8 Things to Do When Summer Boredom Kicks In

8 Things to Do When Summer Boredom Kicks In

Netflix and HGTV can get real boring, real quick.

Finally, it's summer time! Summer for students means no classes, no homework, and no responsibilities, and all this free time that we are not used to having.

You could just sit and watch a lot of Netflix, HGTV, and Food Network (as I am guilty of spending my first 3 weeks of summer doing), but as I have found, that gets real boring real quick.

There are so many activities that aren't streaming shows and movies that you could put your energy into and keep you from going bored.

1. Pick something and clean it out, then organize it!

It is so nice to look at a completely clean, decluttered desk top or a perfectly organized pantry or book shelf, especially if there was random stuff all over it and you couldn't even see the top! I have found that putting on a favorite Spotify playlist and just organizing can be relaxing and a great way to clear your head.

2. Read a book!

Reading a book may at first sound unproductive, but it keeps your brain active! You can grab a book and take it anywhere such as the beach, a park, by the pool, or even just outside in your own yard! It is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the weather and maybe get some color too!

3. Go for a walk/run!

Get outside and get some exercise! A walk or run around the neighborhood will make you feel really good, and staying active is way better than being a couch potato. The dogs are optional of course, but if you have one, a dog is a great walking companion! You might make their whole day when you ask if they want to go for a walk.

4. Head to the beach!

If you're going to sit around and do nothing, at least do nothing with a view! You can do almost anything at the beach; read, sleep, get a tan, get some food (beach pizza!), play in the arcade, or even just drive around.

5. Hit up Pinterest and learn something new!

Pinterest has everything, from recipes to to new hairstyles to DIY projects and new ways to design a room and so much more! Take advantage of some down time and see what Pinterest can teach you!

6. Go to the mall!

Treat yourself! You don't even have to buy anything! Just getting out of the house and walking around is better than sitting at home!

7. Adult coloring books!

Adult coloring books are proven to be relaxing and calming. A lot of them come in themes such as nature, creativity, hidden words, and even Harry Potter! Everyone is bound to find one that appeals to them!

8. Pick up something you used to do as a kid!

My sister has started to make yarn friendship bracelets again. Bring back out the yarn, needle and thread for sewing or knitting, the Lite-Brite with the colored lights, or those little beads with the stencils that have to be pressed together with the iron and become a kid again. There is a certain thrill that comes with it.

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Forget The Beach, Do These Things Instead

These 25 thing won't break your bank this summer.


When you think of summertime you think of the beach. Going to the beach usually involves a lot of driving and necessary spending. These 25 activities are perfect for summer and will not break your bank.

1. Take A Walk.


As simple as it sounds, take a walk. Walk around your town or neighborhood; you'll be amazed at all of the little things you normally miss whenever you're driving by.

2. Have A Picnic.

Nothing says summer like a picnic. It can be at your local park or even in your backyard; just don't forget the watermelon!

3. Roast s'mores!


Everyone loves a good s'more, and the nostalgic smell of the campfire.

4. Make your own ice cream.

Ice cream is the perfect sweet treat to cool down on the hot summer day, but it can also break your budget. Homemade ice cream is fun, delicious, and will not hurt your wallet.

Here is a sweet recipe!

5. Blow bubbles.


I mean come on, who doesn't love blowing bubbles.

6. Watch the clouds


Whenever you're having a stressful or sad day grab a blanket and head outside and watch the clouds blow by. Make a game out of how many different shapes you can identify.

7. Pick some berries.


Find a local strawberry or blueberry field that allows customers to pick their own berries, it is a lot more fun than it sounds trust me.

8. Go to a minor league baseball game.

Hot dogs, ice cream, and fun memories are all to be had at a local baseball game.

9. Go to a parade.

Your town or a neighboring town most likely has a holiday parade on Memorial Day, 4th of July, or labor day. Go to these parades, you'll get to see all of the local youth organizations, support your community, and maybe even get some candy thrown your way.

10. Watch the fireworks.

Really watch the fireworks, don't try to take pictures that will come out blurry. Live in the moment.

11. Watch the sunrise

It may involve an earlier bedtime the night before, but it will be worth it.

12. Watch the sunset.

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13. Make a slip & slide


Tarp+water+soap=endless fun

14. Paint with bubbles.


This takes blowing bubbles to a whole new level. Add your favorite colors of food coloring to your bubbles grab a piece of paper and blow onto the paper; you'll come away with a masterpiece.

15. Make a bird feeder.

Give back to mother nature by building a bird feeder.

16. Catch lightning bugs.



17. Build a fort.


Let's be real, everybody loves a good fort.

18. Tye-Dye something.

Shirt, socks, blankets, it doesn't matter what it is as long as you have fun.

19. Read.


Go to a local bookstore, run your fingers along the spines of all the books and pick the one that calls to you.

20. Color with chalk.


Unleash your inner artist on your driveway and/or sidewalk.

21. Pick up litter.

Go outside and help clean mother earth, it will not only benefit you but everybody around you as well.

22. Have an absolutely epic water gun battle.

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Grab your friend, enemy, kid, neighbor, parents, whoever you can find and challenge them to a water gun battle.

23. Go camping.

Get back into nature in your backyard, or at a free campsite.

24. Volunteer.


Many of us have extra time in the summer so volunteer your time in your community!

(Dog walking at the local animal shelter is always a great choice)

25. Find joy.


Find what makes you happy, and never stop doing it.

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