Spend One's Holidays Without Getting Bored

Are you spending your holidays sitting around bored with nothing to do? Don't waste your precious days off - there many, many things you can do to occupy yourself, even if holidays are a week long or longer. You can find many ways to fill your days, both inside and out, using your intellect or your creative energies, or simply hanging out with other people.


Enjoying the great outdoors

  1. Step out into the fresh air. Simple outdoor pleasures are highly underrated. Not only is a quick trip out of the house invigorating and mood-lifting, but also a great opportunity for exercise. If you have been thinking of reducing those bulges, then go out and jog, walk or do any outdoor physical activity you enjoy.
    • If the weather is bad or you do not want to go out, then go to the gym or do sit-ups inside the house as a form of exercise.
  2. Do something you have never done before. If you have been thinking of doing something and never have the time to do it, then do it. Do not waste your time sitting in front of the TV and watching reruns over and over when you could be broadening your horizons with a brand-new experience. Below are just a few ideas:
    • Trying a new kind of food
    • Checking out a new club or hang-out spot
    • Playing a new sport
    • Exploring a new area of wilderness.
  3. Go on an adventure with a friend. Grab a companion and try to find cool new places to explore. Visit a town you have never been to, or go for a walk in the woods. Remember to practice good safety habits when exploring a new area and take a charged mobile phone with you.
  4. Do something sporty. You can ride your bike, walk, play your favorite sport or even try a new one. Any of these sorts of activities are a good way to get healthy.

Learning activities

  1. Try to learn more about something that interests you. Expand your knowledge by investigating something you haven't previously had time to learn about. This can be anything, from astronomy to zoology!
  2. Learn new skills. The holidays are a great time to spend on self-improvement. Devote your time to something you haven't previously had time to practice, such as dancing, playing the piano, swimming, etc. The more skills you have, the more opportunities are open to you in life.
  3. Expand your linguistic ability. Language skills are some of the most useful, universal ones on the planet. Use your time to learn any new language or learn a form of programming like visual basic or HTML. If you're especially bored, try making your own codes or ciphers.
  4. Read a book. Any book can help expand your vocabulary and creative writing abilities. However, choose your book wisely so it is worth your time - pulpy, trashy dime store novels are fun, but aren't terribly enlightening.

Spending time with others

  1. Spend time with your friends. If you can't think of things to do, one of your friends probably can. When all else fails, simply try going for picnics or hanging out at a shopping mall with your friends. A sleepover is another great idea.
  2. Help another. If you have nothing you need to do for yourself, you may want to volunteer to help someone else. Ask friends and relatives if they have any projects they need help on, and, if so, offer your services!
  3. Spend time with loved ones. The holidays are a great opportunity to have rare, cherished conversations with family members you haven't seen for a long time. For instance, you might want to visit your grandparents and have a quality talk with them. You might be surprised how funny and insightful some of your very own relatives have become without your noticing.
  4. Spend time with your pet if you have one. Time with a cherished animal friend is underrated, especially if it's with one you haven't seen for a while. Your pet (or pets) probably miss you if you've been gone, so spend a little time walking them, playing with them, etc. A pet's unconditional love can be a great mood-booster if you've become oppressively bored over the holidays.
  5. Get to know more people. If there's no one around that you'd like to spend time with, don't forget that you always have the option of making new friends. You might choose to do this at a social hang-out spot like a club, or, alternatively, at an event like a concert. Don't be afraid to approach and talk to people you meet - new friendships have to start somewhere!
    • You'll never make new friends from inside your home, so get out there! Getting out of the house is the most crucial, pivotal step in turning a boring holiday into a fun, productive one.
  6. Throw a party. Having a party is a great way to have fun. You can invite your friends and have a fiesta themed on the weather. If it's sunny, have it beach themed. If it's cold, you and your friends can stay inside and have a nice cup of cocoa.

Being creative

  1. Create art. Use your free time to dive into the creative pursuit of your choice. If you are interested in music, then try making some new music. If you love writing, then try making an article on WikiHow! The possibilities are endless.
    • Try such artistic endeavors as clay modelling, or a collage, or even start decorating your room. Choose things that let you express your mind.

Making money

  1. Think money. If you're saving up for something but can't be bothered to wait, set up a stall outside your house. It's the easiest thing to do - get some old toys and make some food, and you're done. If it doesn't go that well, at least you had fun trying and you've tidied out the old things to make way for the new. Check with your local council to make sure you are allowed to do this.
  2. Do odd jobs for money. Try babysitting, car washing, lawn mowing, garden tidying, house-sitting, pet-sitting, dog walking, etc.

Expected tasks

  1. Get chores and tasks out of the way. The holidays are one of the few times each year when most people have lots of free time. If you have no pressing commitments with family or friends, consider using your time to finish duties that you've been putting off for a long time. For instance, if you've neglected cleaning your room for ages, devote your entire afternoon to doing so. Other good ideas include filing your taxes, running errands, paying bills, re-organizing your closet, and servicing your car.

Do nothing now and then

  1. Relax. If none of these ideas appeal, perhaps it's a rest day. Just do whatever you want or do nothing at all. Have a day in and relax, or go kite-flying. It's up to you!
    • Try cloud-watching or star-gazing. It's a good excuse to lie on the ground and just watch the sky fly by.


  • Don't spend all your time on the computer - it is important to see friends too!
  • Avoid getting yourself in a routine; do not do the same thing every day!
  • Don't get into trouble during the holidays.
  • Remember to spend your time wisely! It might be a while before you get more time off!
  • Sleep as much as you want. You might not get this time again!
  • Don't watch too much tv either go out with your mates or if it is raining spend time with family members. For Example: siblings, parents or pets.

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