What Can You Do When You’re Bored Online?

What Can You Do When You're Bored Online?

The online world is vast, and there are all kinds of things you can get up to whilst you’re logged on. However, because you’re spoiled for choice, you can get a bit bored from time to time too! And when you’ve already completed all of the games you’ve bought for your new switch console, you might just be sitting there twiddling your thumbs for the next few hours. 

So, instead of sitting there in your boredom, and passing back and forth between the same 3 or 4 apps on your phone for the rest of the evening, let’s look at some viable options for entertainment in the online world. A lot of websites exist out there, and taking a look through even a tiny portion of them might help you come up with a new hobby! 

What Can You Do When You're Bored Online?
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Settle Down to Read Something Interesting

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Reading is something we do a lot of when using the internet. There’s a lot of content posted every single day, across news sites and regular blogs, and depending on what you follow, you’re probably consuming the written word for at least 12 hours per day! 

So why not take this a step further? Settle into the wikipedia rabbit hole and go on an infomanic episode of learning something completely random and new. Or use the ‘TIL’ website to discover things you’ve probably never heard of before, or never thought possible in the first place. 

Try Out a Gaming Site

There are all kinds of games online, and when you’ve got an updated flash player, and a proper internet speed behind you, you’ll be able to access the best of them. And when you’re bored and got some time to kill with the internet in front of you, why not log on to flash player or java sites to have a laugh? 

If you like mysteries, you can find point and click hidden object games online. If you’re into shooters, you’ll be able to find a Call of Duty clone somewhere around the internet. And if you’re a sporty person, you could turn to motorcycle games to keep you entertained for a while. 

Sign Up to Learn Something

If you’ve got some real time to kill, like an hour or two in the evening before heading out or heading to bed, why not sign up to learn something new? There are all kinds of free courses on the internet, and if you pay a bit of money at the end of the course, you can even receive an official certificate in the mail.  

No matter what you’re into, whether it be knitting and crocheting or learning how to code your very own video game, you’ll be able to find something online to get you started.

Being bored is an unfortunate part of the human condition, but there are a lot of things you can do to stave it off when you have access to the internet. Simply, don’t let this connection go to waste!


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Written by Markus Castro

A cat person by day and a writer by night. He loves to travel to his favorite destinations in Southeast Asia.

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