139 New & Unique Things to Do At Home When Bored

It’s impossible to be bored at home after reading this list. There are more things to do than ever but sometimes thinking of them or just deciding which you should spend the day doing is a challenge. I’ve compiled a list of things to do at home when you’re bored. You’re Welcome!

What Do Celebrities Do When They’re Bored?

There are tons of fun things to do at home, check out what your favorite celebrities do when boredom sets in.

Taylor Swift has a few favorite activities that she enjoys doing when she’s bored at home.

  • She loves baking and cooking
  • HIIT and bodyweight exercises
  • She watches TV frequently with her cats, Meredith Grey, Benjamin Button, and Olivia Benson.

This is what Billie Elish is doing when she is bored at home:

As a fan of horror, some of Billie Eilish’s favorite movies and TV shows are The Babadook, American Horror Story, and The Walking Dead.

Here are the boredom busters you came here for

Things to Do with Your Pets

Things to do with Pets

Pets are a nonstop source of fun and entertainment, watch them do silly things or just cuddle up with them and show them you care.

  1. Make a movie starring your pet
  2. Make a Challenge for Your Pets
  3. Take your dog for a walk
  4. Teach Your Pet New Tricks
  5. Sit with your pets and watch a movie

Creative and Artistic Activities

Why not spend the day creating something, you could give it away as a gift or just hand it on your wall. There’s no better way to spend a day by yourself than being creative and producing something.

  1. Learn to draw a face
  2. Paint the view out the window
  3. Storyboard
  4. Write a short story or a novel
  5. Write a blog post
  6. Take a self-portrait
  7. Tie die
  8. Download a Paint by numbers app
  9. Pottery
  10. Make a stop motion movie


Being at home distraction free is the perfect environment to turn to spiritual things and improve your relationship with your creator. Procrastinate no longer and try some of these spiritually focused activities.

  1. Write in a diary or journal
  2. Meditate
  3. Pray
  4. Read the Bible
  5. Practice deep breathing


You’ve gotta eat anyway! Why not go all out and make yourself a spectacular meal, rummage through the fridge and through the cupboards and see what you can find? Beat boredom with a snack!

  1. Make sandwiches
  2. Bake bread, cookies or cakes
  3. Meal prep for the week
  4. Order a pizza
  5. Picnic in the backyard
  6. Learn to make a new cuisine, like Thai curries or Japanese sushi
  7. Make something from an old family recipe

Social Media

While I wouldn’t recommend spending a day at home doom scrolling through your social media feeds, but creating something for social media is a fun and productive way to spend your time. Plan out your post, then go create it.

  1. Make Instagram images
  2. Instagram Reels/Stories
  3. Write a blog post
  4. Make a TikTok or YouTube video
  5. Talk to strangers on Omegle


If you’re bored at home, your backyard is a place of infinite possibility. Try taking something you normally do inside like watching Netflix and do it in your garden for a whole new experience. Here are some more ideas:

  1. Gardening
  2. Grow your own food
  3. Build a treehouse
  4. Build a campfire
  5. Pitch a tent
  6. Play Minecraft IRL

Board Games

How long has it been since you played a board game? Don’t worry if you don’t have any of these board games, you can play them all online too.

  1. Monopoly
  2. Risk
  3. Snakes & Ladders
  4. Chess
  5. Checkers
  6. Backgammon
  7. Go


There are so many good podcasts out now. You can’t have listened to them all, find something new, in a new genre or just see if you’re favorite podcasters have a new episode.

  1. Start With This
  2. Joe Rogan Experience
  3. 60 Songs that Explain the ’90s

Indulge Yourself

There’s nothing else to do so why not have an at-home spa day? You’ve no doubt had a hard week, so why not treat yourself, go on, you deserve it!

  1. Nails
  2. Pedicure
  3. Manicure
  4. Facemask
  5. Bubble bath
  6. Swap massages


Puzzles provide mental stimulation which prevents boredom in your free time. They are great ways to keep you mentally challenged and sharp on lonely days at home.

  1. Crossowords
  2. Sudoku
  3. Wordle
  4. Jigsaw Puzzles
  5. Open a puzzle box
  6. Rubix’s Cube


Jeff Mcbride once said, “A deck of cards packs small but hits big.” If you’ve got a deck of cards you’ve got hundreds of games you can play and they all fit into your pocket.

  1. Poker
  2. Gin Rummy
  3. Solitare
  4. Snap
  5. Pairs
  6. 7s

Other Fun Activities

  1. Juggle balled-up socks
  2. The floor is lava
  3. Make devil sticks
  4. Play with a diabolo or yoyo
  5. Card or coin magic
  6. Explore the attic


Crafts aren’t just for those bored to death. When you get into crafting it can be a really creative way to spend your time. Crafts are a great family activity that kids can get involved in but also a cool rainy-day hobby to try-out solo. Here are some hands-on craft activities.

  1. Origami
  2. Flower pressing
  3. Scrapbooking
  4. Papier mache
  5. String art
  6. Rock painting
  7. Candle making
  8. Soap making


If you’d prefer to use your day to get your life on track and moving forward, or if you want to change your life, spend some time making plans or goals. There are many productivity ideas you could be doing. Here are some productive things to do.

  1. Make Goals
  2. Vision board
  3. Setup a second brain
  4. Create a wish list
  5. Find new productivity tools
  6. Make a to-do list

Needle Work

If you’re good with a needle and thread, choose one of these awesome hobbies to spend the day doing. Knitting a sweater for someone or sewing them a beautiful item of clothing is a gift few ever receive. Make someone’s day and make them something.

  1. Knitting
  2. Sewing
  3. Crocheting
  4. Cross Stitch
  5. Design an outfit

Shop Online

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t spend some money on some commercial therapy. Let Amazon take you down a rabbit hole or see what cool things you can find on eBay.

  1. Put together a care package for someone
  2. Browse Amazon for new books to read
  3. Check out Ikea for furniture ideas

Learn Something New

Things to do at home learn a language

“If you want to be better than you are, you need to know more than you know.” Jim Rohn said this and encouraged thousands of people to take up this advice. Learning more is the best investment you can make in life.

  1. Relearn high school math
  2. Learn a new language
  3. Learn to juggle
  4. Learn to play a musical instrument
  5. Practice a language on iTalki
  6. Learn to Code with Scratch
  7. Start learning new skills for work


Even if you don’t usually consider yourself a reader, why not make today the day you become one? You don’t have to read anything super hard, classic children’s literature is a great place to start a reading habit, like Alice in Wonderland or The Nania series.

  1. Read the classics
  2. Read a self help book
  3. Listen to an audiobook
  4. Reread one of your favorites
  5. Find a New Audio Books
  6. Browse Amazon or Goodreads

Watch a Classic

It’s an obvious option, watching TV or movies is still a great way to spend the day if you’re watching something good. Find something awesome to watch. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
  2. Watch The Godfather Trilogy
  3. Watch a Horror Movie
  4. Watch a Black and White Movie
  5. Watch a Tarantino classic
  6. Binge-watch a new series
  7. Revisit an old favorite

Exercise: Get Your Sweat On

Put your headphones on and chose something upbeat and get a workout in. You’ll be thankful you did afterward. Plus if you’ve already worked out, you don’t need to feel guilty about eating cookies later.

  1. HIIT
  2. Yoga
  3. Pilates
  4. Taichi
  5. Chi Kung
  6. Martial Arts
  7. Zumba

Social: Reach Out to Someone

Occasionally, the things you need most are to stop thinking about yourself and start thinking about someone else. The best way to do that is to pick up the phone and call them, but it’s not the only way.

  1. Call a friend
  2. Write a letter to someone
  3. Donate to charity
  4. Look at old photos
  5. Create a family tree
  6. Play video games online
  7. Find clothes to donate

Music: The Food of Love

Music is a human universal and we can listen to anything ever made in an instant. Try listening to a new genre today or something you haven’t heard for a while.

  1. Listen to Classical Music
  2. Sing Karaoke
  3. Dance
  4. Play the ukelele
  5. Write a song
  6. Learn to play a musical instrument

Clean & Tidy

If you can’t find something to do why not make yourself useful and clean up!

  1. Tidy and declutter
  2. Clean the floors
  3. Organize your shelves and drawers
  4. Rearrange your room

Go Out

  1. Finally, if you don’t want to do anything on this list or you’re still bored at home, go out!

Originally from the U.K, Greg has lived in Asia for over 15 years. Fluent in a handful of languages, he ran a management consultancy before creating Face Dragons. He spends his time now traveling around Asia, writing, taking photos, and drinking coffee.