Things To Do When You’re Bored At Night (That Don’t Involve Screens or TV)

Being productive can be incredibly exhausting. The 8, 9, or even 10 hour days we often end up working- we undeniably work a lot and most of us feel so busy (all the time!) and somehow we still can find ourselves at the end of the day feeling, shockingly, bored. We’ve been compiling a list of things to do when bored at night so hopefully you don’t end up zoning out in front of the TV because there’s nothing better to do.

After powering down the computer on a night with no plans, I often find myself looking for something mood-boosting to do. Instead of immediately reaching for our screens again (no judgment, we’re all guilty of the mindless social media scroll or zoning out to endless episodes of a show) sometimes, it’s nice to spend our evening in a different way.

Whether it’s something thoughtful for someone else, gets your creative juices flowing, or actually is productive and knocks out a lingering task on your to-do list, we rounded up 58 ideas to do at night that will leave you feeling refreshed and kick your boredom to the curb.

Something to take care of you

  • Give your nails some love
  • Give yourself an at-home facial
  • Practice saying no
  • Unroll your yoga mat
  • Go on a walk
  • Take care of your scalp
  • Exfoliate your body
  • Look back and think about the ways you’ve grown
  • Warm up your complexion
  • Try out lymphatic massage
  • Dream about a new haircut
  • Take a detox bath

Something chill

  • Watch a 90s movie
  • Online shop for this season’s trendiest shoes
  • Browse listings looking for your dream house
  • Put together a puzzle
  • Dock your tech
  • Stock up on sunscreen
  • Hide a few little love notes
  • Upgrade your summer loungewear game
  • Send a handwritten note
  • Listen to some music
  • Play a game
  • Call your mom
  • Make a gratitude list

Something Productive

  • Clean out your fridge
  • Swap your products for cleaner ones
  • Spend some quality time with your calendar
  • Get your mending kit out
  • Update your resume
  • Organize your closet
  • Purge your beauty products
  • Clean out your purse
  • Delete old screenshots on your phone
  • Clean one small thing
  • Check in on your finances
  • Unsubscribe from mailing lists

Something Creative

  • Write a haiku
  • Dance
  • Upgrade your home with some vintage decor
  • Plan a dinner party
  • Tweak a t-shirt that isn’t quite right
  • Make some DIY flower-pressed art
  • Get out your paintbrushes
  • Take a virtual class

Something Delicious

  • Try to re-create your favorite restaurant meal
  • Meal plan for the week
  • Plan your breakfast for tomorrow
  • Perfect your go-to cocktail
  • Pickle some vegetables
  • Make the most delicious blueberry muffin
  • Cook something from a physical cookbook
  • Bake something delicious
  • Make yourself a snack board
  • Make a reservation at a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try
  • Take an online wine class
  • Brew up a cup of tasty tea

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