10 Productive Things To Do When You Are Bored At Home

Given everything that’s going on, I thought I’d share this list of productive things to do when you are bored at home. Be safe, stay safe, and try a couple of these things to do.

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Productive things to do when you are bored at home

1. Update your resume

Global economies are in flux at the moment. Job losses have become the norm.

So, now is the time to update your resume just in case you need to apply for a new job in the upcoming months.

 

2. Make a list of things you are good at

Brainstorm your skill-set. What are you good at?

Creating this list will take your mind off the craziness of 2020 and focus it instead on the future.

Having this list can also help you with your new job search and potential business ventures.

 

3. Think about business ideas

Do you have a solution for a common problem? Can you provide a service to make someone’s life easier? Are you passionate about innovating?

You can use the answers to these questions to create your very own business plan or products and work towards expanding your revenue stream.

 

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4. Research!

Research is the key to being productive.

So, research your ideas. Look into your competition. Familiarize yourself with the past and present options available to potential customers.

A couple of hours of research can save you both time and money – two precious commodities at the moment.

 

5. Learn a new skill

What skills do you need to be a better boss? Or to be more hireable? What can help you succeed?

Learning new skills can push you to the front of your field and make you feel more confident in your own expertise.

 

6. Sign up for online courses

There are lots of premium online courses being offered for free. Make full use of them. Sign up! Take the plunge. Audit the courses. And don’t forget to take notes.

Self-learning and self-improvement are perfectly productive things to do when you are bored at home.

 

7. Build a prototype, if possible

This takes thinking about potential business ideas (tip #3) to the next level. It executes your vision. You can work out a lot of kinks in your product ideas when you can actually build it.

If you are under a shelter-in-place order, building your prototype may not be possible. That’s ok. Conceptualize your idea as much as you possibly can while social distancing and staying safe. Executing and building will come after.

 

8. Journal your experience social distancing

Keeping a journal can help you organize your thoughts and express your emotions during this crisis. You can use this tip as a form of catharsis to release your anxieties and fears. Journaling can provide a great avenue to do that.

You can also keep a journal to show your kids when they are older or your grandkids. We are currently living through a major historical event and economic meltdown.

Having a familial account of the times can give great insight to future generations on what to expect during a crisis… Toilet paper shortages may be ridiculously hilarious in the future.

Your writing could also provide source material for future books, art, films, and other forms of media.

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9. List what makes you happy

This is pretty similar to tip 2: make a list of things you are good at. The point here is to figure out what you love to do and what makes you happy.

Do you love photography? Or baking? What about teaching?

Now, can you leverage your list to earn an income? Especially a passive income?

For instance, you can sell your photographs online or start a blog or vlog to share your baking adventures. As for teaching, you can sell lesson plans or fun activity ideas to parents currently at home with their kids.

The sky is the limit.

 

10. Make a bucket list

Instead of worrying about today, think about what comes after. What do you miss the most? What do you wish you could do right now?

Make your full bucket list. And, when you are done, create a plan to achieve each and every item on the list. Life’s too short! Achieve them all!

 

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What are you doing to stay productive? Share it in the comments below.

 

Check out these self-care quotes while you are here:

We need to replace your vicious stress cycle with a vicious cycle of self-care. – Dr. Sara Gottfried
   

4 thoughts on “10 Productive Things To Do When You Are Bored At Home”

  1. Pinned definitely ! I enjoy online plays and concerts very, very much ! Books too; there was a skyscraper of books in my bedroom waiting…. Honesty, I enjoy being isolated quite much; the silence and peace makes me rethink the priorities and true values 🙂 Thank you for this great post dear 🙂

  2. Such a lovely post, Ros. I wrote recently about finding the positives in lockdown and also about creating a bucket list for when we’re all finally out of it – great minds, haha! I’m trying to use some of the time to improve my blogging skills with online courses – which I’m enjoying very much, so win, win 🙂 I hope you and yours are keeping safe 🙂 Lisa x

    1. We really are great minds hahah! I’ve been loading up on online courses too and learning so much! xo

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