Sixteen Things To Do When You’re Bored

to do if you're bored

Watch as Stevie Nicks is more awesome than us all in this 1981 demo of Wild Heart.  Gah!  Sing my life why don’t you!? SING!

Read this smart writing on blogging by Helen Jane.

Listen to a Podcast.  I have one you might like.  It’s called the Joy the Baker Podcast with my friend Tracy from Shutterbean.  It’s not a big deal… but it kinda is.

Put a bunch of weird stuff on Etsy.  I’m smitten with this print.

Thought Catalog.  Get obsessed.  It’s full of thoughtful articles like this one:  I’m Sick of Summer.  The thoughts and opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily express the true feelings of the linker.

to do if you're bored

How about a henna tattoo?

Separate M&Ms by color and plow through… well, eat them all.

Tromp around the house speaking like Julia Child for an hour. It’s like the weirdest ab workout ever.  It’s cool.  No one is watching.

to do if you're bored

Take pictures of your grumpy cat and then surround that picture in little colored hearts using the Picfx app.


Go steal a stuffed grape leaf from the Whole Foods salad bar.  Not that I’ve ever done this… I’ve just heard from people that it’s delicious (despite being illegal).

to do if you're bored

Put something in the oven.  Next week:  Roasted Plums.

Google image search cellphone pictures of Natalie Portman’s wedding… or whatever.  I mean, it’s not like I’ve done that or anything.

Flip through a copy of the new issue of Got a Girl Crush.  It’s an awesome look at awesome ladies (just like us!).  It’s inspired and divine (just like us!).  It’s beautifully put together (just like us!). ps.  if you don’t want to splurge for a hard copy, you can flip through a free pdf.

to do if you're bored

Make a dance video for your best friend.  Yes, that’s me.  No there’s no link to the video.  I’m not ready for that sort of exposure just yet.  Too soon.

Lather.  Rinse.  Repeat with the Stevie Nicks…. because we’re OBSESSED.

93 thoughts on “Sixteen Things To Do When You’re Bored

  1. I’m so in love with the Stevie video. She’s so beautiful! Reminds me of being a kid and my mom playing her on repeat. Thank you so much for sharing. It made my day <3

  2. These sound like marvelously fun things to do. Except for the dance video. I’m so bad at dancing I can’t even watch myself xD I do love your dress though. It’s really pretty <3

  3. Joy, I really needed the link from Helen Jane this week, as I’m in the midst of a little “blog angst” right now. Thank you for posting it. Coincidence or not…

  4. You started and ended with the awesome Stevie Nicks…Stevie bookends. Now can we be best friends? Okay, thanks. That video was a delight.

  5. i just had a work meltdown and burst into tears. you just put a smile back on my face.

    I love your dress – so pretty!

  6. Hi Joy!
    I don’t know how I stumbled across Joy The Baker but I have never been more happier.
    I would so totally make hearts if I had a grumpy cat. Maybe polka dots too :)

  7. I am totally not admitting to the Natalie Portman thing because I would feel guilty seeing as most of the pics look like they’re taken through trees.

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