Random Crazy Cool things to do when you’re Bored
Below is a list of the random things I have tried over the years that I found fun and exciting. They are all things you could do in one day and are affordable to try less than $200. Consider giving one of them a try this weekend.
Unleash your inner archer by going to your local archery range. This activity is good because generally the cost to go to an archery range and rent a simple bow and arrow is low. Looking at local ranges prices range around $20-$30 The instruction won’t take all that long. They will teach you how to shoot and tell you the rules of the range. So don’t be worried if you have no experience with archery.
2. Climbing/ Ninja warrior training
The ninja warrior TV show has taken off. It is tempting to watch the competitors and say I can do better then them, but doing it is another thing. Going to your local ninja warrior training gym is a great place to test your strength and climbing ability. If you don’t have a ninja warrior training gym in your area looking for a climbing gym is a fun alternative.
3. Take a flight lesson
Ever wonder what it would be like to fly? Taking an introductory flight lesson is a great way to learn what being a pilot is like. Any local small airport usually has a flight training school. You need to find the local flight school and ask them if you can take an intro flight lesson. Some schools will offer these for a discount. Costs will be around $80-$150 for instructor and plane for an hour, but the experience is worth the expense.
4. Blowing Glass
Look up your local glass blowing facility. I found a Groupon for an intro class in my city. The instructor was fun and I created a nice glass bowl for the kitchen. Costs can vary, but getting a group to go together to learn can reduce the cost.
5. Float in a float tank
If you are feeling stressed out and are looking for something different than a massage floating might be good for you. I describe my experience floating in this Post. You are floating in body temperature water in a tank where you can’t see or hear anything. The water has a ton of Epsom salt so you float on the top. It is relaxing and is a great place to take some time to think.
6. Learn an instrument
There are tons of free music lessons on the internet that learning an instrument is easier than ever. A simple instrument to get you started is all you need. Guitar is the most common instrument to learn and you can buy used guitars for around $100-$300. Currently I play guitar and it was a challenge starting out but after you get past the learning curve it will be one of the most enjoyable activities you can do at home.
7. Learn to juggle
A couple of years ago I found some juggling balls. I decided to learn to juggle. I practiced about 15 minutes a day for 2 weeks and now I can juggle. It is frustrating in the beginning because you drop the balls a million times, but once you have mastered the skill it is fun. This is a great way to increase your hand eye coordination and only cost is getting 3 juggling balls.
8. Learn to cook something new
This can be fun and will improve your life with every new thing you learn to cook. I did the lessons in the 4 hour chef book The food I learned to cook to this day a few of the dishes I still cook regularly. The cost is buying the food in the recipe you want to learn and any cooking tools you will need.
9. Play a sport
Playing sports is fun and you get free exercise while playing. If you have a sport you like to play frequently you could find a group that plays on a regular basis. There are also rec leagues or tournaments you can sign up for. Joining a league can be a great way to meet new people as well if you don’t sign up with friends. Also if you don’t like sports you could do other athletic things such as training to run a marathon, crossfit, gymnastics, or anything to get your body moving.
Reading expands your knowledge and vocabulary. My reading routine is important to me it helps me wind down in the evening by reading until I am tired.