8 Ways To Occupy Your Time


Boredom gets to all of us at times, when we have too much time on our hands and not enough to do with it. I've been really bored lately and finding ways to occupy myself has been challenging at best, so here goes my 8 ways to occupy your free time.

If you're bored, like me, and need something to do, then this is the post for you.

Pursue a hobby: 

Pursuing a hobby is probably the best thing you can do with your spare time, if you're stuck for ideas or need a new hobby check out my 10 great new hobby ideas for 2019 blog post.

Make to-do lists:

To-do lists are great for getting stuff done which you may not have thought of, like house work, getting bills paid or tax returns. 

Create monthly goals

There's nothing like creating monthly goals to keep you motivated that way you;ll have something to work towards even when it seems like there's nothing to do.

Make the effort with friends:

Something I need to get better at is making the effort with friends, if you're an introvert like me check out my socialising as an introvert blog post to inspire you to leave the house.

Go to events:

Check Facebook for what's going on in your local area, there may be events in bars and clubs or, slightly further afield, a gig or concert that interests you.

Attend Groups:

Again, check facebook for local groups, there's bound to be something that interests you like art or writing.

Enrol on a course:

Brush up on your skills and enrol on an online course, there are so many great sites out there like futurelearn, the open university and open study college, you can read my review of that here, these sites offer great distance learning packages or check groupon. If you prefer studying alongside other students have a look at your local college's prospectus.

Be Creative:

Unleash your inner creative side and vent your feeling through art, writing or photography. Check out my creativity as an outlet for anxiety post for more info. 

That's all for today's post,
Bethany Lauren

You Might Also Like


  1. I really like the tip about making an effort with friends! Oftentimes I'll be sitting at home thinking I have nothing to do but I never think about asking anyone if they want to catch up. I've been a homebody for toooooo long.

  2. Such a great list of ideas! I am going to make a conscious effort to peruse my old hobby of sewing, that way I will be killing 2 birds with one stone - hobby and being creative! Who knows maybe some of these will lead to blog post ideas!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Aimsy xoxo

  3. I sooo agree with all of this! It is so important to keep yourself busy in a positive way. Smashed it girl 🌸

  4. These are great ideas, I'm an introvert too and wish I'd made more effort with friends after leaving school and college because now I hardly see anyone. Pursuing a new hobby could be a good way to meet new friends with similar interests too though!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

  5. These are all great ideas😊 Catching up with friends sounds interesting though sometimes we rarely think about it.

  6. Being creative is such a great way to refresh your energies. :)

  7. Great list! I find there's always something to do if you just stop and think about it for a minute... Even if it's just working ahead on your blog or getting some of those tasks out of the way you've been putting off hahaha
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

  8. This is such a great list! I joined a group and pursued a hobby a couple of years ago, despite my nerves. I loved it! I've recently got back into sewing too, I've had some clothes I've been making for about 4 years that I just put to the side one day!

  9. This is such a great list! I agree, creativity is such an amazing outlet and really helps with mental health. I love making to-do lists too, I find they keep me motivated (ticking things off is such a satisfying feeling!). I'll have to check out Facebook Groups for local events, I never thought of that. Thanks for sharing your ideas, fab post! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

  10. That's a really interesting and productive list. Joining local groups, volunteering, blogging and painting are my favorites to make the best out of boredom.


  11. A great list of tips of occupy boredom!many thanks

  12. I couldn't agree more! I mean, i'm always lazy to do productive and outdoor stuff and this really gave me a perfect idea♡

  13. I love these ideas to help fill in some time. I like the idea of pursuing new hobbies - this is the best time to do it! Making an effort with friends go a long way. You can meet more people that way! I love that there are a lot of courses available with the use of technology. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  14. I really enjoyed reading this!! Great post!

  15. These are some great ideas! I keep on telling my husband that he needs a hobby when he moans he is bored! Making an effort with friends is a great way to relieve boredom too, as is enrolling on a course. The things make you feel tonnes better about yourself too xxx

  16. Ah we all do like to be as creative as we can. It helps even more when you discover what your passion is. Great post!

  17. Such a wonderful list. I'm starting to do crafting again on my days away from blogging so I'm super excited to start that but love your advice, thanks for sharing! πŸ’œ

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

  18. Thanks for sharing! Big fan of getting creative and writing lists

    Love Rebecca



Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave a link to your blog/youtube etc below and I will have a browse.