empowerment, work and success

Things to do when you are bored

Recently I talked to you about “Niksen” , in Netherland, it means ” doing nothing”, and as much as I love this concept, sometimes, I feel bored but still looking for something to do.

So today, I am going to help you finding the best thing to do when you want to be productive or active.

There’s always going to be a day where it just doesn’t seem like you have anything to do. Most people’s first instinct in such a situation is to open their phone, turn on the television, or just lie around staring off into space. You can put that time to good use, though, through productivity. Why waste such an opportunity on idleness, when you’re usually too busy from school or work to get to your to-do list? Next time you’re sitting around, try one of these things to do when you’re bored.


Often, we make fitness goals but can’t follow through with them, as other priorities take their place. The perfect way to shatter a spell of ennui, however, is to get up and exercise. Try out that workout program you made and never got to or search for exercise videos on YouTube. You could do movements that don’t require much space in the comfort of your home. If it’s been a while seen you’ve ventured outside, take a walk or go for a short run.


Everyone needs to eat, so cooking is an eternally useful skill to develop. Cooking can even be fun as you discover new flavors or finally pull off your favorite dish. Additionally, you can save a lot of money by buying ingredients and making food yourself rather than eating out as much. Think of foods you like to eat and find recipes for them online. If you’re with your parents, you might even ask them how they prepare delicious family meals.


Cleaning isn’t usually all that fun, but it can be supremely satisfying once you finish. Look around your home and identify what needs to be tidied up. Maybe you haven’t seen the entire floor of your bedroom for some time. Maybe your living room items are getting a bit dusty. Whatever the case, you can redirect your boredom into productivity by picking your laundry up, wiping down your kitchen and bathroom surfaces, and taking care of your furniture pieces. Also, we often forget to clean our area rugs, so make sure you clean your rug properly and thoroughly. You’ll feel so much better walking on a rug that looks and feels brand new.

What about you? What do you do when you are bored? I would love to hear your thoughts! Leave me a comment down below or shoot me a DM over on INSTAGRAM!


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