Publication date October 31, 2023
Feeling Bored on the Phone? Here are some fun things to do
Imagine yourself in an Uber waiting to reach your destination but now you are stuck in traffic, what is the first thing you will do?
Many of us may say, that we will think about something productive for us, but do we actually do that?
If we are being honest, we will realize that we often end up pulling out our phones from our purses and randomly opening social media to scroll through a variety of things until we are feeling bored.
There are multiple things to do when you are bored on the phone, some of them are entertaining and fun such as games to play over text while others are more useful and productive.
On that note here are some of the fun as well as useful things to do on the phone when you are bored:
1. Listen to Music
Listening to music is one of the best ways to entertain yourself when you are feeling bored on the phone.
For many of us, listening to music can be therapeutic as well. Today, there is a wide range of songs and music available to choose from.
All you need to do is choose a song according to your mood and it will uplift your mood.
Or in case you have a bad day, you can cheer yourself up with some exciting pop songs, or are you feeling stressed? Cry it out, with some sad songs on Spotify to soothe yourself.
As people have said, we tend to attach memories to songs, so you can also simply relive the moments through your favorite songs.
2. Play games
There are endless fun games to play when you are bored! Playing games can be so much fun as it excites us with different characters, levels, and rewards.
Candy Crush Soda much like the original Candy Crush is a classic match-three game, but in this version you will find a ton more levels.
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It has new and interesting features and a bunch of puzzles that will keep you occupied in a waiting room and in your Uber, without making you feel bored.
Aside from this exciting game, there are also a bunch of other games to play when bored. Such as online games chatting and Subway Surfers.
If you have already played Temple Run then you will realize that Subway Surfers has the same concept.
But in Subway Surfers, there are additional things like hoverboards and jetpacks, which can help you escape from the security guard (game character) who is trying to track the main character down.
Along the way, you can collect coins and other collectibles. If you connect to Facebook, you can play against your friend's high scores, which is also a great feature.
Additionally, you can also unlock different characters and different hoverboards as well.
3. Watch a movie that you always wanted to
You can find yourself in a completely new world of love, fantasy, action, comedy, and thriller with just a few clicks on your phone.
Watching a movie that you always wanted to watch can be another fun thing to do when you are bored on the phone.
Taking time for yourself is an essential part of self-love and you can treat yourself to the movie you always wanted to watch. By watching a movie, you will not only kill the boredom but also it will offer you new perspectives and learnings.
4. Call your loved ones
We are often so busy in the hustle and bustle of our lives, that we forget how important it is to be connected to our loved ones.
From making morning breakfast to working several hours straight, there is always so much to do.
But because of our phone, and its availability to contact anyone, anywhere, and at any time, even if we are so far from our loved ones, we are still so close!
So if you have such easy access to call your favorite people, then why not? Make use of your phone to let people know how much you love them and how much you miss them.
5. Browse E-commerce Store
Got nothing to do? Well, maybe it's time to shop for a new dress or maybe an electronic gadget, or if you are an artistic person then maybe some home decor stuff.
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You can browse through all popular e-commerce stores such as Amazon and Walmart to compare the prices of the product you want to purchase and grab the best deal.
6. Read some books on Your Phone
If you are a book lover, but struggling to find some time from your busy schedule to read one, then this is the perfect time!
If your phone is of sufficient size then you can definitely read books when you are feeling bored on the phone.
You can download books on your phone easily from many platforms or you can
also read through any PDF reading app or read on Kindle.
For the times when you forgot to carry the physical book that you were planning to read while traveling, it’s great to read that book on your phone.
Also, if you are reading books on your phone, then you don’t need to carry the extra weight of physical books.
7. Learn a new language
It’s time to throw that boring textbook of English to French out of the window. Because we live in the times, where learning something new can be so much interesting.
If you are stuck in traffic or waiting for your number to come for a doctor's appointment, pull out your phone from your bag and learn a brand new language through new exciting apps.
These apps come with multiple fun activities and learning exercises, so why feel bored on the phone, if you can master a new language?
The Final Thoughts
Hopefully, the above-given list of fun and useful activities to do when you are feeling bored on the phone was helpful for you. So now just pick an activity as per your preferences and beat the boredom effectively.