8 Things to Do When You're Bored

Written by Grace & Silas

Boredom strikes us all from time to time. However, people have been seen especially worried about being bored now that the Coronavirus has us all on lockdown. So here are a few things you can do in this current situation.

Check Out the New Free Content

Due to the lockdown, a lot of media providers now show their wares for free or at a good reduction to help keep people entertained. Streams of Broadway can be seen legitimately online, as an example. Look into things you like and see if there’s free content that suits you.

Check out this list of free things to check out here! 🙂

Make Funny Videos in 2 Ways

A lot of people are currently posting on TikTok because they’re bored and stuck at home. You could also make funny videos and send them to your squad. This would help twofold. One, because you’re making the videos and two, because you’d get to laugh at the ones your friends send you.


Have karaoke either alone, with family or with friends via group chat. Singing is fun and can make you feel better. Plus, you might find some new favorite tunes by checking out other people’s Spotify playlists and learning the songs.

Keep a Journal

If you’re bored, write! Write about the things you’ve done, things you like about not having to go to work or school, things you miss, and even plan some things you might do once the lockdown is over. You can also look back on this later to promote a sense of gratitude at how much freedom you have now.

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Going for a walk isn’t, for the most part, restricted currently during this pandemic. So go out, take a look at nature, have a breath of fresh air, and check out things you’re usually too busy to see when you’re at school or work.

Spend Time with Family

Remember those people who also live in your home who you don’t spend much time with due to other commitments? Yeah, them! They’re your family. While this lockdown may be inconvenient, it is also a great time to bond with your kin. This can be through meals, games, movies or even just conversation.


Yep, nothing. Chill out with a cup of your favorite hot beverage, look out the window and watch the world go by while doing absolutely zilch. In our fast-paced lives, doing nothing will feel strange, but this will be a rare opportunity you may not get again for awhile. So enjoy it!

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This could be fiction or educational. Delve into a fantasy world or try learning a new language. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that will hold your interest.

These are just some of the ideas we had for you to try during this lockdown. And there are many more out there, so let us know how it goes for you!


Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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