Boredom under the Sun: How to Stay Entertained

Sequel to Boredom by Snow, find tips from last time and some new one’s (skip past #13 for new tips)

How do you stay entertained when you are bored on a summer’s day?

(AW Top 17)

Inspired by The Daily Post

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1. Blog About It

Have a photography related blog? Post some pics! See any good movies? Do you like snow, or entirely detest it? There’s plenty of possibilities!

2. Go Literary

Grab a good book, plop down on the couch (chair, pillows-shaped-like-a-chair and whatnot), and get reading! That’s how the bookworms do it.

3. Get Creative

Write a story, create an artistic masterpiece, design something – whether it’s computer graphics or your dream house, get creative!

4. Be a Couch Potato

2009 ESPN Zone Chicago Ultimate Couch Potato C...

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Can’t take the boredom, and nothing above will suffice? Then you can always be a couch potato. Not exactly the healthiest choice, but it beats being bored right? Watch episodes of whatever series  you’ve missed.

5. Think Big – Think Sun

Imaaaagine! Hook up a solar panel, check your thermometer, wish it were cooler outside -unless that’s not your thing (same here)… then just… keep reading.

6. Jam out the Boredom

Music always helps pass the time. Jam out while pondering life, jam out while thinking big, jam out while being a coach potato – and so much more!

Couch Potato Pizza

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7. Start Cooking

Commencer la cuisson! Make a homemade pizza, bake a cake, fire up that barby, do something amazing – culinary style. 

8. Discover

Whether it’s the Lost Money of the Couch Caverns, or researching something you don’t know about, you could be the next Indy Jones! (okay, maybe not…) If you live on the site of some ancient ruin buried underground, take advantage of your property rights and dig it up and send it to a museum!

9. Organize

If you’re isolated in an air condition home – clean up that room, arrange that bookshelf or Blu-Ray/DVD collection, make something out of your time.

10. Get in Contact

Kodak EasyShare DX6490.

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Call someone, strengthen those relationships!

11. Make it a Kodak Moment!

Have a larger-than-life snowstorm? Beautifully, glistening lake? Unless you live in Arctic conditions – probably not! Take some photos of what’s around you, get outside and walk around! Maybe you have a larger-than-life tree in your backyard that has been around since your country was settled – snap a pic and share it with the world!

Painting The Writing Master by Thomas Eakins

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12. Be Active!

Work out, run laps around the living room, don’t be a couch potato – stretch those muscles!

13. Study

Most likely a quite unpopular sentiment, but when all else fails, study! College, High School, Middle School? Maybe something at work? Sharpen the mind!

14. Get Some Exercise

If it’s warm outside, stop wasting daylight and get out there! Take a jog around your neighborhood and maybe do a few one-armed push-ups on your newly polished deck. Get fit and lose some calories while you’re at it!

Books about survey research and survey design.

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15. Take a Survey

Stroll through town and collect answers for a survey of your choosing! For Christians, it might be something like… “What do you think happens after death? (then you have a witnessing opportunity!)” Or, what is the capital of Nebraska? (most people probably won’t even know it exists…) Alternatively, you can literally take a survey, such as those with Gallup – pick up that phone (possibly go celular and  get in some exercise at the same time!

16. Build a Fort


One tourist amidst a city of Parisians.

Have kids? Build them a tree fort! Or get crazy with your wood-working skills and create something worthwhile.

17. Feed Your Hunger!

Visit a local vendor or check in to your favorite restaurant and chow down!

17. Travel

My personal favorite… buy a plane ticket and go somewhere new! Paris, France – Barcelona, Spain – Florence, Italy – Sao Paolo, Brazil – Beijing, China – wherever! Then blog about it.


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Posted on 05/07/2011, in Art & Recreation, Christianity, Informative, Photography, Post-A-Day {2011}, Tutorials & How To's and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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