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17 Things To Do When You Are Bored Out Of Your Mind

Things to do offline. Remember your brain ... before the internet?

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1. Become obsessed with a paint-by-numbers masterpiece.

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They're usually only $10-$15 per kit, providing hours, nay, DAYS of obsessive entertainment.

3. Send your long-distance friends surprise postcards.

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Snail mail! It's coming back and going to be a thing. Spend an afternoon at antique stores hunting down vintage postcards, or find the cheesiest ones possible and send them off to friends. You'll feel good about yourself.

5. Do a puzzle.

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Why? Because you forgot how awesome puzzles are. And they use a different part of your brain.

6. Attempt some intricate nail art.

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Requires immense concentration. Guaranteed boredom buster.

8. Start a vinyl collection, if you haven't already.

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Records make you cool. Also, hunting down used, super cheap ones at your local record shop or at a flea market will become your new hobby.

11. Re-arrange all your books.

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By color, perhaps? Or what about by genre? Or by books you've read vs. books you have yet to read? Books are your friend.

13. Get into origami.

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Another activity that requires thought, analysis, and creativity. Once you master the basics, try something even cooler, like one of the tutorials from Star Wars Origami.

17. Get into list-making.

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It's the most satisfying activity yet. There's the classic to-do list. But then there are the aspirational lists — things you want for yourself, for your home, for your pets. You could even keep a list of activities to do when you are bored.