couch

Whatever it is that you decide to do, the chances are that you will enjoy it more than sitting back and doing nothing at all.