What do you do when you’re bored? If you’re like most of us, it’s probably scrolling through Instagram or Twitter looking for things to entertain you. But that gets old pretty fast, doesn’t it? Luckily, we’ve got some ideas for how to pass the time on your smartphone—without being stuck in front of a screen!
Socialize Virtually with Your Friends and Family
One of the easiest ways to pass the time on your phone is by socializing with friends and family. The most obvious way to do this is through social media, but video chat apps like Skype or FaceTime are great too. If you’re feeling extra creative, try making a video of yourself doing anything from reading a book to playing an instrument.
If you are not a fan of video chat, try texting instead! Send the latest memes to your friends, dish out the latest hot gossip on celebrities or maybe vent out your feelings. The possibilities are endless!
Make a TikTok
TikTok is a fun way to make your own videos and share them with friends. Whether it’s lip-syncing to your favorite music or showing off your dancing skills, the platform has something for everyone! The app is mainly popular for its trends and challenges. Invite your friends over, choose your favorite trends and spend the day practicing the latest dance moves!
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to pass the time, consider playing games on your phone. You can play them with your friends, family members and even yourself! There are many different kinds of games out there, so you’ll have no shortage of options when it comes to finding something that works best for you. If you have always been an avid solitaire fan, now is the time to host a virtual party with your friends! Host a fun game from the comfort of your own home without having to worry about a curfew.
Organize Your Apps
Instead of simply scrolling through your app drawer and randomly opening apps, think about how you use your phone and group the apps accordingly. For example, if you’re a frequent user of the camera app, put it somewhere where it’s easy to find. You can organize by category (games versus productivity apps) or frequency of use.
Make a Playlist
The great thing is that you can make playlists on your phone and listen to them while you’re on the go or relaxing at home. If you want to make a playlist with your favorite songs, here are some tips:
- Include songs from different genres (rock, rap, pop). It’s best if there is variety in the music, so it keeps things interesting as it plays.
- Use song titles that reflect different moods or emotions that go along with what’s happening in your life right now (e.g., happy vs. sad).
Plan You Next (Real or Imaginary) Vacation
Planning a vacation is an activity that many people enjoy. If you’re one of those people, there are several ways to do it virtually on your phone. You can plan the vacation with friends, family, or even yourself. It doesn’t matter if you like all-inclusive resorts or backpacking in Europe—if you want to plan a trip, there are apps for it!
Probably the most old-fashioned way to spend time on your phone is window shopping. Check out apps that will help you shop virtually by letting you know what’s in season and trending, giving you ideas for your wardrobe or home decor. And hey—you never know when a great idea might emerge from one of these apps! If you’re on a budget, we suggest you set a limit on your credit card right now!
Catch Up on Celebrity Gossip
Celebrity gossip is a form of entertainment that regularly features their activities and lives. In the past, celebrity gossip was usually limited to print media such as newspapers and magazines. Today you can easily find it online.
No matter what form it takes—whether it’s an online article or a video on YouTube—celebrity gossip is an excellent way to pass some time while you wait for an appointment or other event. And because so many different people could qualify for “celebrity” status these days (the number has grown dramatically), there’s always something new happening in this world that will pique your interest.
If your go-to response is scrolling through social media mindlessly whenever you’re bored, now is the time you realize the potential your phone has to offer! Download apps that will help you stay connected with friends, notify you about the latest trends, and let you play virtual games! The best part is that you don’t have to spend a single dime, as you can always find a free app.