Things to do when you’re bored…


If you’re anything like me, you get bored very very quickly… In fact, you might already be bored, so let me get right to it.

I’ve decided to compile a comprehensive list of things to do if you are bored, divided into 3 categories: Things you can do with absolutely no props or aids, Things you can do with very little props or aids and lastly Things you can do with other people.

Things you can do with absolutely no props or aids

Make Star Trek door noises
(Amusement Potential: 1-2 minutes, possibly a little more depending on reactions)

For best results stand by one of those automated doors at a shopping mall or wherever and make that awesome “Scccccccchwop” sound heard whenever people walked into the bridge of the Starship Enterprise to have Scotty beam them up… or down.

Blink like a crazy person and then close your eyes really tightly for an interesting and amusing light show
(Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)

See a variety of triangles, blobs, stars and flashes. Try to make out shapes or real world objects and see if your subconscious is trying to send you a message (like telling your friends to join the MyCityByNight fanpage perhaps)

Use “The Force”
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)

Pick any random person you see and try to use your mind power to command them do something like trip, drop their shopping or vomit uncontrollably, just like a Jedi from Star Wars. The law of averages dictates that sooner or later one of your mind commands will come true, thus allowing you to convince yourself that you really can perform Jedi Mind Tricks and waste even more time trying them out.

Try to not think about eels
(Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)

This one is especially tricky due to the fact that by trying really hard not to think about something, you actually remember what you were trying to avoid thinking of. Also if you try too little, you end up thinking about eels anyway (double difficulty!).

Things you can do with very little props or aids

Watch TV, repeat everything said in a Spanish/Mexican accent similar to Antonia Bandaras
(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)

Incredibly entertaining. Include flamboyant shoulder shrugs and crazy hand gestures for added impact- maybe even stick on a greasy ponytail too.

Pretend all humans on the planet will die except for those people in room with you
(Amusement Potential: 10-20 minutes)

This is especially fun to do when at work or in a shared office space. Unlike Survivor where the lame ones just get voted off, if this really happened the future of the race would be at stake based on this surving group. Consider things like who would be the leader, whether there would be rival factions within the group and of course who you would be willing to procreate with. The more thought given to the hypothetical situation the better.

Send spooky emails
(Amusement Potential: 15-60 minutes, days even)

Look up someone’s CV on one of those job websites, do some research on them via Google/Facebook and then send them an email filled with personal references which you’ve found out. Claim to be an ex-work colleague who fell in love with their choice of perfume. Or something equally stalkerish.

Things you can do with other people

Have a “Who is less competitive” competition
(Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)

Attempts made to win at this competition will make you lose. Conversely trying to lose this contest makes you win, which makes you lose. Not trying at all makes you lose, which makes you win, which ALSO… makes you lose.

Pick up your pooch so that it can see things from your perspective
(Amusement Potential: 3-5 minutes)

Look at it this way- your dog has only ever seen things from a viewpoint of around15 to 60 cm from the ground. For the most part, its never seen the top of your desk, what’s at the top of your cupboard etc. I think its a nice thing to do for your doggy and while you’re at you might even want to get down low and see things from its point of view too.

(Amusement Potential: ok im not even going down this road)

Generally fairly good for combating boredom… only problem is finding someone else equally as bored and willing to partake in some hanky panky as you.


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  1. .Levi, I need to know the exact time and date of when this happened please 🙂

  2. vomit uncontrollably! i saw this mind trick work on KREG before…


  3. I don’t know kreg as the uncontrollable violent moks, usually they planned and tactical moks… But ricky u need to stop with the stalker emails… Sounds like u talking from experience.

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