- Go for a walk around the neighborhood.
- Go to the library.
- Hang out at Barnes and Noble reading books and magazines.
- Bake cookies at home.
- Take digital pictures (flowers are my favorite photography subject).
- Give myself a manicure, pedicure, and facial at home.
- Write (freelance articles, blog posts, emails to friends, etc).
- Call a friend just to chat.
- Volunteer at a local non profit.
- Follow along with an exercise on demand program on cable (usually yoga).
- Post something on Craigslist to sell.
- Surf the internet.
- Write in my journal (usually making plans for my future).
- Do a small project at home (wash the car, mow the yard, clean out a closet, etc).
- Try out new web apps (I'm kind of geeky that way).
- Attend a free community event (our local paper lists these things online each day).
- Watch a movie at home (usually on cable or from the library).
- Cook a gourmet dinner for my hubby.
- Watch TV (Judge Judy and the Dave Ramsey shows are my favorites).
- Practice Spanish (my Spanish verbs are still a jumbled mess!).
- Sit outside and look at the clouds (daytime) or stars (night time).
- Sing karaoke (we have a fairly comprehensive system at home).
- Walk along the beach and collect shells.
- Play Sudoku online.
- Cook something special that takes a lot of time (usually tamales, sometimes lumpia).
Thursday, May 13, 2010
25 Free Things to Do When You are Bored
Over the past few weeks, I have been holding onto my money so tightly it is practically screaming. There have been no shopping trips to the mall, no meals out, no stops at Starbucks...basically every penny I have has a name and a purpose and frivolous spending is not happening (and won't happen until maybe sometime next month). Although I don't have much time to be bored, chopping out all spending does open up some time in my day when I would otherwise be out shopping or hanging out at the mall. Here's 25 (free) things I do when I'm bored: