It is easy to get a bit bored at various points in the day and that is when you might turn to your phone to find something to entertain you.
There are some tried and tested old-fashioned forms of entertainment that have had a bit of an upgrade and some new ideas that are worth a try, so you won’t be bored for long.
Here are some suggestions to keep you occupied and give you inspiration when boredom is creeping up on you, including some favorite childhood activities that have been updated into apps, a simple but addictive puzzle challenge to try, and the chance to pop some bubbles when you are feeling bored or stressed.
Sometimes the old ideas are the best
If you think back to your childhood and an activity that used to keep you happy and amused for hours, many of us would think about how much we enjoyed working our way through a coloring activity book.
Adult coloring books have soared in popularity recently and they are proving to be a good way to practice mindfulness as well as keep you entertained at the same time.
You can learn more about how coloring books have had a modern makeover and there is now also even an app to entertain yourself with if you fancy revisiting this old-fashioned activity on your smartphone.
Simple puzzle but challenging puzzle
Another boredom-buster game to consider for your phone is the Flow Free app.
This game is a simple concept but it definitely challenges a bored mind and it can be quite hard to put down once you get into the game and try to connect all the matching colors with pipes to create a flow.
You have to cover the entire board to solve each different puzzle but although the idea itself is easy to follow, the challenge is not as straightforward as it first appears.
Release your inner-child
Another popular activity for many of us as children was the ancient art of paper folding known as origami.
This is another classic childhood game that has had an update for the modern adult world and you can now download an app like Paperama to unlock a world of 3D effect puzzles and challenges that will bring some happy memories flooding back.
You won’t be bored for long once you start reliving the fun you had as a kid with origami.
Difficult to resist
There are some activities that are difficult to explain why we do them and equally difficult to resist when presented with the opportunity to take part.
Bubble Wrap is not exactly going to challenge your mind in the same way as puzzles and some other activities, but so many of us find it difficult to resist the chance to pop away when we see some bubble wrap lying around.
If you have a bored moment, you can now tap on the app and pop away to your heart’s content.
All you need is a smartphone and a few suitable apps downloaded, and you will be ready to tackle boredom whenever it strikes throughout the day.