things to do when you’re bored

There used to be endless days in summer where all I could think about was how bored I was. I probably (definitely) took it for granted as now I find myself always doing something and very rarely get ‘bored’. But that doesn’t mean I find myself with nothing to do sometimes and there are only so many times I can keep refreshing YouTube for a new video to pop up! It’s an age old problem but I’ve come up with a few solutions to stop the slump of boredom.

Read, clear out, paint a picture?
I used to paint so much, however I’m pretty sure I haven’t picked up a paintbrush in over 6 months (that’s a pretty long time for me) and it is definitely something a want to do more of in the future. It is so relaxing when you’re bored and want to do something productive or something that you’re proud of! Also reading and clearing out is a great thing to do when you’re bored, it is just so nice to sit back and get stuck into a good book or clear out a pile of clothes that has been amounting for too long.

Meet a friend?
This is probably the hardest one for me as I have no friends lol. I’m kidding (okay maybe not) and it is a good way to stop being bored. You don’t have to go out and spend money either if you’re trying to save, they could just come round and you could bake or just go on a walk somewhere cool.

Write a blog post
for those of you who have a blog, why not write a new blog post? Or if you’re bored but don’t have much time take to pinterest and try and find some inspiration for future blog posts (something I do regulary). Another thing I love to do when I’m bored is to find new blogs! Read some blogs and commenting on them is such a fun thing to do when you don’t have a lot of time but want to fill it.

Get out and get active
This is better when the weather gets warmer as you can go out on the tennis courts, play a bit of badminton, go on runs… all things I don’t do and probably still won’t do even when the weather brightens up! I joke but there is something to be said about keeping fit; if you’re bored and don’t know what to do then maybe put on your trainers and go for a run! Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore and if you have nothing else to do then getting active might be a great thing!

I’m currently on my Easter break so these ideas might help me as well, let me know if you do any of these and also comment down below your favourite song of the moment! I’m always on the lookout for new music to listen to 🙂


  1. Laura Nolan 4th April 2016 at 8:25 am

    Good post and some good points! I tend to start tidying when I'm bored!!
    Laura X

  2. Eleanor Pritchard 4th April 2016 at 8:38 am

    Thank you! And same, organisation is my middle name! x

  3. HelloImEve 4th April 2016 at 8:43 am

    I think I will definitely try and read more blog posts when I'm bored because I find it so fun ;D And my favourite song at the minute is probably Swings & Waterslides by Viola Beach x

    Eve |

  4. Eleanor Pritchard 4th April 2016 at 9:14 am

    I'll have a listen to them! I love reading blog posts haha! x

  5. Esme Madeline 4th April 2016 at 10:38 am

    As usual, loved this post. That striped top is so cute! And I think I'll go and pick up my book after this, you've convinced me. favourite songs atm are killer bangs by honeyblood, and super rich kids by frank ocean xx

  6. Eleanor Pritchard 4th April 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you !! I probably should have linked what I was wearing but the top is from Pull and Bear 🙂 xx

  7. Call Me Amy 5th April 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Good ideas, I rarely find myself being bored these days I have so much to do but these ideas would also be great for just something to do to give yourself a break or relax!
    Amy xx
    Call Me Amy

  8. Eleanor Pritchard 5th April 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Very true! Especially reading, I love taking a break and getting stuck in a good book 🙂

  9. Marryx 17 6th April 2016 at 7:05 am

    Great tips 👍🏽 loved this post x
    I usually write or read blog posts when I'm bored (like now lol), but I should maybe go for a run and read a book more often xx

  10. Eleanor Pritchard 6th April 2016 at 7:26 am

    Haha same! I'm so unfit so running should probably be top of my list of things to do 🙂 xx

  11. Alice Young 6th April 2016 at 11:01 am

    Yessss I miss the days where I had time to be bored, I definitely took it for granted as well! This are all fab ideas though, I generally just used to binge watch TV shows if I had nothing to do that day – so productive I know!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

  12. Eleanor Pritchard 6th April 2016 at 11:31 am

    I do this as well! Once I find a good series to watch it can take me just a day to get though it all!

  13. Mel Davies 6th April 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Ah I love this post, I love having a big pamper when I'm bored – fake tan, paint nails, face mask, the lot!

    Lilies and Lipbalm

  14. Kathryn O'Connor 6th April 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Loved this post! When I'm bored I either resort to having a bath with allll the Lush products or I head straight for my blog and catch up on blog reading!

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

  15. Frankie V 6th April 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Brilliant post and great ideas! 🙂 there is always something to do!

    F x

  16. Eleanor Pritchard 7th April 2016 at 9:50 am

    I don't like baths but now you've said that I really want one!

  17. Eleanor Pritchard 7th April 2016 at 9:51 am

    Thank you! Netflix is definitely necessary when you're bored x

  18. Corrie Arnold 7th April 2016 at 10:47 am

    I love reading I'm really trying to make a habit of fitting it in! I spend way too much time on Twitter/YouTube, it's nice to be able to put all of that down for a good hour or two!

    corrie |

    corrie |

  19. Eleanor Pritchard 7th April 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Same! I really have to stop spending so much time on Twitter 🙂

  20. Tamzin Swann 11th April 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I really need to be more active, I tend to think cause I'm bored means I can laze around and watch TV. Would be so much better to go for a walk etc! I'm falling behind with blog posts though x

    Tamz |

  21. Eleanor Pritchard 12th April 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Do it! I'd love to know if you're being more active! 🙂 x

  22. Rozalyn Skitt 14th April 2016 at 2:44 pm

    these are really good ideas, I've broken my leg so I'm stuck in for the next 4 weeks, i'm sure i'll be using these! roz x

  23. PurpleButton Couture 15th April 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Good ideas! I find boredom is more of an unwillingness to do all the things I actually have to do, than having nothing to do! Procrastination and what not, that's me!

  24. Eleanor Pritchard 15th April 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I am the queen of procrastination and I definitely should probably stop that haha!

  25. Rabiah A 20th April 2016 at 8:22 pm

    some actual helpful and great posts. keeping fit is definitely ain't going to happen but maybe the others… sometimes.

    Amour Vita

  26. Eleanor Pritchard 21st April 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Thank you! Maybe keeping fit is something you could do in the future? Nothing big but we all have to start somewhere 🙂 even doing a five minute video on YouTube might be good if you're bored!


Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *