Bored? Unmotivated? Or just not sure what to do today? I’ve got you! Here are 20 things you can do today that are actually worth doing. Sure you could just do what you did yesterday but today why not do something different, something that you’ll actually remember?
If you’re wondering “What should I do today?” Pick one of these twenty things before the day is over.
1. Go Geocaching
If you’ve never heard of geocaching, imagine combining real-life treasure hunting with Pokemon Go; that’s geocaching!
After downloading the app, it will direct you to caches hidden worldwide, and it’s your job to go find them. Although caches might contain anything, most have a log book to sign to prove you found it.
2. Sing Your Heart Out – Karaoke
In Asia, karaoke is one of the most common pastimes that almost everyone enjoys. There are huge karaoke centers with hundreds of private rooms, each with room service. You might not have that at home, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have a karaoke party and even invite some friends over to sing with.
Go to YouTube and search for karaoke versions of your favorite songs, then turn it up and grab a wooden spoon or hairbrush for a microphone.
3. Be Charitable Today
We could all do more for those less fortunate than ourselves. Depending on your personality and how you’d like to be of help, you can find some way to be charitable.
Volunteering – spending your time with people who need help
Donating money – Give money through reliable online platforms
Donating clothes – Take your clothes to a charity shop or donation center
Raise money for a good cause – Consider selling something handmade or a sponsored run
Raise awareness – If you can’t do anything else, share the message on your social media
4. Invite People Over for a BBQ
Having a BBQ is about more than just eating fantastic food. It’s a chance to invite the people who mean the most to you to come and sit around and have a good time. You don’t need much to make an unforgettable Barbeque experience.
Next time you’re wondering what to do today, you can choose something from your list!
6. Call a Grandparent
Grandparents love an unexpected call from family. They, too, get bored sitting around at home all day. We all know they won’t be around forever, so make the most of them. Today you should pick up the phone and give them a call and have a good long chat.
7. Learn a New Alphabet
Starting a whole new language can feel like trying to scale a mountain. So instead, why not try learning a new alphabet? You can usually learn an alphabet in a couple of hours, which means by the end of the day, you may be able to read a completely different script!
8. Cook a New Cuisine
Cooking is a skill everyone should invest in. You will eat every day for the rest of your life, so why not make it enjoyable? Learning a dish from every country you’ve visited is a great travel memory you can keep forever. But just learning a foreign cuisine or dish because you like it is just as good a reason.
Why not learn to make one of these dishes? They’re not tricky and taste amazing.
Good things come in threes, especially movies. So if you’ve got nothing better to do, why not spend the day curled up on the couch, snacks in hand, and watch three back-to-back films? There are some great trilogies to choose from. Here are a few of my favorites.
Back to the Future
10. Start the Ketogenic Diet
The ketogenic diet, or keto, has been the most popular diet in the last few years. Rewind to 2017, and no one had heard of it, and now, there are recipe books, websites, and YouTube channels dedicated to keto.
In case you don’t know, keto is a low-carb, high-fat diet that teaches your body to use fat for fuel. The results speak for themselves. Check out any keto comment thread to find out just how well-kept works. In 2018 I tried the keto diet and lost over 40lbs in about ten weeks!
11. Start a Bullet Journal
Have you ever seen those beautiful, artistic bullet journals on Instagram? Well, not every bullet journal needs to be a work of art. Carroll Ryder, the bullet journal creator, doesn’t decorate his at all.
Learning to juggle is one of those things that everyone thinks they could do, but few take the time to learn. Here’s the secret: most people can learn to juggle in about 30 minutes. You need to use the right method for learning to juggle.
You won’t be juggling perfectly after 30 minutes, but once you have the basics down, you can practice any time you want to get better and learn tricks.
13. Grow Your Own Food
If you don’t have any seeds, eat a piece of fruit and use those seeds! Growing your food is such a worthwhile activity. Here are some of the benefits:
Being outside replenishes vitamin D
Gardening is good exercise
Save money on groceries
Eat more nutritious food
14. Find a New Podcast
I love finding a new podcast, like a diamond in the dirt, then binging all of the past episodes till I’m current. The problem is finding good podcasts, here are a few you may not know about.
The Flophouse Podcast – Three friends and film critics who review and joke about the worst films of all time.
Norm Macdonald Live – It’s been over a year since his passing but whenever I want a laugh I turn to Norm’s ‘podcast.’
Broken Record – Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond host this awesome podcast with musicians telling the stories of their lives.
You’re Wrong About – Hosts Michael and Sarah reexamine some of the common knowledge we all think we know.
This Past Weekend – Don’t drink and listen to this podcast, Theo Von will either make you wet yourself or spray it everywhere when you can’t contain your laughter.
15. Listen to the 1000 Best Albums of All Time
You can’t finish this one in one day, but you can get started!
The album first appeared in the early 1900s, so there are over 100 years worth of albums to enjoy. Thankfully the top 1000 albums of all time have been rated and ranked for us. So if you care about music and want to be musically literate, there are a thousand albums you need to hear.
Fill your house with the smell of baking bread, then pull it apart and coat it in butter while it’s still warm. Bread is easy to make, yet so few people bake it. Not only is it satisfying to bake your bread, but you can save significant money if you make it regularly.
If there is anything that smells better than baking bread, it has to be cookies! There are so many cookie recipes out there that no matter what ingredients you’re missing, you should still be able to make the perfect cookie.
Try this recipe if you want some simple and tasty. It only needs sugar, butter, and flour.
If you’re feeling a little more ambitious, why not try your hand at baking a cake today?
17. Create a sourdough starter
One part baking, one part keeping a pet, a sourdough starter is a replacement for yeast in baking. It’s a pot of yeast and bacterial growth that you’ll need to feed regularly to keep alive.
You’ll get that incredible sourdough taste when you use it in your bakes.
We all need to remember things. It could be someone’s name, a fact or piece of data, or a list of things to buy at the store. But unfortunately, we don’t always have the luxury to write everything down or look through our notes when we need to use the information.
Having just one memory technique under your belt is essential if you want to be effective at whatever it is you do; I’d recommend you learn the story method first. It’s a great memory technique if you want to remember something fast.
19. Follow Along Yoga
Yoga is so popular because it’s such good exercise. It encourages flexibility, strength, and balance while strengthening your mind simultaneously.
If you don’t know any yoga, don’t worry. There are many yoga teachers with videos available for free on YouTube. All you need to do is follow along. Do you have anything better to do today? Then why not invest in your body?
20. Pray or Meditate
Prayer and meditation can connect us with God or a higher power if you prefer the term. It’s good for us to stay humble, be grateful for the things we have and remember that even though sometimes the world feels like it revolves around us, it doesn’t.
Don’t Think, Just Pick one
The day is slipping away! Stop overanalyzing, pick something that sounds enjoyable, and have a memorable day. If the options above don’t appeal, here are some more:
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.