What To Do When You Are Too Bored To Be Productive

Here's what you can do when you are too bored to be productive
what to do when you are too bored to be productive
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There’s a huge difference between ‘living’ and ‘doing’. Don’t just imagine that because you are alive, you are doing something. Oh well, except if you are a plant, a rock or whatever, then you are probably not just living. A real man needs activities to keep him going, he needs to forge ahead. He has desires, he needs to create something, do something and be something. You might not realize it, but boredom stimulates a form of anxiety & stress. It evokes an emotional state that creates frustration and feeds procrastination. When you are overly bored you tend to be unmotivated, unproductive, in simple words outrightly useless.

Whenever you feel bored you will feel restless. Restlessness is how your body tells you, "Move away from here. Go anywhere, but don't be here." The mind is civilised; the body is still wild. The mind is human; the body is still an animal. The body says what the mind is too shy to say. The body easily detects boredom. All of a sudden, you get anxious, start fidgeting, become restless, not motivated and unproductive. That’s your body telling you, I’M TOO BORED TO BE PRODUCTIVE.

If you are just like me, then am sure you love to be doing something. The question is how do you fight boredom? How do you overcome being bored and unproductive? Check this list of what to do when you are too bored to be productive I’m sure you would find your fix.

Get Creative

Studies reveal that, bored helps to unravel one’s potential to be creative. You should channel your unproductive energy into creating something. We get bored because our mind needs entertainment, something thrilling. You can earthier search for that amusing thing, or channel that energy into creative something amusing. Here’s a list of creative things you can do;

  • Draw
  • Write
  • Paint
  • Try cooking something new (Google new recipes)
  • Organise your room, workspace, etc
  • Photography –Pick a theme
  • Bake a cake
  • Music (learn how to play an instrument; piano, guitar, trumpet or whatever)
  • Dance


Most people are always too busy to volunteer. When you are bored, you need to pick up new activities. Try volunteering, you would be amazed at how helping others, helps you. When you put a smile on a face, your face also smiles and boredom is gone. You can volunteer at any of these places;

  • Hospitals
  • Old people’s home
  • Orphanage
  • Hospice
  • Religious centres
  • Welfare centres
  • Prisons
  • Juvenile centers

The list is endless ........  Just find a place that suits you best. Help somebody today.


You can also try something new when you are bored. I’m a very adventurous girl. I love to explore new places, food, drinks,e.t.c. Do something crazy that you would naturally be opposed to.

  • Mountain climbing
  • Fishing
  • Skydiving
  • Kayaking (my favourite)
  • Canopy walk
  • Find new hangout spots

Do Something Silly

Hell yes!! Do something extremely silly. Just play with yourself and have fun doing it. If you friends that are also bored with you, congrats. You just found yourself teammates. Explore the world of silly things together. Try any of this;

  • Colour your face
  • Play  a game (Truth or Dare)
  • Flood people’s timeline with too much nonsense
  • Watch video tutorials (Youtube) then try it out
  • Stalk a celebrity on social media
  • Window shopping
  • Buy a new pet or plant a tree
  • Turn up at a party you weren’t invited to

Do You

Just do something that you like to do.

  • Sleep
  • Eat chocolates
  • Read a book
  • Watch a movie/series
  • Ride a bike
  • Phone a friend you haven’t spoken to in like forever
  • Learn a new language
  • Go shopping
  • Conduct a science experiment
  • Do some exercise
  • De-clutter your wardrobe
  • Sort your mails