10 Productive Things to Do When You Are Bored

Have you ever just sat there staring at the screen?

I have.  In fact, if I had a dollar for each time I caught myself mindlessly staring at the computer screen, I’d be a rich rich man.  Boredom is one of those crazy things that seems to sneak up on you when you are least expecting it.  It can kill your productivity with one fell swoop, and send your mojo packing.  Most times, when boredom strikes, I spend my time surfing the internet aimlessly or just staring at the blank screen.  Today, I wanted to share with you 10 productive things you can do when boredom strikes.

  1. Tag and organize photos or digital files.
  2. Get up and go for a walk
  3. Search an inspiration site, like ColourLovers
  4. Write an email to someone you haven’t seen in a while
  5. Spend 15 minutes cleaning somewhere in your house
  6. Browse and comment in a gallery of your choice
  7. Bake a batch of cookies…everyone loves cookies
  8. Edit and update your to do list
  9. Purge some digital supplies you haven’t used in a while
  10. Force yourself to create a layout in under an hour

What are your ideas of something productive to do when you are bored?

Aaron

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8 Responses to 10 Productive Things to Do When You Are Bored

  1. I normally try to step away from the computer and *try* to tackle one of my many home cleaning projects. That doesn’t get too far usually because by that point I’m too frustrated with the amount of work that needs to be done! LOL

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  3. mollycooks says:

    Find a tutorial and learn a new scrapping or designing technique.

  4. Sandy Lewis says:

    I try to write… memories, poems, whatever comes out when I put pen to paper.

  5. HappyLilGrahamCracker says:

    This list got me started on creating a list. I wrote down your list in a journal, and then put it in my purse. Now, when I’m bored, I have these tips, and others I’ve since added, to help me out.

    I have long breaks between school classes that aren’t long enough for me to come home, but are too short for me to get a LOT accomplished… so this is a great idea that has started me on creating many others.

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