21 Creative Things to Do Online When Bored

How many times have you been stuck on a problem and then realized the solution when you were walking, thinking about something else?

There are many creative things to do online and it’s much better than staring at your screen scrolling through pictures of someone else’s life or watching videos.

Here are some super creative things you can do online


I love writing and I truly believe that everyone can write. You can start by writing a journal entry every day, which is one of the best habits you can have.

Then, why not go further and share your thoughts with others? You can create a blog or use Medium to share your ideas.

Practice your handwriting

Practice your handwriting by writing out quotes in your favorite font, or learn calligraphy online.

Write stories or poetry

You can write stories or poetry and share them with the world through websites like Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers.

Write reviews for your favorite books or movies

Tell others about your favorite books and movies by writing reviews on Goodreads (for books) and IMDb (for movies). Share what you liked about a particular book or movie and why others should read it/watch it.

Play games

There are tons of games online, from Flash to Facebook. Interested in a particular game? Search it out and see if you can play it on the Web.


Online shopping is all the rage because it’s so easy. Amazon, eBay, Etsy — you name it. You can even buy stuff locally by searching the Web first.

Watch videos

YouTube is the most popular site for watching videos online, but there are other sites that offer free TV shows and movies as well.

Do research

The Internet is a great resource for doing research on almost anything — check out Wikipedia or other sites to find what you need.

Read news and magazines

Many newspapers and magazines have an online version where readers can read articles for free — Google them and see what you find.

Meet new people and chat with friends

Facebook, Twitter, MySpace., LinkedIn — are all great places to meet new people or chat with existing friends.

Try meditation or mindfulness exercises

Mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can be especially useful during this time of crisis when our mental health may be challenged by being confined indoors and worrying about the coronavirus outbreak. 

There are several apps available that offer mindfulness exercises, including Headspace and Calm. 

If you prefer not to download an app, try searching “mindfulness exercises” on YouTube — there are countless videos

Explore new recipes

Experimenting with new recipes is a great way to pass the time at home. Check out these food blogs and recipe sites for inspiration.

Watch a live concert online

Get your fill of live music with some of these free live concerts you can stream online, featuring shows from John Legend, Alanis Morissette, and more.

Take a virtual museum tour

If you love art, but are stuck at home and can’t visit a museum, then you might be happy to hear that there are hundreds of museums offering virtual tours.

Sign up for an online cooking class

Now is the perfect time to learn how to cook as professionals do! You can take online cooking classes from your favorite chefs, or even sign up for an online course. There are plenty of cooking courses for all skill levels to learn just about any type of cuisine.

Start a YouTube channel

YouTube is one of the largest social media platforms in the world with more than 2 billion monthly users. If you have something valuable to share with others, YouTube is a great place to start growing an audience.

Create a forum

A forum is a place where people can meet to discuss topics or interests. You can set up a forum for almost anything. Your forum’s main page will display all the most recent activity, but users can also view an individual topic, which will show all posts related to that topic (in chronological order).

Set up a subreddit

If you’re interested in creating an online community on Reddit, consider setting up a subreddit. 

You can add “subreddits” about anything, and they will be live as soon as your post goes live. 

Readers then subscribe to your subreddit to get updates on new posts within the community.

DIY items

I know now this is not something new but there are some nice things that you can find on the internet. There are a lot of websites that provide DIY tips on how to make beautiful items from scratch or from items that you already have at home.

Magic Tricks

Have you ever wanted to learn some magic tricks? There are a lot of tutorials online for you to learn and master your skills. You can also have fun with friends by showing them your new skills.

Fun Games to play

There are millions of games available online which is great if you want to kill some time. Most of the games are free and they don’t require any installation.

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