31 Excellent Things to Do When You're Bored
Next to heart disease, boredom is the leading cause of preventable death in America. That's a fact.* In an effort to alleviate this scourge, we've cobbled together a comprehensive list of things to do when you're bored, whether you're in the office, at home, or on a bus (back to the office).
Get your DIY on
You can totally build your own bar cart.
Read a funny story
Like these truly bizarre restaurant tales.
Clean your phone
Literally -- that iPhone is actually super dirty.
Plan your next vacation
We hear the Caribbean is lovely this time of year.
Try an adult coloring book
They're great when you're stressed out.
Train for Jeopardy
Sporcle's trivia quizzes are a great place to start.
Do some laundry
But try to avoid these mistakes.
Practice drinking games
Beer pong is a game of skill. Learn it. Master it.
Change your ringtone
Better yet, make one yourself.
Download a few mobile games
We've laid out the best ones you can play.
Men do it, women do it -- we all do it, so why not join the party?
Look for a new job
We hear Thrillist might be hiring!
Delete your browser history
Because no one needs to know you're looking for a new job.
Download mindless apps
Here are some of the best time-wasters for your phone.
Watch a quick funny video
These are all under a minute, and they're hilarious.
Cruise some dating apps
Make sure your profile picture isn't blowing your chances.
OUT & ABOUT
Go see a movie
A list of the best movies of the year should help.
Trust us, you'll feel great.
Visit a park
There's a reason the National Parks are America's best idea.
Take a huge dump
In one of the best public bathrooms in America.
Eat a freaking Big Mac
And live a long-ass life.
If you've reached the end of this list and you're still bored, here's one more: Scroll all the way up and read it again.
Eric Vilas-Boas is an editor for Thrillist, and has learned time and again that boredom is the forge of creativity. Follow him on Twitter @e_vb_