10 Productive Things To Do When You Are Bored

Bored Woman On A Desk

What do you do when you are bored? Do you waste time on social media or watch TV? As an alternative, I’m going to offer some productive uses of your time.

1. Go to the gym

There is probably no better way to relieve stress and overcome boredom than with a good workout. If you can’t afford a gym membership, then you can always take a walk or a jog at the park or around your neighborhood. You can also get a good workout at home with some basic inexpensive equipment.

2. Research stocks

Nothing to do? Now is a great time to start researching some investments. If you have an interest in learning about the stock market and investments, then a good place to start is Investopedia.com. There is endless information there to start learning about all things stock market.

3. Declutter

When was the last time you sorted through your “stuff”? If you have some downtime it is a great opportunity to go through your things. Donate anything that is in good condition, sell what you don’t use anymore, and generally have a cleaner more organized place to call home.

4. Read

I prefer reading non-fiction on such subjects as finances, real estate, self-help, and history. You can read whatever you like but try to spend at least some of your free time with a good book. There is something about reading that helps open up your mind more than watching TV ever could.

5. Research Real Estate

Everyone isn’t interested in real estate investing, but if you are, then spend some time looking at properties where you live. Learn your market, reach out to local realtors and set up some viewings. Browse real estate related websites to learn as much as you can. Real Estate can be a very powerful investing tool if done right. It takes quite a bit of commitment and work, but done right you can build serious wealth. Free time is a great time to start learning.

6. Work around the house

If you are a homeowner, then there is probably an endless and growing list of projects that need to be done. Downtime is a great time to get the ball rolling on some of them. Do your homework on how to do your chosen projects. Get a material list together. Figure out the cost. Make calls to contractors and set up quotes for work that you aren’t going to tackle yourself. Finally, take action and start doing!

7. Network

Thinking of starting a business or investing? If so, then you will need to start putting a team together of trusted partners, attorneys, etc. Go to where these people hang out. Thinking of investing in real estate? Then, attend a real estate meet up group. Thinking of starting a business? Attend an entrepreneur workshop. You can find a meetup group or seminar on almost any subject with some simple searching online.

8. Join an Online Forum

There are online forums on almost every subject imaginable. Take some time to find one on something that interests you. Fitness, automotive content, home improvement, finances, real estate, and investing are just some of the online communities that are out there.

9. Write down and review your goals

Successful people write down and regularly review a clear-cut set of goals for their lives and finances. You should get in the habit of writing down your goals and going over them on a regular basis. Change and modify them as needed, but always know your goals, and map out how to achieve them. This can be as simple as keeping a daily or weekly journal.

10. Go outside

It’s easy to get caught up in life. Sometimes you just need to enjoy the outdoors for a minute. Instead of flipping on the TV or picking up your phone the next time you are bored go outside and enjoy some fresh air. If you don’t live in a rural area, then find a park that is close to you and use it as a place to unwind and recharge.

So, there’s my list. There are obviously nearly endless productive things that you can do when you are bored. I’d love to hear how you spend your free time. Comment below and give your ideas.


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