Creative Things to Do When Bored (5 Easy Steps)

Nobody likes being bored. And if you’re like me, you tend to either spend lots of money or follow completely wasteful pursuits like binge watching cat videos when you’re bored. I have good news. With just a 15 minute initial investment and $5 you can crank up your creativity and turn a bored afternoon or evening into an awesome afternoon or evening packed full of creativity!

Here’s What You Will Need

  • Pencil, paper, or computer to write with (you can use another medium if you have that available)
  • A High Quality Endless Beautiful Session from our store
  • Speakers, a cellphone, or some other device to play the session
  • Friends or family if you have them around (anybody can do this and it’s more fun if they do)
  • A willingness to turn your boredom into an awesomely creative and productive time

How does this help me not be bored?

Right. I didn’t just give you a random list of tasks. We have a method to our madness. Specifically, we have the Endless Beautiful Method! Our sessions are 15 minutes long, and they are comprised of a bunch of sounds that Carolyn and I have recorded. No recording is ever used twice in our sessions. Sessions generally have at least 7 sounds and can have up to 15 sounds. You know, so you don’t get bored!

How does this help me be creative?

You listen to the session and write at the same time. The only rule here is that you don’t stop creating until the end of the session. You can write a story, a poem, journal, try to come up with memories, brainstorm ideas. You can do many things. Many first time users of Endless Beautiful report that it is surprisingly easy to get the creative juices flowing with our method!

Any tips for getting the most out of this?

Sure! I recommend that you don’t just try to identify what the sounds are when you listen to them. You can do that, but you can also do so much more! We purposely include a rich tapestry of different recordings, many of them featuring things going on in the background, to promote as much creativity as possible. What one person takes from a recording will be completely different with the next person.

Just start writing. We specifically use sound to give you a lot a mental space to process your own thoughts. Feel free to weave you way in and out of the recordings. This isn’t a gameshow or a contest. The Endless Beautiful Method is a tool for you to maximize your creativity in whatever form it comes.

Start with memories if you or somebody that you are using the session with is still unsure of how to proceed. You have a bazillion memories stored away in your head, and if you have lived on Earth for more than a minute, you will be able to draw from your memories when you hear the sounds.

How does this help me not become bored again?

Chances are, after you finished using your first Endless Beautiful Session, you thought to yourself, “Wow, that wasn’t too bad.” Don’t worry we hear it all the time. You came up with some really interesting ideas.

You will get better. There will be less questions and clutter floating around in your mind the next time you use a session. You will be able to focus entirely on creating.

Here’s another important tip: Share what you came up with! If you did the workshop by yourself, call somebody up, or send somebody a message with what you came up with. It feels awesome! That’s another good thing about the session being 15 minutes long, you’re not asking someone to read your novel.

Ask Your Bored Friends to do Something Creative with You!

Like many things in life, Endless Beautiful is even better when you do it with friends and family. Heck, it’s really good to do with strangers too! Everyone listens to the session and writes or creates whatever they are working on at the same time. You then share what you came up with at the end. It is amazing to see all of the different ideas and creativity. Even though you just listened to the exact same thing.

Make a Routine to Fight Boredom and Promote Creativity

Pick at least one day out of the week to do use an Endless Beautiful Session. Like I said before, you will get better with more practice. Our minds need exercise in order to be healthy. Taking at least 15 minutes out of your week to do a workshop will do WONDERS for your brain. You will feel accomplished. If you’re using the journaling angle, you might get some tough stuff out on the page. If you’re sharing what you came up with (which you really should), you will feel good getting something creative out there.

That’s a lot of benefits right? And I’m being conservative here. You will probably find a lot more personal benefits beyond not being bored and promoting creativity. And let’s say you are doing 1 session a week at $5. That’s $20 a month. Which is super cheap for all of the benefits that you will be receiving. You probably spend more on coffees over a month. This will energize your mind even more! Not to mention the sessions are yours to keep and can be downloaded from your account at any time.

And don’t worry, it’s not like when you use a session, you can’t use it again. We purposely include a bunch of rich soundscapes in our High Quality Sessions so they can be used over and over again.

How to Keep the Creativity Going and Not Become Bored Down the Road

So you’ve started using the Endless Beautiful Method, and you want to keep it fresh. Fortunately, we release a new session every week. But what if you’re doing a workshop every 3 days or every day?

This is what I do.

I use a session at least once a week, but sometimes I might want to work on one every morning. At the time of this writing, there are 66 sessions in our library. Who knows how many are in there when you read this. Anyway, to mix it up, I use a random number generator.

Google has one built right in. I use the this one at random.org. For the max number, I put in however many sessions I have in my library. I happen to have all of them. You can have that problem too if you’d like ;P

Generate the number and use that session. I never do the same one twice, and this allows me to keep things fresh and random. It’s just an idea. You can throw a dart at a board or consult an oracle. The random number generator is easy though.

More Boredom Bashing Creativity Exercises

Maybe your friends aren’t really into art or writing. You can put a little bit of a gamifying twist on the workshop to make it more appealing to them (and hilarious). This is going to require a way to keep the time. It’s usually better with multiple sessions on hand.

In this example, we’re going to split the EB Workshop into smaller sections. 5 minutes, 4 minutes, 3 minutes, 2 minutes, and 1 minute. That adds up to 15 minutes just like a regular session does. Tell the group that the goal is to make a continuous narrative or poem, and that you want to follow the lead of the person that went before them.

Everybody starts with their paper or writing device of choice and writes for 5 minutes.

Stop the recording of the EB Session.

Now pass your paper or whatever you are working on to the next person. Either hit play on the same session or pick a different session and hit play. This time for 4 minutes. Stop. Pass. 3 minutes. Stop. Pass. Then 2 minutes. Stop. Pass. And finally 1 minute.

Everybody gets what they started writing back.

Were you able to stay on track? The results can be funny! It can also yield some really interesting and valuable results that you wouldn’t have come across by just trying to do everything by yourself.

Don’t Be Bored! Don’t Be Afraid of Creativity!

Endless Beautiful Sessions work for ANYBODY. I’m serious. You wouldn’t believe how many times I have had people tell me that they are not creative and then produce some amazing piece of writing.

It’s only 15 minutes, it’s inexpensive, it’s incredibly rewarding – I can go on and on about the benefits. What are you waiting for? Check out our library of EB Sessions and get started!

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