100 Things To Do When You're Bored

100 Things To Do When You're Bored

When boredom hits, it's good to be prepared.
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Everyone gets bored. It's a fact of life. At school, it is especially easy to get stuck in a routine and as we all know, routines can get pretty boring sometimes. So, to combat any mid-semester boredom that you might be experiencing, I have decided to compile a list of 100 things that you can do whenever you start to feel the boredom creeping in.

1. Read a new book.

2. Go for a walk.

3. Call a friend or family member.

4. Watch your favorite movie.

5. Watch a movie you've never seen before.

6. Buy an adult coloring book, and color the sh*t out of it.

7. Search for Christmas gifts for your friends and family.

8. Call your grandparents. I'm sure they'd love to hear from you.

9. Do your makeup.

10. Attempt a new hairstyle.

11. Watch old YouTube videos.

12. Attempt to paint a picture.

13. Bake muffins or cookies.

14. Search for jobs.

15. Pinterest your life away.

16. Get lost in the black hole that is Tumblr.

17. Organize your room.

18. Paint your nails.

19. Redecorate your room.

20. Learn some yoga.

21. Download DuoLingo and learn a new language.

22. Binge watch that new Netflix series everyone is talking about.

23. Read heart-wrenching articles on Odyssey and Thought Catalog.

24. Write notes to your friends.

25. Mail a letter.

26. Find writing prompts online and try to write a short story.

27. Start a blog.

28. Hate said blog and delete it.

29. Listen to Michael Jackson's entire discography.

30. Create a YouTube channel and try your hand at becoming Internet famous.

31. Drink water...you're probably dehydrated.

32. Visit your local garden shop and buy some succulents for your room.

33. Re-watch a classic TV series like Buffy or Gilmore Girls.

34. Read about anatomy to learn something about your body.

35. Learn about a new religion.

36. Dance like no one is watching.

37. Cook a new dish.

38. Deep clean your room.

39. Empty your inbox.

40. Make a collage.

41. Try on clothes you don't wear anymore and get rid of the ones you no longer wear.

42. Dust.

43. Rid your house/apartment/room of anything you know longer need or use.

44. Donate said items to a local charity.

45. Visit your local animal shelter and play with the animals.

46. Visit with your neighbors.

47. Reconnect with an old friend.

48. Go for a drive with the windows down and music blasting.

49. Try a new coffee shop or cafe.

50. Cook your favorite meal.

51. Take pictures of the things that make you happy.

52. Exercise.

53. Sit outside (weather permitting).

54. Meditate.

55. Volunteer your time.

56. Sing at the top of your lungs.

57. Plan your next vacation.

58. Search for new music.

59. Find a new favorite quote.

60. Make a bucket list.

61. Get ahead on your homework.

62. Take some selfies. #selflove

63. Check out some cool, new apps.

64. Design your new tattoo.

65. Make an ice cream sundae.

66. Color code your closet.

67. Make a list of people who inspire you.

68. Find a new favorite artist.

69. Make dad jokes.

70. Take a bath.

71. Plan who you would cosplay as if you ever were to attend ComicCon.

72. Cut up old shirts.

73. Tie-dye.

74. Try your hand at nail art.

75. Take a hike.

76. Go for a swim.

77. Go to the beach.

78. Buy a fish.

79. Make a zen garden.

80. Learn how to whistle or snap.

81. Get a new piercing.

82. Play video games.

83. Make a short comic book.

84. Read up on current events.

85. Find a social issue you're passionate about and learn everything there is to know about it.

86. Have a water balloon fight with your friends.

87. Prank someone.

88. Learn about tea ceremonies and invite your friends over to have one.

89. Plan your wedding.

90. Join a community sports league.

91. Take classes at your local community center.

92. Get a library card.

93. Explore a new part of town.

94. Go on a road trip.

95. Make a wish on a balloon and release it.

97. Learn how to knit.

98. Go on a bike ride.

99. Jump into something- puddles, pools, leaves or snow.

100. Read an article about 100 things you can do when you're bored.





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Why High School Musicals Should Be As Respected As Sports Programs Are

The arts are important, too.
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When I was in middle school and high school, I felt like I lived for the musicals that my school orchestrated.

For those of you who don't know, a musical is an onstage performance wherein actors take on roles that involve singing, and often dancing, to progress the plot of the story. While it may sound a little bit nerdy to get up in front of an audience to perform in this manner, this is something you cannot knock until you try it.

For some reason, though, many public schools have de-funded arts programs that would allow these musicals to occur, while increasing the funding for sports teams. There are a few things that are being forgotten when sports are valued more than musical programs in high schools.

Much like athletic hobbies, an actor must try-out, or audition, to participate in a musical. Those best suited for each role will be cast, and those who would not fit well are not given a part. While this may sound similar to trying out for say, basketball, it is an apples to oranges comparison.

At a basketball try-out, those who have the most experience doing a lay-up or shooting a foul shot will be more likely to succeed, no questions asked. However, for an audition, it is common to have to learn a piece of choreography upon walking in, and a potential cast member will be required to sing a selected piece with only a few days of preparation.

There are many more variables involved with an audition that makes it that much more nerve-racking.

The cast of a school musical will often rehearse for several months to perfect their roles, with only several nights of performance at the end. Many sports practice for three or four days between each of their respective competitions. While this may seem to make sports more grueling, this is not always the case.

Musicals have very little pay-off for a large amount of effort, while athletic activities have more frequent displays of their efforts.

Athletes are not encouraged to but are allowed to make mistakes. This is simply not allowed for someone in a musical, because certain lines or entrances may be integral to the plot.

Sometimes, because of all the quick changes and the sweat from big dance numbers, the stage makeup just starts to smear. Despite this, an actor must smile through it all. This is the part of musicals that no sport has: introspection.

An actor must think about how he or she would respond in a given situation, be it saddening, maddening, frightening, or delightful. There is no sport that requires the knowledge of human emotion, and there is especially no sport that requires an athlete to mimic such emotion. This type of emotional exercise helps with communications and relationships.

Sports are great, don't get me wrong. I loved playing volleyball, basketball, track, and swimming, but there were no experiences quite like those from a musical. Sports challenge the body with slight amounts of tactic, while musicals require much physical and mental endurance.

The next time you hear someone say that it's “just a musical," just remember that musicals deserve as much respect as sports, since they are just as, if not more demanding.

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10 Shows To Watch If You're Sick Of 'The Office'

You can only watch it so many times...

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"The Office" is a great show, and is super easy to binge watch over and over again! But if you're like me and you're looking for something new to binge, why not give some of these a try? These comedies (or unintentional comedies) are a great way to branch out and watch something new.

1. "New Girl"

A show about a group of friends living in an apartment in a big city? Sound familiar? But seriously, this show is original and fresh, and Nick Miller is an icon.

2. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

Ya'll have been sleeping on this show. It's a musical comedy about a girl that follows her ex boyfriend across the country. I thought it sounded horrible so I put it off for WAY too long, but then I realized how incredible the cast, music, writing, and just EVERYTHING. It really brings important issues to light, and I can't say too much without spoiling it. Rachel Bloom (the creator of the show) is a woman ahead of her time.

3. "Jane the Virgin"

I know... another CW show. But both are so incredible! Jane The Virgin is a tongue-in-cheek comedy and parody of telenovelas. It has so many twists and turns, but somehow you find yourself laughing with the family.

4. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been in popular news lately since its cancellation by Fox and sequential pickup by NBC. It's an amazing show about cops in, you guessed it, Brooklyn. Created by the amazing Michael Schur, it's a safe bet that if you loved "The Office" you'll also love his series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".

5. "The Good Place"

Another series created by the talented Micael Schur, it's safe to say you've probably already heard about this fantasy-comedy series. With a wonderful cast and writing that will keep you on your toes, the show is another safe bet.

6. "Fresh Off The Boat"

Seriously, I don't know why more people don't watch this show. "Fresh Off The Boat" focuses on an Asian family living in Orlando in the mid 90s. Randall Parks plays a character who is the polar opposite of his character in "The Interview" (Yeah, remember that horrifying movie?) and Constance Wu is wonderful as always.

7. "Full House"

Why not go back to the basics? If you're looking for a nostalgic comedy, go back all the way to the early days of Full House. If you're a '98-'00 baby like me, you probably grew up watching the Tanner family on Nick at Night. The entire series is available on Hulu, so if all else fails just watch Uncle Jesse and Rebecca fall in love again or Michelle fall off a horse and somehow lose her memory.

8. "Secret Life of the American Teenager"

Okay, this show is not a comedy, but I have never laughed so hard in my life. It's off Netflix but it's still on Hulu, so you can watch this masterpiece there. Watch the terrible acting and nonsense plot twists drive this show into the ground. Somehow everyone in this school dates each other? And also has a baby? You just have to watch. It might be my favorite show of all time.

9. "Scrubs"

Another old show that is worth watching. If you ignore the last season, Scrubs is a worthwhile medical comedy about doctors in both their personal and medical life. JD and Turk's relationship is one to be jealous of, and one hilarious to watch. Emotional at times, this medical drama is superior to any medical drama that's out now.

10. "Superstore"

I was resistant to watch this one at first, because it looked cheesy. But once I started watching I loved it! The show is a workplace comedy, one you're sure to love if you can relate to working in retail. If you liked the Office, you'll like Superstore!

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