Of all the places in the world to visit, few are more beautiful than the Belgium city of Bruges. Filled with inspiring architecture and rich history, it’s hard not to get sucked in by the capital. However, if you’ve only got 48 hours to spend in the area, you don’t want to get too distracted. There’s so much to see and do here that every second counts.
Climb Up The Belfry
If you’re in the mood to see Bruges from above – and you love to exercise – the Belfry is an ideal monument to visit. Set in the center of the city by the market, the landmark is a sight to behold both inside and out. It takes 366 steps to reach the top, but the panoramic view is more than worth the effort. Just make sure you arrive early if you plan on climbing this tower because it gets busy quick.
Whizz Around The City
What better way to explore the city than in a horse-drawn carriage? It sounds like something out of a fairytale, but it’s an amazing way to see the sights in record time. For 60 Euros ($67), you’ll whizz down cobbled streets and winding roads as you marvel at everything that Bruges has to offer. The price might seem a bit steep if you’re on your own, but between four people, it’s a bargain!
A Museum For Every Occasion
Bruges is known for many things, with its museums being incredible noteworthy. The city seems to have places devoted to the most curious stuff, some of which you might not find anywhere else. If you like traditional museums, somewhere like the Groeninge Museum should be to your taste. However, if you want something that’s a little more out there, why not try Choco-Story or the Torture Museum?
Explore The Christmas Market
There’s no doubt the best time of year to visit Bruges is in winter. Europe offers some fantastic Christmas markets, and the Belgium capital has one of the very best. Bruges is a true winter wonderland at this time of year, especially if you’re lucky enough to get some snow. Browse traditional wares at the various stalls, eat some piping-hot local cuisine, and go ice skating as you experience the Christmas market from your dreams.
Make the most of your time in Bruges, and don’t forget to buy some Belgium chocolate before you go home!
Jimmy Fallon Asked The Internet What They’re Doing While Bored At Home
Are You as Bored as I Am
Have you ever been so bored that you started questioning the origin of words and language in general? We’ve all thought about why words sound the way they sound at least once in our lives. It looks like Natalie here was so bored that she started looking into linguistics as well. Turns out “are you as bored as I am” still makes sense when read backward. How bored do you think you have to be to start analyzing sentence structures?
#imsoboredi figured out that “Are you as bored as I am” still makes sense when read backwards. That bored.
— Natalie M (@dhygiene21) March 30, 2020
The Walkie Talkie Show
Walkie talkies have been around for decades but we’re not sure if anyone has used them to scare their neighbors like this! Someone came up with a clever idea to put one walkie talkie in a bush and scream in the other one to scare the people who walked by. Turns out this is a great source of entertainment if you’ve already binge-watched all your favorite Netflix shows. Two walkie talkies and a doorbell camera are all you need to get the show started!
#imsoboredi hid a walkie talkie in the bushes in front of my house so I could scream at people when they go by and watch their reactions on my doorbell camera. No more tv needed.
— Natalie M (@dhygiene21) March 30, 2020
The House Room Names
Tired of sitting at home all day? One thing you can do is rename each room in the house so you can at least pretend that you went to different places throughout the day. That’s at least what this Jimmy Fallon’s twitter follower did. If you think about it, assigning a purpose to each room such as “the gym” or “the office” can increase your productivity daily. It started as a joke but it could be a good way to stay occupied and motivated while at home.
#ImSoBoredI …renamed all the rooms in my house so I could say that today I went to the gym, headed into the office, grabbed a quick bite at the diner, and have an appointment at the spa this afternoon. Last weekend I travelled to Patio Vallarta…
— Tracy Peterson (@TracyinRealLife) March 30, 2020
Let’s Get to Gaming
Gaming is a great way to kill time and have some fun, especially when you’re stuck inside. However, you know you’ve gone too far when you start falling for all the in-game purchases. On the other hand, shopping for game add-ons and in-game items does sound like a good alternative to actual shopping. Besides, gaming has turned into a worldwide industry worth billions of dollars. If you invest enough time and practice, you might find yourself competing in championships from the comfort of your home.
#IamSoBoredi am about to spend real money on my phone games.
— Ray of ☀️ (@Ashley_Schooley) April 2, 2020
Who Let the Dogs Out
If anyone is benefiting from this social distancing situation, it’s the dogs around the world. People are bored of sitting at home and everyone wants to go outside and enjoy the sunlight. With everything closed down, there’s only one thing left to do – walk the dogs! The dogs are getting special attention and some of them are even tired of it. Looks like Liz took her dogs on walks so often that they don’t even get excited about it anymore.
#ImsoboredI I’ve been taking the dogs on so many walks to the park they don’t even get excited anymore… pic.twitter.com/E86elHmliE
— Liz (@elicarmona86) March 30, 2020
Staring at the Ice
Cats can have fun with just about anything you give them, including something as plain as ice. If you think about it, ice is a real mystery for cats. It’s slippery and, after a few minutes, it just disappears. This owner gave her cats a piece of ice to play with but, instead of kicking it around, the cats just stared at the ice until it melted. To make things even more passive, the owner was so bored that she watched the cats do absolutely nothing for ten minutes.
#imsoboredi watched my cats watching a piece of ice for 10 minutes pic.twitter.com/Hwl13QLolO
— Jenna (@jennakittn) March 30, 2020
The Laundry Chair
We all have that one chair that’s used as a hanger until it can no longer be seen underneath a mountain of clothing. One thing you can do when you’re bored is to finally sort your laundry and free up some space around the house. It looks like someone was piling up clothes for so long that they forgot there was a chair underneath it. Who knows what you can find when you start cleaning the house out of boredom!
#ImSoBoredI finally folded all my laundry and discovered there was a chair underneath!
— ??????? (@cheekycherry_) March 30, 2020
The SpongeBob Picasso
Painting is a great way to pass time when you’re bored. You don’t have to be crazily talented to have some fun with a brush or a few crayons. Someone came up with a great idea to decorate the back of a calculator. This little DIY project turned out better than expected. The SpongeBob figure looks just like the original cartoon character. It will surely make math more entertaining. If anything, they killed some time in the process.
#ImSoBoredI I painted my calculator’s case with a SpongeBob classic pic.twitter.com/1ca9L2ckEG
— Eli⁷ is seeing BTS? (@eli_namtiddies) March 30, 2020
Hide and Seek
Is there a better time than now to play some of our favorite childhood games? Hide and seek is one of those games that never get old, as long as you have someone to play with. In this case, someone played hide and seek with their dog and won by hiding in the sheets. If you have a dog and you’re feeling bored, try playing hide and seek and you’ll see that it’s more fun when you play with pets!
#IamSoBoredi played hide and seek with my dog for 20 minutes. She never found me. I was hiding in bed under a sheet. Where I have been for the last 15 days.
— Nick Zike (@NicholasZike) March 31, 2020
DIY projects are the go-to solution for boredom. There are all sorts of things you can build and create, given that you have the necessary materials. However, sometimes you just have to work with what you’ve got. Someone was creative enough to use random items they found in their backyard and build a house. The next time you get bored, pick up the first ten objects around you and try to put together a functional shelter for an animal or a decoration for the backyard.
#ImSoBoredI built this house with stuff from my backyard pic.twitter.com/sttB6pBuNV
— Nancy Wright (@zinnia_joy) March 30, 2020
The Closet Prank
While some people are complaining about being stuck inside and having to work from home, others are having fun with their new schedule. Someone even decided to mess with their partner during their “home office” hours. This woman hid in the closet to scare her husband who was working for home. It worked only for a second because both of them ended up laughing. Still, it’s a great way to kill some time and have a laugh while you’re at it.
#imsoboredi hid in the closet while my husband was working from home and scared him pic.twitter.com/HCiSRrhk0b
— Katie Garcia (@Hapagarcia08) March 30, 2020
The Sweater Bunnies
Sometimes you’re so bored that you come up with ideas that you never thought would never occur to you. Someone found a creative way to make stuffed bunnies out of nothing but old sweaters. They were so bored that they made not one but 15 old sweater bunnies out of every sweater they found in the closet. As the tweet says, it’s a good thing that it’s spring so they won’t need the sweaters anymore.
I’m so bored I made 15 stuffed bunnies from old sweaters. Good thing it’s Spring, I have nothing to wear. #ImSoBored pic.twitter.com/XSECLTXz3W
— Conundrum (@nebraskaconnie) March 30, 2020
The Dance Party
What better way is there to kill boredom than to turn up the music and dance? Dancing is a great pass time activity for many reasons. It’s fun and it also burns calories, so it’s a win-win situation. However, this was no ordinary dance party. Someone started a costume dance party in the middle of the neighborhood and, when something like that happens, you can be sure that someone will film it. Luckily, the neighbor made some footage for us to enjoy.
#imsoboredi started a dance party outside and my neighbor caught us and filmed it from her window… @FallonTonight @jimmyfallon pic.twitter.com/hGbVJHIVI8
— Quarun-Tim (@TimFrostSpeaks) March 30, 2020
The Terms of Agreement
How many times have you lied that you read the Terms of Agreement when you just skipped through the page? No one likes reading long legal documents, especially when downloading apps or signing up for things online. However, when you’re bored out of your mind, even the Terms of Agreement start looking like an interesting piece of literature worth reading. At least someone read the Terms of Agreement for the first time and we’re sure it was worth it (or not)!
I’m so bored that I didn’t have to lie…I actually DID read the terms of agreement!! #ImSoBoredI
— Joseph Leavell (@LowerLeavell) March 30, 2020
Binge-watching TV is a great form of entertainment, especially when you have extra time to binge an entire season in one day. Someone decided to binge-watch a dating show and even take things to the next level. They counted each time someone said “vibe” in every single episode of the show. Imagine the amount of focus and dedication needed not to give up halfway. After all, being bored does motivate you to do great things!
#ImSoBoredI Binge watched a dating show and counted the amount of times they said the word ‘vibes’ The total was 324
— raven ? (@thtssoravenn) March 30, 2020
The Stay at Home Cake
Many people turn to cooking and baking when they’re bored. After all, baking is like a therapeutic activity that calms you down and rewards you with delicious treats when you’re done. Someone decided to make an entire cake and even write “stay at home” on it. Not only did they bake the cake from scratch but they also ate all of it out of boredom! If you ever get to this level of bored, look up new recipes online and start baking!
#ImSoBoredI made a cake and wrote stay at home on it. Then I ate all of it
— Haley (@mchaleyy) March 30, 2020
The Utensils Countdown
It is important to know what kitchen utensils you have at hand and keep track of your kitchen supplies. The last thing you want is to have guests come over to find out you don’t have enough spoons and forks for everybody! What better time is there to manage your kitchen equipment than during quarantine! Someone decided to kill some time by counting every single utensil and they’re even moving on to bowls and plates next.
#ImSoBoredI now know how many utensils I have… 10 spoons, 14 forks, 7 knives, and 3 toddler spoons. Moving on to bowls and plates next…
— Krissy Riley Wessels (@beastmodemom247) March 30, 2020
Nap it Out
The ultimate way to pass time when you’re bored is to just lay down and take a nap. Besides being so enjoyable, naps provide plenty of health benefits including extra energy and overall better bodily functions. However, you will know that you’re too bored when you start taking naps before going to sleep. Is it even possible to sleep so much? Perhaps, as long as you’re bored out of your mind and the dream world seems better than reality.
#ImSoBoredI take naps before going to sleep
— Kani ?? (@iamstef_falpal) March 30, 2020
With social distancing limiting the time available to pick up groceries, many people have turned to online grocery shopping. While it is comfortable to select the items from home and have them delivered to your door, there are downsides to this situation. For instance, you have to wait for the grocery delivery time slots to open so you can place an order. Someone was so bored that they kept refreshing the grocery delivery page like they were trying to buy tickets for a Beyonce concert!
#ImSoBoredI keep refreshing the grocery delivery time slots like I’m trying to buy Beyonce tickets instead of Gushers and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
— Bill Bradley (@gumgumerson) March 30, 2020
The Dog Therapist
There’s only so much you can do when you’re home alone and everything gets boring pretty quickly. If you’ve been lonely for too long, don’t be surprised when you start talking to your dog like he can talk back at you. It looks like someone took advantage of having a pet companion so they started pretending they are at a therapist’s office. Dog’s are already man’s best friend, who says they can’t be our best therapists as well!
#ImSoBoredI have been talking to my dog, like she’s a therapist…..today, she gave me a bill.
— Mary K. (@Lugiagirl221) March 30, 2020
The Dress-Up Dinner
One way to make dinner more exciting is to add a fun theme to it. This family decided to dress up like Tiger King characters for their meal together and it turned out better than they expected. To make the theme even more realistic, they pretended to eat “expired” Walmart meat for dinner. It might seem like an odd theme choice but they sure had fun with it and made some great family memories together.
#ImSoBoredI got my whole family to dress up like Tiger King characters for a themed dinner and we ate pretend “expired” Walmart meat. Good times. pic.twitter.com/5i86ATDrSe
— Taylor Stern (@TayStern) April 1, 2020
Being bored is a great motivation to start using your time wisely. This lady chose to use her free time to organize the hangers in her coat closet. However, she might’ve been too bored so she took it to the next level. Instead of just sorting the coat closet, this woman gathered all the coat hangers she owned and organized them by color. This level of organization will surely come in handy the next time she needs a hanger.
#ImSoBoredI went around the house and gathered up all the extra coat hangers and organized them by color and put them in the coat closet ??♀️?? pic.twitter.com/qutpK78JpQ
— Momlife2girls (@momlife2girls) March 30, 2020
Watch the Ads
No one has ever had the time to watch all the YouTube ads – until now! People are so bored at home that they have given up the “skip ad” button. After all, with the advanced targeting systems, today’s ads are more useful than expected. Instead of skipping the ads on the next videos you watch, just watch through the ads too. You might come across something useful while killing time! Besides, you will be helping the video creator earn more money.
#ImSoBoredI don’t click “skip ad” on youtube videos
— Bryan Beltran (@BryBeltran) March 30, 2020
April Fools Jokes
How much do you have to scare someone to induce labor before it’s time? This woman kept joking about her friend having a baby on April Fools Day and it kind of worked! They say if you repeat something enough times, you can make it happen. Even though they didn’t plan to manifest this joke, it looks like the pregnant woman was so worried about having a baby on a wrong day than it sped up the labor. We couldn’t imagine how many things can manifest through our beliefs!
#ImSoBoredI think I scared my pregnant friend into labour by telling her she’d have an April Fools baby multiple times Oops ?
— Stephanie ➰?? (@lil_missbubbly) March 30, 2020
The Stay at Home Fashion Show
Staying at home all day means you don’t have to get dressed up. Since you won’t be leaving the house, nothing is stopping you from spending the entire day in pajamas. However, there’s no reason not to dress up the dog! Someone decided to kill some time by dressing up their dog, Leonard. You have to admit, it looks pretty hilarious! It’s so good that they might continue the dog dress-up show after this whole situation!
Since we’re only wearing lounge wear now, we’ve taken to dressing up our pup, Leonard. Not going to lie, It might continue after this is all over. #imsobored #imsoboredl pic.twitter.com/rsqPqt2Yxo
— JFitz (@jodi_fitz) March 30, 2020
Pretend You’re Outside
Imagine how bored you have to be to start pretending you are outside while you’re still at home! Someone missed the feeling of being outdoors and going to a public restroom so they decided to reenact it. You don’t notice how much the simple things mean to you until you cannot experience them for a while. However, this is the first time we’re hearing of someone who missed using a public restroom!
#ImSoBoredI Put paper on my toilet seat and flushed with my foot just so I can feel like I was at public restroom again
— Andre D Thompson (@AndreDThompson) March 30, 2020
The Surprise Dinner
There are only so many dinner ideas you can try out before you get bored with every single meal at home. Luckily, you can add some fun and diversity with a few creative ideas in the kitchen! Someone was so tired of choosing their meals that they decided to take all the labels off the canned food so that each meal would be a new surprise. We’re not sure how surprising a canned meal can be but it’s surely a fun way to plan dinner!
#ImSoBored I took the labels off all our canned food so every nights dinner had a surprise.
— anthony gregory (@anthonygregory) March 30, 2020
The Stressball Makeover
A stress ball can come in handy during this uncertain period. It can help you relax and calm down if you feel stressed or anxious for one reason or another. However, there’s a lot more you can do with a stress ball! Someone decided to give their stress ball a makeover and get it ready for a date. At least the stress ball can leave the house! This is surely a unique way to unleash the creativity caused by endless boredom.
#ImSoBoredI I gave my stressball a makeover pic.twitter.com/glY353CcuG
— Corinne ☘ (@Corinnee96) March 30, 2020
Here’s another example of people using stress balls to have some fun. Instead of giving this stress ball a makeover, someone decided to use it as a photoshoot partner and try out different Snapchat filters! The stress ball looks so similar to a human face that the algorithm recognized it and added real filters to it. With a stress ball like this, you can make all sorts of creative and hilarious pictures. Perhaps they should’ve tried the face swap too!
#ImSoBoredI tried out snapchat filters for two with my stressball @FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/kk2WYw2fOg
— Corinne ☘ (@Corinnee96) March 30, 2020
The Tree Naming Game
Have you ever caught yourself staring through the window for too long? It’s not an uncommon habit to lose yourself in the beautiful views, especially when you’re bored or trying to concentrate. However, someone was so bored that they started naming the trees around their apartment. Janet and the other trees in the neighborhood surely make for a great company when bored! We imagine they named all the plants next! At least now they have someone semi-real to talk to!
#ImSoBoredI named all the trees close to my apartment, the last one is Janet
— ????? ?? (@jusouzdias) March 30, 2020
You can never get bored when you have chickens to mess around with. Raising chickens is a great activity in itself, but if you get too bored during the day, you can always come up with ways to have fun at your little farm. This lady got a creative idea to paint her chicken’s toenails when she had the extra time. Imagine having to chase the chicken down and then make it stand still for a full pedicure procedure! It must’ve been a wild experience!
#ImSoBoredI painted my chickens toenails ??♀️?
— Katie Gribben (@KatieGribben4) March 30, 2020
Catching Up With Old Dreams
Have you ever started a DIY or an arts and crafts project and just given up on it after a while? Now is a great time to catch up with all those dreams and projects you let go of. That is, if you don’t have anything better to do, of course! Let your creativity run free and start finishing things up! Who knows what kind of crazy ideas you are going to come up within the process. You can also repurpose old items for the fun of it!
#ImSoBoredI have started finishing every arts and crafts project I started but didn’t finish.
— Devona McDonald (@jadesfire03) March 30, 2020
The Wedding Scene
How long has it been since you’ve attended a real wedding? It looks like someone missed a good wedding event so much that they decided to reenact one. However, instead of a real reenaction, they used their AirPods as the main characters. The lefty Airpod Lucy and the righty Timmy or now happily married and waiting for the first opportunity to head to their honeymoon! Out of all the objects you can think of, they chose AirPods for their theater show.
I gave a name to both of my AirPods reenacted a wedding scene now lefty Lucy and right Timmy are married #ImSoBoredI
— Alyssa Blanchard (@AlyssaB92310507) March 31, 2020
The Puzzle Count
Putting puzzles together is one of the best activities when bored. It’s fun to do and it gives you a goal to look forward to. However, if you are extremely out-of-your-mind bored, a simple puzzle won’t be enough of a challenge for you. Someone decided to count every single piece of a new 1000-piece puzzle to make sure that none of them were missing. This woman has already experienced the disappointment of not having the last puzzle pieces to finish the picture.
#imsobored I counted the 1000 pieces of a brand new 1000 piece puzzle before I started it, so that I wouldn’t be disappointed in the end if one was missing! It has happened! Lol
— Lisa Thomas (@LisaLikesLaughs) March 30, 2020
The Mastered Handstand
Choosing to take part in a physical activity such as yoga or fitness training is one of the best decisions you can make while stuck at home. However, if you are feeling too bored, you can step up the challenge like this person did! Someone decided to count every single piece of a new 1000-piece puzzle to make sure that none of them were missing. This woman has already experienced the disappointment of not having the last puzzle pieces to finish the picture.
@jimmyfallon I trained myself to do a handstand in 30 minutes. #ImSoBored #ImSoSore #QuarantineLife pic.twitter.com/xWobAWUUAj
— Zuzi Lee (@zuzi_c) March 30, 2020
The Cancelled Cruise
There’s nothing worse than planning a relaxing birthday cruise trip only to find out that you have to cancel it when you’ve already packed everything up. Someone had to go through this recently but they didn’t let the cruising dream go! Instead of unpacking the suitcase and putting everything back to its place, this woman decided to put on her cruise outfit, including the hat and the sunglasses, and spend the day relaxing at home. It was her birthday, after all!
#imsobored I took my cancelled cruise outfits from the suitcase and wore it all day, hats, sunglasses and coat! PS It was also my birthday! pic.twitter.com/L8DQWgc5nY
— rosanabrea (@rosanacastgmai1) March 30, 2020
The Puppet Fight
This person had no real puppets to play with so they chose to use their dog’s toys. The level of boredom you have to achieve to start playing with dog toys is unimaginable. To make things interesting, they came up with an entertaining plot as well. Instead of unpacking the suitcase and putting everything back to its place, this woman decided to put on her cruise outfit, including the hat and the sunglasses, and spend the day relaxing at home. It was her birthday, after all!
#ImSoBoredI started having puppet shows with my dog’s toys, and they got in a fight because one of them wants to go to the store, and the other one keeps saying “No, there’s a stay at home order”!
— One Hot Mama of Four Boys (@OneHotMamaofFo1) March 30, 2020
The Wallpaper Dots
They say counting sheep will help you fall asleep but have you heard of counting the wallpaper dots? If you have a dotted wallpaper, you should try it out! It helps cure boredom quite well. This person started counting the wallpaper dots only to find out that one of the dots was a fly. Of course, you cannot just miscount the dots, you have to start over! We wonder if this helped entertain them.
#ImSoBoredI counted the dots on the wallpaper. One of them was a fly and flew away so I had to start over.
— Ghost ? (@Ghost_7) March 30, 2020
Getting to Know the Dog
Someone had already used their free time to open up to their dog like they’re talking to a therapist but this person decided to get to know the dog instead. It turns out they have a lot in common, mainly sleeping and eating as two best hobbies. A dog is a great companion for these times. He will listen and he surely won’t judge you no matter what you tell him! Too bad they can’t talk back, that would make the isolation days a lot more fun!
#ImSoBoredI started talking to my dog. He is a real nice guy. Same hobbies as me, sleeping and eating.
— Heartbreak weather and Walls ❤? (@Tommo_Horan13) March 30, 2020
The Refrigerator Craze
We’ve all been in those situations where we can’t stop checking the fridge, even if we don’t end up grabbing anything. Even scientists have proven that people are more likely to binge eat for no reason when they’re bored. It looks like someone is going through this phase of checking the refrigerator every five seconds as something new is going to show up inside. Wouldn’t it be great if the food just appeared out of nowhere?
#ImSoBoredI check the refrigerator every 5 seconds thinking new food will appear.
— marebear (@MaryCamaj) March 30, 2020
Well That’s Unethical
When we are locked down at home, it is more important than ever to look out for our loved ones and make sure that they are in top condition. However, it can get to a point where one is so bored that they are willing to take all sorts of strange risks. Take this person, for example. She was so bored that she apparently swapped her boyfriend’s vitamins for “women’s” ones. Sure, this probably won’t be such a big deal…
I started replacing my boyfriends vitamins with my “women’s” vitamins to see if there are any changes in his moods ? #ImSoBoredI
— That’sTopherToYou! (@ChristyALandry) March 30, 2020
Anyone who knows their way around a kitchen knows how easy it is to lose track of the condition of all of the condiments and spices. This certainly applies when the spice or herb in question doesn’t appear to be that urgent to throw away. A lot of these things last for a long time. However, if you are bored enough, you might want to check the expiration dates of some of those herbs and spices. This person has certainly benefited.
#ImSoBoredI went through my spice rack and found some oregano from 2008. Which is weird because I’ve only been living in the house for 1 year.
— Will (@iLLW1LLiAM) March 30, 2020
A Vicious Cycle
Not everyone is blessed to have workout machines at home. While it’s ok to go out and do exercise while stuck at home during a lockdown, we want to keep ourselves away from others as much as possible. That’s where the following innovation comes into play. This parent was so bored that they found a way to make makeshift indoor bicycles for their kids. The end result was pretty awesome and the kids look like they enjoy it.
The funny thing I’ve done during this time is make a new activity for my kids- Indoor Cycling!! Place training wheels inside shoes large enough to prop up the back tire and pedal! We even have timed races! ? #ImSoBoredI pic.twitter.com/Mi3aEbFRDS
— Sarah Grove (@Sarahgrove30) March 30, 2020
We Can Subscribe to This Idea
Do you ever get sick of all of those emails you might receive from the unlikeliest places? We end up on a website once and after clicking the wrong things, we get harassed by them for years on end. So, do you know what’s a really useful thing to do when you are stuck at home and bored to death? That’s right folks – unsubscribe from all of those unnecessary email lists. This person knew how to make the most of their time.
#imsoboredi unsubscribed from all my useless email lists
— Brittany DeRosa ?️? (@MollysMommy42) March 30, 2020
We’re All in the Same Note
It can be easy to take for granted the amount of time and effort that nurses and doctors are putting in during a pandemic. Those of us who are privileged enough to simply stay at home and wait out a lockdown don’t have to work tirelessly around the clock to save other people’s lives. This person, while they might have been bored, felt compelled to write notes to as many nurses, doctors, and first responders as possible to show their gratitude for all of their hard work.
#ImSoBoredI started writing Thank You Notes to all the Nurses & Doctors & First Responders for keeping us all safe!
— Brenden Aaron Morris (@BAM_Knows) March 30, 2020
Stranger Than Fan Fiction
If you just take a moment to look out of the window and see what the outside world has to offer, you are bound to find some things that will inspire you. This person took inspiration from the squirrels that live in and around their neighborhood. However, we can’t imagine being so creative to the point that we could take local animals and turn them into fictional characters. If that isn’t an impressive way to overcome boredom, we don’t know what is.
#ImSoBoredI am writing fan fiction stories starring our neighborhood squirrels.
— Ryan Bartholomee (@RyanBartholomee) March 30, 2020
For writers, it’s about getting the rage on the page, especially when they are locked up and aren’t allowed to go out. However, if one isn’t interested in expressing their feelings on paper, then there are other ways that one can do this. Take this person, for example, who was able to convey exactly how they felt through this neat little piece of crochet work. We’re not sure if it’s supposed to resemble the person who made it, but it’s still cool.
#ImSoBoredI made this pic.twitter.com/nIExmsZZ7p
— Julie Ganas (@realjulieganas) March 30, 2020
I Can “Fauci” for That
For many people during the 2020 lockdown, Dr. Fauci has been a voice of reason and science that many people have relied on for information. His profile has certainly been raised over the last couple of months and so it should come as no surprise that some people might want to name their kids after him. However, we never expected someone to name their puppy after him. To be fair, “Dogtor Fauci” does have a nice ring to it.
#ImSoBoredI got a puppy and named him Dogtor Fauci after watching the news for the last two weeks pic.twitter.com/y0h1FYP1y9
— elana waldstein (@wheresEwaldo) March 30, 2020
Masterpiece? More Like Masterpiece Of…
If you are locked up at home with your kids, it makes sense to try and get some creative juices flowing. Maybe making some art together is a good way to bond during such uncertain times. However, the last thing a daughter needs is for their parent to become a serious critic of their work. Not everyone’s blessed in the art department. Hey, at least it is easy to tell that it is supposed to be a windmill and a field. At least give her credit for that!
#ImSoBoredI I asked my kid to make some art with me. Here’s her work. I’d be proud, but she’s 19 and in college. pic.twitter.com/ERxyOEYhXX
— Momish (@bananafishball) March 31, 2020
We Need a Break…
It’s perfectly natural. Many of us are spending a lot more time with our fridges than we usually would. Those quiet walks to the fridge often lead to bad things. More often than not, it doesn’t take long before it becomes empty and we need to fill it up again. Thankfully, one person saw the light and knew that they needed some space from it. We wouldn’t exactly put this move down to boredom, but nevertheless, here we are…
#ImSoBoredI had to social distance myself from the fridge.
— Tori Loomis (@toriloomis9) March 30, 2020
The Background Noise
You know that feeling when you’ve been alone for too long and you just need to listen to someone talk again? This person was so lonely that they turned on YouTube live streams just to feel like they have company. A little bit of background noise can help, especially if you’re trying to feel less lonely these days. It’s a good thing we have Instagram and YouTube these days so there’s plenty of content to go through.
#ImsoboredI started to listen to YouTube live-streams in the background so it feels like someone is talking to me.
— Kate Schlesselman (@KateNicolle1) March 30, 2020
The Tupperware Lids
If you’re one of those people who have way too many Tupperware bowls, you probably know about the multiplying lids theory. Once the Tupperware lids start piling up in the kitchen cabinets, it starts to look like they’re multiplying when you’re not looking. Someone finally decided to debunk the myth and put all the lids on their bowls to see what happens! Nothing probably happened but at least they had something to do for a few minutes.
I put all the lids on my bowls and Tupperware just to see if they are indeed multiplying
— Kelli Steinmetz (@kelli1230) March 30, 2020
The Book Club
When you think about it, creating a book club to combat boredom is a great strategy. Not only will you read new books but you will also be held accountable for your reading so you won’t give up easily. This family set up a book club meeting but, instead of reading fictional books as most groups do, they get together to read the dictionary word for word. If anything, they will certainly improve their vocabulary!
#ImSoBoredI created a book club with my family and we read The Dictionary word for word.
— vicki (@vickilovestacos) March 30, 2020
Changing the clock for the springtime is everyone’s least favorite activity. Luckily, smartphones and other smart devices automatically adjust their clock so we don’t have to bother. However, with several manual clocks around the house, it can take a while until you decide to finally adjust them all. This person used their free time and boredom to finally move all clocks to “spring forward.” We call it a good use of time!
#ImSoBoredI finally moved all of my clocks to “spring forward.”
— Ryan Bartholomee (@RyanBartholomee) March 30, 2020
The Movie Title Game
Last but not least, someone decided to spend their time playing the movie title game with the words “toilet paper.” If you think about it, any movie title can sound ridiculous if you replace one word with “toilet paper.” “Guardians of the Toilet Paper” is a great classic, especially for this period when we’re dealing with a serious toilet paper shortage! The “Close Encounters of the Toilet Paper Kind” isn’t bad either!
#ImSoBoredI took movie titles and replaced one word with “toilet paper.” A few of my favorites are: “Guardians of the Toilet Paper,” “Fifty Shades of Toilet Paper,” and “Close Encounters of the Toilet Paper Kind.”
— Ryan Bartholomee (@RyanBartholomee) March 30, 2020