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50 Things to Do While Bored in Quarantine

Updated: May 26

You’re in quarantine. You’re bored. You’re probably watching Netflix and eating something even though you ate 5 minutes ago.


Time to put the cookies down. I have brainstormed some ideas for you. Enjoy :)


  1. Do the things you “never have time for”.

  2. Work on your resume, figure out your major, look for a summer job or internship. Don’t wait until the last minute.

  3. Clean out your closet. Do your laundry. Try on old clothes to see if they still fit. Switch from the winter to summer wardrobe. Make sure your socks match.

  4. Workout. Summer is coming.. You now have the time to put in the work to feel good by the pool in June.

  5. Delete old apps and pictures off your phone.

  6. Get ahead at work. Respond to emails, re-evaluate the company’s goals, make the business plan, etc.

  7. If you’re in college - do the work now so you can have fun later. Once this mess is over, the first thing you’re gonna wanna do is head to that bar on a Friday night - and we all know that homework will be last on the priority list.

  8. Create something: a podcast, YouTube channel, music, write a book, start a business, develop a website, start a blog ;)

  9. Learn something. Google and YouTube will do wonders for you. Learn how to play a guitar, how to speak spanish, how to garden, how to cook, etc.

  10. Try the Pinterest ideas. You saw Suan’s post on how to make deep fried oreos? Go for it.

  11. Read a good book.

  12. Watch good movies.

  13. Find good music. Make a million playlists.

  14. Make a life plan for yourself. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10?

  15. Play Candy Crush or Fortnite or whatever is cool these days.. I don’t know.

  16. Make a billion TikToks and get famous.

  17. Rearrange your room.

  18. Paint.

  19. Watch the entire Twilight series.. Again.

  20. Scroll through social media.. Do the “until tomorrow” challenge. Do the 10 push ups. Post a picture of your dog.. You know, all the meaningful things.

  21. Take some self timer pics.. I did.

  22. Shower, do your makeup and hair, make yourself look and feel good.

  23. Online shop. Retail therapy, am I right?

  24. Get on Pinterest. It’s such an underrated app.

  25. Clean out your car. (Yes, I know I should be taking my own advice on this one.)

  26. Update your Facebook. Let Grandma know you’re still alive.

  27. Cuddle your dog. If you have a cat.. sorry.

  28. Plan a future trip.

  29. Find a new podcast to listen to.

  30. Find a job online? Freelance, teaching English to Chinese kids.. I don’t know.

  31. Bake. Quarantine calories don’t count.

  32. Actually cook your meals instead of heating up chicken nuggets (guilty), just because it gives you something to do.

  33. Fix your LinkedIn profile.

  34. Make a bucket list.

  35. Wash your makeup brushes. If you can’t remember the last time that you washed them, it’s been too long my friend.

  36. Create a vision board.

  37. Read all my blog posts ;)

  38. Watch YouTube videos. You can literally never get bored there.

  39. Go for a walk or bike ride. Remember that there’s still life outdoors.

  40. Do some DIY’s. Again, find them on Pinterest. Possibilities are endless.

  41. Make a list of places you want to travel.

  42. Have a picnic.. even if it’s by yourself.

  43. Text your crush. Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to hide if they don’t respond. :)

  44. Twitter. That’s all that needs to be said.

  45. Clean out the “junk drawer.” It’s time.

  46. Have I mentioned Pinterest? :) :)

  47. Journal. Reflect. Make goals.

  48. Read reviews on Yelp. Leave reviews on Yelp. I swear it's funnier than you'd think.

  49. If you’re looking to scare yourself a little, watch the news!

  50. If literally none of this works for you, just go freakin sleep.


All jokes aside.. Hopefully you got an idea or 2 out of this. Use your time wisely, keep a positive mindset, be thankful, tell your people you love them, and stay inside!!