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25+ Fun Things to Do at Home Alone or When You’re Bored

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Need some fun things to do when you’re at home alone? Don’t just sit around bored, check out these interesting ideas. Whether it’s growing a veggie garden, getting crafty, or channeling your inner DIYer, there are plenty of ideas to test out. I give the gist below, but I have multiple ideas on the show for men and women.

In this episode of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, discover these exciting ideas to do at home.

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Today’s Everyday Bucket List Episode

I’m happy to share 25+ Fun Things to Do at Home When You’re Bored or Alone on the Everyday Bucket List Podcast!

Here’s What You’ll Learn About Fun Things to Do at Home When You’re Bored or Alone

If you’re scratching your head wondering:

  • The benefits of finding fun things to do (to make you happy)
  • What can we do at home alone? (Find fun things to do alone whether you’re outside or inside on the weekend or any day)
  • Popular things to do at home when bored

The benefits of finding fun things to do (to make you happy)

Research shows that having a hobby or something fun to look forward to can keep you from feeling down.

According to an article, there are many benefits to having hobbies.

Five Benefits of Having a Hobby


  • Push you to take time off
  • Allow you to clear your mind
  • Can improve your physical health
  • Could help you stretch yoursel
  • Can positively impact your career

I mention a separate study on the show to hopefully convince you to find fun things to do alone instead of just sitting around bored.

What can we do at home alone?

When you find yourself at home alone, there are plenty of things you can do to keep yourself entertained. Whether it’s a lazy weekend or you’re just feeling bored, here are some ideas to make the most of your time.

Remember, being at home alone doesn’t have to be boring – it can be an opportunity for self-care, relaxation, and personal growth!

Grow a vegetable garden

Growing a vegetable garden can be a fun and rewarding activity to do at home, especially when you’re looking for things to do alone. Not only does it provide a sense of accomplishment, but it also allows you to connect with nature and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labor.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of growing a vegetable garden is the opportunity to get your hands dirty and witness the growth process firsthand. From planting seeds or seedlings to nurturing them with water, sunlight, and care, every step along the way is filled with anticipation and excitement.

Try out a DIY project

Embarking on do-it-yourself (DIY) projects can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, especially when looking for fun things to do at home or when seeking activities to enjoy alone. The benefits of engaging in DIY projects are numerous and extend beyond the satisfaction of creating something with your own hands.

One of the key advantages of making DIY projects is the opportunity for self-expression and creativity. By taking on a project, you have the freedom to customize it according to your personal taste and style. Whether it’s painting, crafting, woodworking, or any other creative endeavor, you can infuse your unique personality into every aspect of the project. I list loads of ideas on this podcast episode.

Learn Photography and Videography

In today’s digital age, learning photography has become more accessible and rewarding than ever before. Whether you’re looking for fun things to do at home or searching for activities to enjoy alone, photography offers a multitude of benefits and opportunities.

First and foremost, photography allows you to capture moments and memories in a unique and creative way. With just a click of a button, you can freeze time and preserve special moments forever. This not only provides a sense of accomplishment but also allows you to share your perspective with others.

Popular Things to Do at Home When Bored

These ideas are from Statista.com. They are in addition to the information on the show. Here are some of the most popular activities in the U.S. as of March 2023.

  • Baking
  • Reading
  • Videogaming
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Card games
  • Playing sports
  • Fitness
  • Meditation
  • Making music
  • Writing

Conclusion for Fun Things to Do at Home Alone or When You’re Bored

In conclusion, there possibilities are endless when you’re looking for fun things to do when alone or bored at home. From growing a garden to DIY projects, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So make the most of you’re time alone.

If you’re planning to try out one of these ideas, I’d love to hear about it. Send me a message on Twitter @KarenCordaway. If you still find it hard to connect the dots with your bucket list, get a copy of The Everyday Bucket List Book!

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