How Tech Can Help You Kill Boredom

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There’s nothing worse than boredom. Whether you’re waiting for something to happen or you just can’t find anything to do, it can send you spiraling pretty quickly. However, boredom was much worse before the technological revolution. Tech can really help you kill boredom, and here’s how.

Watch videos online

Back in the day, you had the choice of a couple of channels on the TV. Now, you can watch a video on almost any topic instantly. This is one of the most powerful ways that tech can help you kill boredom. Pick something that you’re interested in, and you can bet that there are thousands of different videos to pick from. YouTube is the biggest and most extensive video platform, but there are other platforms worth checking out, like Vimeo and Dailymotion.

Play games with your friends

Technology can bring people together. When you’re bored, you can connect with friends from across the world and even play online games together. Check out these three games you can play with your friends. Alternatively, you can play online games using a console like a PS5 or Xbox Series X.

Listen to podcasts

If you don’t like watching videos or playing online games, you should try listening to a podcast. In the last decade, podcasts have gone from a small niche industry to a multi-billion dollar machine. You can find a podcast on pretty much any topic in the world. Some of the most popular podcasts in the world are made by professional comedians and true-crime experts.

Learn a hobby or skill

You can learn pretty much any hobby or skill using the internet. Want to learn guitar? You can find everything you need to know on YouTube. Want to start training for a new career? You can study for a degree online without even visiting a university. This is a great way to kill time when you’re bored.

Start a blog

Starting a blog is a great way to kill time when you’re bored. If you feel like you have something to say, you can start writing about it online. From travel blogs to product review blogs, there are thousands of blogs that you could emulate. Some people manage to monetize blogs by advertising products and services. You can make a lot of money if you have a big enough audience.

Do some online window shopping

Window-shopping is one of the best ways to kill time. Walking around, staring in windows, and dreaming of owning things you can’t afford. Well, if you can’t actually find the energy to get up and go shopping, you can do it online. Most online marketplaces - like Amazon and eBay - provide the option to create a wish list of the products you want to buy.

Explore Reddit

If you’re bored, Reddit is the best place for you. This amazing website started in 2005 and has grown to be the antithesis of standard social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. You can find a ‘subreddit’ about pretty much any topic in the world. Plus, there is a community of people on Reddit that police the site and call out any bad behavior. It’s a fascinating website that manages to be both depraved and wholesome.