You might not realize this, but even the busiest of people can feel bored sometimes. It’s totally normal! Did you also know that boredom can actually enhance your creative juices? Because it can! But not if you just sit there, bored. No, the key to creativity is engaging in activities that inspire you.
Inspiration is individual, of course, and you might feel stumped on what, exactly, inspires you. As always, we at Goodly are here to help! We’ve got tons of ways to occupy and use that bored mind of yours. Time to get creative — with our top five boredom-fighting, creativity-enhancing gifts!
Pretty as a picture, the geometric shapes alone on this gorgeous chalk set are sure to inspire your creative juices. Even better, all you need to start drawing is a sidewalk or driveway! Create flowers, sunsets, anything you like, large or small. Prefer straight lines? Make a hopscotch course and get to jumping!
Drawing + Painting Options
A blank canvas and a lovely watercolor set sound like a fun boredom buster! Paint from what you see around you, a nice memory, or even abstract shapes and designs. Watercolor is a super-forgiving medium, ideal for beginners and advanced painters alike. If you need a little more help with subject matter, try a book like 642 Tiny Things To Draw. It’s full of drawing prompts sure to spark creativity and shove boredom to a corner.
Now, if you’re not much of an artist but would like to be, we can help there too, with lovely paint by number kits. With some guidance you can create your own Andy Warhol or Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece!
Journals + Pen Sets
OK, maybe you live in an apartment with no chalk-friendly surfaces nearby, or maybe drawing’s just not your thing. We don’t judge — some of us here at Goodly can’t even draw stick people, so of course we’ve got other creative options! Use our luxe journals and pen sets to write down your thoughts. You might also try poetry (it doesn’t have to rhyme, you know!), haiku or even short stories. Nobody ever reads a first draft except you, so jump in with both feet! You’d be surprised at the many places a bored mind can take you.
Sometimes, you’re bored and don’t want to have to use your imagination. Not to draw or create new worlds, at least, because that’s kinda hard! We understand how you feel and definitely think you should give puzzles a whirl! They’re all but guaranteed to use your brain and make the time fly by. Some of our fun puzzles are sold as kits, designed so that you can hang your boredom-buster on the wall when you’re done!
Anywhere Travel Guide
We bet some fresh air would help with your boredom, but why leave anything to chance? Take a look at this super fun box of outdoor adventure! Each card inside offers an adventure prompt that encourages you to discover a new experience — in familiar places as well as brand-new ones. An example? “Write down what you like about your city on a small piece of paper. Leave it where someone else will find it later.” This tiny deck sounds like a big recipe for stopping boredom in its tracks!
If You've Got Someone To Be Bored With
If you’re bored with somebody else, we suppose you could argue about what to watch next on Netflix, but we think games are a lot more fun. And have we got games for you! If you’re looking for an ancient game that’s as fun to learn as it is difficult to master, then Say Yes to the Chess. This fun set is perfect for travel and even comes with an instruction book, making it ideal for chess players of every level.
Looking for something a little less demanding? If you like dice games, try That’s How We Roll, or It’s In The Cards if cards are more your flavor. Both boxed sets contain loads of different games, instructions, and even scorecards to keep track of who’s winning! Bye-bye, boredom!
It’s been said that the only true cure for boredom is curiosity. One thing to keep in mind: There is no cure for curiosity. Of course, we here at Goodly think that’s a good thing, partly we are the curious types ourselves, but also because we’ve got tons of items to stoke your curiosity!Shop Now!