Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Bored Nevermore: 1001 Things To Do
Read a book; re-read one you all ready own, buy a new one online or from a bookstore, check out second hand stores and garage sales, check one out from the library, read one online (google free ebooks), download ones from Lulu.com for a free or just a few dollars, newspapers, foreign newspapers online.
Write a poem; write a story; write a book; sign up for NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month every November and write a 50,000 page novel in 30 day.
Organized your favorite images, projects and memories on Pinterest.com
Create fashion, decorating and art sets on Polyvore.com
Create a blog for an online journal. Create a hand written journal, a photo journal, a memories journal, a positive thoughts journal (I have one I call my Sunshine Journal), art journal, altered books.
Create a forum for a topic that is close to your heart.
Remember your childhood: games(jump rope, kick the can, hopescotch), toys (Barbies, Tiny Tears, bikes), foods (macaroni and cheese, apple dumplings, grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup), music, books (Trixie Beldon, Little Women, Baby Island), people, places (Greenlake, Ravenna Park, Dairy Queen, Woolworths). Write them all down, add photos and drawings, recipes, and put together as a book (Publish on Lulu.com).
Collect dolls (I get most of mine from garage sales and eBay); make dolls (fabric, clay, crochet); repaint dolls (I once got a whole bag of used Barbie's for a dollar at a garage sale), make new clothing (such as the exquisite crocheted dresses from Paradise.com), buy or make paper dolls (there are tons of online sites for these).
Study different religions. You don't have to convert, just to understand. Fear and hate grow from not understanding.
Doodle, sketch, draw, paint, collage, mosaic.
Knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, bead. Make things for yourself, family members, friends, for charity.
Cook and bake, try new recipes, cuisines, techniques.
Take pictures of people, things, places, colors, contrasts.
Trace your family history, learn about the places and times that involved your ancestors, trace your family's medical history, compile family favorite recipes into a cookbook.
Make scrapbooks about your family, friends, yourself, pets, places, things, times.
Reminisce, write your life story, write your mom's story.
Create a personal meditation or prayer book.
Learn healing techniques such as reiki, crystal therapy, aromatherapy, meditation, colors, yoga.
Study about something that is new to you: science, history, religions, art, geography.
Try your hand at divination (it's not evil and doesn't have to be scary); tarot cards, palmistry, angel cards, pendulum, tea leaf reading, astrology, numerology, dream interpretation, automatic writing...
Learn a new language.. from your favorite country, sign language or even a created language such as Vulcan or Tolkien.
Listen to music; rock and roll, classical, ethnic, new age, holiday... I love to explore the ones on You Tube, also Pandora, Live365, Last.fm, radio-locator.com, find lyrics to your favorite songs
Plan a party, trip or holiday, even if you never actually do it. For parties, determine the theme, decorations, menu, music, fantasy guest list. For a vacation; decide where you would want to go, what you would eat there, what you would see, bits of a language you need to learn, what things you would buy to bring home. For a holiday, research one that is new to you such as Diwali, Ramadan or Hina Matsuri. Turn these into scrapbooks, journals, blogs...
Feng shui your house, or a room, or your yard and garden. Rearrange furniture, paint a wall.
Keep a nature journal. Track weather and temperatures, wildlife, trees, flowers...
Design a garden: herb, flowers, vegetables, water...
Have a movie night; rent movies from Netflix or borrow movies from the library.
Pamper yourself... get a massage, pedicure, hair cut; do a facial at home, a hot bubble bath.
Go on a "field trip"; attend a play, try a new restaurant, go to a coffee shop and people watch (journal and sketch too), walk around your town, neighborhood and take pictures.
Practice some Random Acts of Kindness; make blankets for charity, volunteer, donate blood, pick up trash, make something (cookies, casserole) for a neighbor, visit a senior citizens home, write a letter to long lost friend, offer to babysit, pet sit, or house sit, call someone just because, compliment someone, smile at everyone.
Take a nap, veg out watching old movies..
Try interactive treasure hunting: geo caching, book crossing, scavenger hunting, letterboxing, webcam caching.
Really get into Twilight, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, or some other book/movie (read the books, watch the movies, and visit all of the online sites).
Things to do online;
play games such as Bejeweled, Second Life, IMVU
watch videos (You Tube, Vimeo)
watch TV shows on Hulu.com
do artwork or design clothing or room sets on Polyvore.com
visit and chat using Skype
read; blogs, forums, newspapers from foreign countries, books on Kindle
research anything and everything
write a poem, a story, a memory, an essay, an article, a blog post
study history, science, literature, all the things you learned and school and have forgotten
learn something new, find tutorials, instructions, how to's, videos (ehow.com, wikihow.com, instructables.com)
listen to podcasts
meditate to an online video, to music, to nature sounds
organize and save photos (Flickr, Photobucket, Snapfish)
ask a question and find the answer
join a Facebook group
shop for anything, but do your homework before you hand over your credit card number, compare sites, check for reviews
explore Google earth
create a webpage or blog or a video log (vlog)
read and watch current events and news from around the world, all of the stories that your local news and CNN ignores
find a recipe, learn to cook
look for a new job, or a new career, find education to help you get there
publish a book on a Publish on Demand, even if it's just for you... a story, a memory, photos, recipes, poetry
find antique and vintage photos and learn the history behind them
view web cams and travel without having to leave home
list books you own (librarything.com, shelfari.com, http://www.goodreads.com/)
make a bucket list on listography.com
view art and post your own on deviantart.com or artheals.org/ or wetcanvas.com/ or behance.net
learn new art techniques (wetcanvas.com)
make a wishlist (Amazon.com, Kaboodle.com)
network for business (LinkedIn.com, Plaxo.com)
take classes or go back to school online
make a photo slideshow
print out paper dolls
create online dolls (stardoll.com, paperdollheaven.com, elouai.com, zwinky.com, cartoondollemporium.com, Meez.com)
take a quiz and create your own quiz
try new yoga asanas, or chair exercises or tai chi
sell something on eBay or Amazon.com
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