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AIBU to ask what you do when you are bored?

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FannyAnne01 Thu 25-Aug-16 14:25:10

I'm bored beyond belief and the day is going very slowly, I have been waiting for a phone call for the last week to see if we have passed a credit and income check for a council house and I can't think of anything else. All house work has been done and the dc are all out at a play date, I'm bored and seem to have forgotten how to entertain myself, so AIBU to ask what do you do to pass the time when you are bored?

IsItMeOr Thu 25-Aug-16 14:26:41

Read. De-clutter. Decorating. Knitting.

IsItMeOr Thu 25-Aug-16 14:27:16

PS good luck with the house!

BeingATwatItsABingThing Thu 25-Aug-16 14:27:37

Eat lots of 🍿

GlitteryFluff Thu 25-Aug-16 14:28:14

Eat (that's why I'm so fat!)

Read a book.
Watch a film, documentary, few episodes of something on tele.
Paint my nails.
Walk in a country park.
Coffee shop,cake.
Diy bits around place.
Browse mn/FB/Pinterest

Mummaaaaaah Thu 25-Aug-16 14:28:16


FurryDogMother Thu 25-Aug-16 14:32:03

Put good music or an Audible book on and do some adult colouring books - very relaxing, and if you have a printer there's loads of free pages to download and print. Either that, or I do my nails, or 'recreational' cooking - ie making biscuits, quiches, cakes etc.

FannyAnne01 Thu 25-Aug-16 14:32:17

I have no clutter to de-clutter as I hate clutter and ornaments as they just collect dust. I left my glasses in the car which is parked at dh work right now so reading is out, I decorated before the schools broke up and we are hopefully moving so no point doing it again and I do have knitting needles and wool but have never learnt to knit.

Dafadddu Thu 25-Aug-16 14:32:56

I watch Escape to the Country, mumsnet, clean, go for a walk.

I can't sit and do nothing.

Vlier Thu 25-Aug-16 14:33:39

Start learning to knit then. There should be some tutorials on youtube. Start with something simple though, like a scarf.

FannyAnne01 Thu 25-Aug-16 14:37:00

I'm thinking about having a nap but dh is at work so I think that is probably taking the piss a bit and I would feel guilty.

BayLeaves Thu 25-Aug-16 14:38:08

I have kind of forgotten what it's like to feel bored... All this rushing around I suppose. But if I was stuck at home with no housework or kids to look after these are some of the things I'd do:

- Drink a cup of tea (or cold alternative) and sit in the garden, have a deep sigh, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet and summer breeze
- Watch stuff on iPlayer, Netflix etc
- Sit around reading news articles, reading mumsnet etc
- Read a book
- Watch music videos on YouTube
- Declutter
- Garden jobs eg. weeding, picking ripe tomatoes, watering.
- Bake cake or start dinner prep
- Face mask (I just made one out of cucumber and coconut oil actually... got it on now!)
- Other pampering: bath, take ages moisturising everywhere and doing hair etc properly rather than rushing like I usually do, paint nails, spend time doing makeup nicely so I feel all fresh and lovely for the rest of the day
Hmm can't think of anything else right now.

WeetabixLorry Thu 25-Aug-16 14:39:50

that is probably taking the piss a bit and I would feel guilty ... ha! No way. You only live once. Nap to the max!

youngestisapsycho Thu 25-Aug-16 14:43:05

I'd be dozing on the sofa, Tv on low in background...

FannyAnne01 Thu 25-Aug-16 14:56:11

I generally don't the TV on during the day because I'm weird according to dh but I do have last nights Teen Mom OG to watch on catch up, so that might be an option. Where are you all to have weather nice enough to be sitting out in the garden, we've had rain for the last 2 days.

OtherBarry Thu 25-Aug-16 15:48:26

Have the nap!

rollonthesummer Thu 25-Aug-16 15:49:32

I haven't been bored since 1999! Have a nap grin

jelliebelly Thu 25-Aug-16 16:01:13

I'm actually quite jealous - I can't remember the last time I was bored!!

Boogers Thu 25-Aug-16 16:04:52

Read Mumsnet.

NoCapes Thu 25-Aug-16 16:06:22


HermioneJeanGranger Thu 25-Aug-16 16:11:09

Nap, read, Netflix, browse the internet, eat, bake.

Purplepixiedust Thu 25-Aug-16 16:36:51

I am never bored. There are always jobs I should be doing and I am always busy either doing them or avoiding doing them (mumsnet, right move, Facebook, mse, planning a holiday, budgeting, watching TV, reading, making cakes etc)

user1471552005 Thu 25-Aug-16 16:53:03

I am never bored either.

I work full time selling stuff on Ebay and Amazon, so I am forever making stuff, packing, repricing. The more hours I put in the more money I make so that's a huge motivation.
I go to the gym several times a week and do a couple of runs too if the weather is nice.
I will sit and have a coffee and an online chat for a break, but if not that then I will clean out cupboards, go though clothes, weed the garden etc.
I enjoy being busy,

Stripyhoglets Thu 25-Aug-16 17:00:25

I dint get bored but I'd sleep if I couldn't think of anything else to do.

2rebecca Thu 25-Aug-16 17:06:50

Play an instrument, go to the allotment, go for a bike ride, run, read a book or journal, do some research/ postgrad education related to my job, do some cooking, dressmaking, knit, do my accounts, watch some of the stuff I've recorded and never got round to watching

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