When you are bored, do you head to the Internet? There are tons of things you can do online to keep yourself occupied, whether you just have a few minutes or a few hours. Here are some of the best ways to stay entertained online. They may appear to be time wasters, but they definitely bring relaxation and relive stress and a few hours or minutes will not hurt your productivity too much.
Best Ways to Stay Entertained Online
Stumble on Stumbleupon
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When you sign up for Stumbleupon, you select some of your interests. Based on these, you’ll be shown random pages (by clicking on the addictive stumble button) that you should find interesting. The great thing is that you can easily tailor what you see based on your preferences. You can spend hours going through infographics, articles, and more. Give them a thumbs up to say you want more like this, a thumbs down to say you don’t like things like this, or continue on without a vote either way.
There are many places online that you can stream movies and television shows. Some of these are free, while others have a monthly subscription cost. If you’re already an Amazon Prime member, part of the benefit of the membership is the ability to stream a variety of movies and tv shows to your computer or other device.
Other paid services include Hulu+ and Netflix. If you’re looking for free streaming, consider Hulu or Crackle. Streaming movies can be bandwidth intensive though, so you’ll want to check out your ISP’s FAQ section — hughesnet information, for example, if you have Hugesnet — to confirm your plan is fast enough.
Decide on Dinner
Do you know what you’re making for dinner tonight? How about for the rest of the week? If you’ve got some time to waste, spend it productively deciding on menus and even learning new recipes. This is a great way to expand your dinner repertoire. If you’re planning to entertain, finding great new recipes online is a great way to impress your guests.
Learn a Language
There are a lot of websites out there that can help you learn a new language. One of the most fun and addictive options is Duolingo. Here, you can learn a variety of languages. They have gamified the idea of learning a language, making it both a fun and worthwhile process. You can work on vocabulary skills, translation, and more. One of the great things about Duolingo is that you don’t have to worry about sinking a ton of time into it all at once.
Create a Comic
With sites like Stripgenerator, you can combine your boredom and your creativity. Here, you can create a comic strip. It’s quick and easy, and doesn’t take a lot of design skill. Have some funny work antics you want to get out there? Put it in comic form and let the world laugh.
Laugh and Commiserate with Others
Let’s be honest — one of the best parts of surfing the Internet is spending time seeing what crazy things people are doing. There are tons of sites that will amuse you, from FMyLife to FailBlog, and even ClientsFromHell. Each of these have user-submitted items that will have you laughing, shaking your head, and in some cases cringing.
With so many options, you will be entertained enough. All these ideas are useless if you don’t have a good Wi-Fi connection. So be sure to get a good provider to avoid frustration and engage in hours of uninterrupted entertainment.
- Psychcentral: Web surfing at work helps you be more productive
- Techworthy: Fantastic websites that help pass time
- Makeuseof: 7 things to do online when you’re bored