40 “Get Off The Couch” Ideas When You’re Bored

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When I was younger I remember getting so incredibly bored that I would just cry (super dramatic). Like, nothing sounded fun or exciting and I would literally have a meltdown about it. Now that I am a mom, I really don’t have a lot of those moments anymore which is pretty nice! Life can get a little boring sometimes, unless you have activities planned and things to do. I like to plan things out and I like to know what I’m doing for the week/month/year. Some people are the complete opposite and just go with the flow. I have a hard time sitting still and always have to be doing something. That is pretty much why I started blogging, because I couldn’t just sit and watch TV at night! Here is a list of 40 things you can do to beat those boredom blues. Once you start reading these, you may notice that you probably can’t do all of these things where you live, but they are just ideas and it totally depends on your location and the weather. This is something you can look back on when you are having a boring day.

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Read a good book- this one here is my favorite

Color in this adult coloring book

Go ice skating

Go to a movie

Go bowling

Play a board game- Cards against humanity anyone?

Start a blog- Click here to find out how!

Learn to crochet or knit

Learn to sew

DIY stuff for your home

Go to coffee with a friend

Go out to eat


Go rollerblading- Find roller blades here.

Sign up for a gym and workout

Take a yoga class

Go for a run

Take your dog for a walk


Cook a nice dinner for the fam

Make some extra money doing surveys online

Go to a concert

Go on a bike ride

Take your kids on a picnic



Fix something that is broken



Organize something

Clean your car



Mystery shop

Play with your pet

Go skiing/snowboarding

Learn to surf

Go to the beach

Play with your kids

Pick up a part time job

Yard work

What do you like to do when you are bored. What else did I miss on this list? I would love to hear your ideas! Thanks for stopping by.


  • Elisa Moffett Bushaw

    Great ideas to get moving!

    • I’m glad you like them, Elisa!

  • Grace Lipscomb

    Love this list!! So many great things on here!!

  • Anne Markey

    Its a great list. Since having kids, I am mostly bored at home alone when my husband it out and the kids are asleep. So, that is when I blog, and I am trying to add cleaning and exercising to my routine.

    • Yes, blogging is great for those boring nights home alone. I also need to get into working out more!

  • Brett Margaret

    Ouuuu, I love love loved this!!!! Sometimes we forget all about the variety of things we have at our disposal. In this day and age, we should never be bored!!

    • Exactly Brett! I’m glad you like this list 🙂