Beat the Boredom at Home: Adult Edition

You may feel there’s nothing to do inside if you’re the type of person who loves going out with friends, but there is plenty to do when you’re alone. This list covers ideas for when you’re inside due to weather or other reasons, and it also has some ideas for things you can do outdoors. Sometimes making the best of the situation helps ease the stress, so read through and find some things you can do to get your mind off of being stuck inside or away from friends. I’ll add more as I think of them but if you can think of more ideas, add them in the comments so I can include them in updated versions. 🙂




  • Organize your closets
  • Make a pile of clothes/dĂ©cor to donate
  • Spring cleaning
  • Make a monthly budget and try to stick to it
  • Watch TED talks
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Call a friend or family member
  • Make new music playlists
  • Research your ancestry
  • Start an online book club
  • Start or finish house projects that you’ve been putting off
  • Rearrange furniture for a new look
  • Download an app to learn a new language
  • Bake cookies
  • Start a blog
  • Think of ways to make money from home
  • Learn an instrument
  • Learn an online software like Photoshop
  • Try new recipes with what you have on hand
  • Start a new craft like candle making
  • Take free online college courses in fun subjects or classes that will help further your career
  • Trying to get healthier? Now is your time to get comfortable with meal prep
  • Make a bucket list
  • Puzzles
  • Learn chess
  • Marathon of your favorite movies or series
  • Look up DIY projects you can make with leftover wood pieces
  • Plan a dream vacation



  • Read
  • Take a bath
  • Do yoga
  • Start a journal
  • Learn to meditate
  • Listen to relaxing music
  • Drink tea
  • Take a nap
  • DIY manicure/pedicure/facial



  • Yoga
  • Put your exercise equipment to use (that treadmill that holds your clothes)
  • Bodyweight exercises
  • Free online workout videos
  • Learn a dance from a different culture



  • Go for a hike
  • Walk around the neighborhood
  • Turn off the gps and get lost to see what you can discover
  • Wash the car
  • Clean up the yard and garden
  • Sit on the porch or in the yard and read a book
  • Fire up the grill
  • Go for an architectural walk through a historic neighborhood
  • Take nature/architecture pics
  • Build a fire pit
  • Watch the sun rise or set over a lake or river
  • Have a picnic in the backyard or in nature

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