197 Incredibly Fun Lists to Make When Bored This Year

different types of Lists to make when you’re bored

Making lists to organize my life is my favorite thing. I like to make lists and find new lists to write because it gives me an overview of everything and allows me to better organize my life. That’s why I came up with this blog post about fun lists to make when bored.

Writing lists calms me down and even gives me new ideas. I love lists so much!! You can even make lists to kill time and boost your mood.

What are the other benefits of making lists?

Making lists can help you organize your thoughts, prioritize your daily tasks, and avoid forgetting important details.

You can also use lists to break down larger tasks into smaller, more manageable steps, making the big task at hand easier to complete.

Crossing items off a list can also provide you with a sense of accomplishment and motivation to keep working.

Looking for new things to list is also a wonderful way to stay organized and on top of your responsibilities in general.

As an avid list maker who’s constantly looking for a new list to make, I can say that the best lists are the ones that happen unexpectedly.

There are lots of different types of lists. How and where you make your lists is up to you. I’m a big fan of making lists by hand.

I like to take my notebook and make all kinds of separate lists in it. You can also take a sheet of paper and your favorite pens, take notes on your phone, or write them on your laptop.

I like to set reminders to ensure that I’m properly working toward achieving my task list or whatever.

It doesn’t matter how, where, or when you do it. What matters is that you’re having fun and expressing your creative side.

Btw, did you know that studies show that people who make such lists perform better?

I know you already want to get some inspiration to start making lists, so let’s move on to the list of lists to make to help you come up with your own list(s).

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things to write lists about that include your favorites

The favorites lists are my favorite lists (pun intended). I love all the little things in life, and such an overview of my favorite things is the best way to boost my mood even more.

  1. List your favorite podcasts
  2. List your favorite blogs
  3. List your favorite memories
  4. List your favorite affirmations
  5. List your favorite breakfasts
  6. List your favorite ways to exercise
  7. List your favorite dinners
  8. List your favorite apps
  9. List your favorite smells, sights, sounds, feels, and tastes
  10. List your favorite holiday traditions
  11. List your favorite parts about your body
  12. List your favorite self-care routine ideas
  13. List your favorite scenes from TV series and movies
  14. List your favorite books
  15. List your favorite TikTok accounts
  16. List your favorite lunches
  17. List your favorite movies
  18. List your favorite teachers
  19. List your favorite cars
  20. List your favorite meals
  21. List your favorite restaurants
  22. List your favorite summer activities
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  1. List your favorite things in nature
  2. List your favorite quotes
  3. List your favorite winter activities
  4. List your favorite desserts and treats
  5. List your favorite jokes
  6. List your favorite people
  7. List your favorite Pinterest accounts
  8. List your favorite drinks
  9. List your favorite TV shows
  10. List your favorite songs
  11. List your favorite singers
  12. List your favorite athletes
  13. List your favorite YouTubers
  14. List your favorite bands
  15. List your favorite recipes 
  16. List your favorite hobbies like these ones
  17. List your favorite spring activities
  18. List your favorite autumn activities
  19. List your favorite animals
  20. List your favorite things to do
  21. List your favorite Instagram accounts
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Lists to make for fun that include everything about yourself

Lists about yourself are really fun, because who doesn’t like self-discovery? Every now and then, it’s good to discover and get to know yourself.

It helps us get closer to our goals and understand why we do things the way we do and how to improve ourselves.

  1. List the nicest things people have done for you
  2. List ways you can save more time
  3. Make a master list of the things you’re good at
  4. List all the qualities you like about yourself the most
  5. List gift ideas for gifts you’d like to receive
  6. Create a list of how you’d like to turn your life around
  7. List gifts you’d like to give to other people
  8. List all the reasons why you’re awesome
  9. List the things you love about yourself
  10. List the things you will never tolerate
  11. List the best gifts you’ve ever been given
  12. Make a list of things that make you happy
  13. List the things you loved to do when you were younger (and do them now)
  14. List the things you can’t live without
  15. List good journaling prompts to help you heal
  16. List things you feel you don’t do enough
  17. List the easiest ways you can make a difference in the world
  18. List the ways you’ve changed during the last years
  19. List things you’re grateful for
  20. Create a list of what your perfect day looks like
  21. Make a list of your role models
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  1. List your weaknesses and ways to deal with them
  2. List everything that makes you feel stressed
  3. List what you’d do with a million dollars
  4. List all the things you’d do if you weren’t so afraid
  5. List the things you’d tell your younger self (or even your older self?)
  6. List your dream vacation places
  7. List things to do when you’re bored
  8. List the things that make you laugh
  9. List your positive habits
  10. List reasons you’re proud to be yourself
  11. List your values
  12. List your strengths
  13. List ways you can step out of your comfort zone
  14. List things you’d get rid of to make the world a better place
  15. List the best compliments you’ve received in your life
  16. List the things you have to do before you die
  17. Create a list of what you can do to improve your mood drastically
  18. List all the ways you sabotage yourself and how to avoid these patterns
  19. List ways you can practice self-care
  20. List your hobbies
  21. Make a list of new places to visit before you die. This is among my top 5 lists ideas because I love traveling and exploring new places.
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Cool list ideas about relationships and other people

Here are some random things to make lists of when it comes to relationships. Evaluating your relationships is a great idea because the people around you play a huge part in your life.

There’s a saying that positive things attract positivity, and negative things attract negativity.

So, surround yourself with positive people, eliminate those toxic people who add no value to your life, and you’ll see your life take a positive turn.

  1. List the celebrities you’d like to meet
  2. List the ways you can make your significant other feel special
  3. List your future children’s names
  4. List date night ideas
  5. Make a list of the ways to improve communication in your relationships
  6. List the people you’d like to remove from your life
  7. Make a list of things you love about your loved ones
  8. Make a list of tips for building long-lasting relationships
  9. List goals for your relationship
  10. List random acts of kindness you can do for others
  11. List reasons you’re a good friend
  12. List all the people who love you for who you are
  13. List people you’ve helped in your life
  14. List the best things your parents have taught you
  15. List ways other people have made your day
  16. List ways you can make other people’s day
  17. List the people that have changed your life
  18. List signs of a healthy relationship
  19. List your roles in life as a mom, sister, aunt, best friend, wife, etc
  20. List activities you’d like to do with your significant other
  21. List the ways you feel love
  22. List people who have helped you
  23. List people you admire

Ideas of lists to make about your past achievements

Sometimes it is good to remember past achievements because it inspires us by showing us how far we have come, how much we have achieved, and how many wonderful things we’ve experienced.

  1. List all the countries and cities you’ve visited
  2. Make a list of your top accomplishments from your education
  3. List things you worried about in the past that never came true
  4. List your happiest memories
  5. Make a list of all the good news that you received last year
  6. Make a list of your volunteer or community service contributions
  7. List all those times you put your mind to something and succeeded at it
  8. List all the adventures you’ve been on
  9. Make a list of major professional milestones
  10. List the good things you’ve done that you’re very proud of
  11. List the times you said yes when you wish you’d actually said no
  12. Make a list of awards or honors that you’ve received
  13. List any miracles you’ve seen happen during your lifetime
  14. List the moments in your life that taught you the biggest life lessons
  15. Make a list of certifications or trainings that you’ve completed
  16. List the goals you’ve achieved
  17. List the problems you’ve solved or the obstacles you’ve overcome
  18. List the most important turning points in your life
  19. List the major losses you’ve had to encounter in your life
  20. Make a list of personal or professional development courses that you’ve taken
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Fun lists to make about your future plans/goals

Lists about future plans and goals are some of the most fun lists to write. Keep in mind that if you write down your goals, your chances of achieving them increase.

In addition, it’s a good idea to have all your goals in one place so you can read them again and again if necessary.

  1. Create a ta-da list (things you’ve done)
  2. List some really good self-care goals
  3. List things you have to constantly stop worrying about
  4. List all the countries, cities and towns you want to visit
  5. Create a list or a plan for your next vacation
  6. List TV series to watch
  7. Create a bucket list of things you want to do. You can also create seasonal bucket lists
  8. Make a list of lists to make (he-he)
  9. List the concerts and performances you’d like to see
  10. Make a list of habits you would like to adopt
  11. List the hobbies you’d like to try
  12. List the foods and meals you’d like to try
  13. List any appointments or meetings you need to attend
  14. List the most important tasks you’ve been postponing and really need to get done
  15. List the movies you want to watch
  16. List the articles you want to read
  17. List your outfit plan for the following week
  18. List financial goals for the following year
  19. Come up with your work to-do list
  20. List the skills you’d like to learn
  21. List your (future) dream purchases
  22. List restaurants and cafes you’d like to visit
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  1. List the goals you want to achieve in your life
  2. Make a list of plans for starting a family or having children
  3. List things you need to declutter at home
  4. List your health goals for the following year
  5. List your daily routines or your daily schedule
  6. List your personal growth goals for the following year
  7. List self-discovery goals
  8. List your career-related goals
  9. Make a weekly to-do list
  10. List all the things you’d like to improve about yourself (and then do it)
  11. List online courses you’d like to participate in
  12. List your mental health goals
  13. Make a monthly to-do list
  14. List the books you want to read
  15. Make wish lists
  16. Make a list of ways you want to give back to your community
  17. List the emails you have to send immediately
  18. Write a daily to-do list and organize daily to-dos by priority
  19. List recipes you’d like to try out
  20. List everything you need to clean in your home
  21. List toxic habits you have to quit

Lists about random stuff/things to know

These are some really good lists to make when bored because they include random stuff that you can get really creative about.

  1. List bills you have to pay and their due dates
  2. Create a birthday or a holiday wishlist
  3. Make a list of ways to reduce stress
  4. Create a pre-printed grocery list to avoid impulse shopping when you go to the grocery store. It literally makes grocery shopping much easier. Making shopping lists is my favorite thing to do!
  5. Create a list of car maintenance log
  6. Make a list of tips for better time-management
  7. List questions to ask your doctor during your next visit
  8. Make a list of important things, such as important dates or important items to buy during sales
  9. List future thank-you notes to write
  10. List important facts, contact info of your family members, phone numbers, or addresses
  11. Create a packing list that you can use when you’re going to travel
  12. List birthdays and anniversaries to remember
  13. Create a list of cards to send
  14. Make a list of must-know survival skills
  15. List house chores to deep-clean your home. Household lists will make a huge difference in your life
  16. List to-dos for your night routine
  17. Create a list of your passwords and usernames
  18. Make a list of mind-blowing science facts
  19. Create meal planning or meal prepping lists in your meal planner
  20. Create a list of rainy-day activities
  21. List your cleaning schedule
  22. Create a pantry or fridge and freezer inventory list
  23. Create a brain dump list of ideas and thoughts
  24. List ways you can make some extra money
  25. Make a list of tips for staying organized
  26. List to-dos for your morning routine
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Why should I make lists when I’m bored?

1. Lists keep thoughts organized

When you make a list, it’s like putting all your ideas and tasks in one place so they don’t get jumbled up in your mind.

It’s easier to see what you need to do or remember when it’s written down neatly. It’s like having a little helper that keeps things tidy and in order.

2. Lists help us remember important things

Have you ever had something important to remember, like a school assignment or a friend’s birthday? Well, lists are like your personal memory boosters!

When you write things down on a list, it’s like giving your brain a little reminder. So even if you’re super busy or have a lot on your mind, you won’t forget those important things.

3. Checking off items feels good

You know that amazing feeling when you finish something and can say, “Done!”? Well, lists make it even better!

When you have a list and start crossing off completed tasks, it’s like a mini-celebration.

It shows you’re making progress and getting things done, which can make you feel proud and motivated to keep going.

4. Lists spark imagination

Sometimes, when you’re feeling bored or stuck, making a list can be a fun way to let your imagination run wild.

You can make a list of your favorite books, dream destinations, or even things you’d love to learn.

Lists help you explore different ideas and possibilities, and who knows, they might inspire you to try new things or come up with exciting plans.

5. Lists guide future plans

Imagine you have a big project or a special event coming up. Lists can be like your personal guidebook, helping you plan and prepare.

You can jot down all the important steps or things you need to do and then follow the list to stay on track. It’s like having a roadmap to success!

6. Lists prioritize and manage time

When you have a lot of things to do, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s where lists come to the rescue!

They help you figure out what’s most important or urgent, so you can focus on those tasks first.

Lists also help you manage your time better because they show you how much you have left to do and how to allocate your time wisely.

It’s like having a superpower that lets you stay organized and make the most of your day.

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How do I know which fun lists to make when bored?

When you’re feeling bored and unsure about what kind of lists to make, don’t worry! I’ve got some cool ideas to help you out. First, think about your interests and hobbies. What do you enjoy doing?

It could be anything like drawing, playing sports, or even collecting something special.

You can make a list of ideas for your next drawing, a list of your favorite sports moments, or a list of items you want to add to your collection.

Another idea is to make a list of goals or dreams you have. Is there something you really want to achieve, like learning to play a musical instrument or becoming a great dancer?

Write down steps you can take to get closer to those goals. It’s like a roadmap to make your dreams come true!

You can also make lists that spark your imagination. How about a list of magical creatures you’d love to meet or a list of your favorite superheroes?

You can even make a list of imaginary worlds you would create if you were an author. Let your creativity soar!

Lists can also be practical. If you have upcoming events or parties, you can make a list of guests you want to invite or a list of fun games you can play.

If you’re going on a trip, make a list of things to pack and places you want to visit.

Besides, you can make lists that help you reflect on things you’re grateful for or that make you happy. It’s like capturing little moments of joy in a list.

Keep in mind that there are no right or wrong lists to make when you’re bored. Just think about what makes you happy or what you’re curious about, and let your imagination guide you.

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What are the best tips for making lists?

1. Start with a clear purpose

When you make a list, it’s important to know why you’re making it. Are you making a list for grocery shopping or to plan your weekend activities?

Knowing your purpose helps you focus and create a list that serves your needs.

2. Break down tasks into smaller, manageable items

Big tasks can sometimes feel overwhelming, but if you break them down into smaller parts, they become easier to tackle.

For example, if you have a school project, you can make a list of steps like researching, writing, and creating a presentation. It’s like taking one step at a time!

3. Use bullet points or numbering for easy readability

Lists are meant to be clear and easy to read. When you use bullet points or numbers, it helps you see each item separately.

It’s like putting each task on its own little stage, so they don’t get mixed up or confused.

4. Prioritize tasks based on importance or urgency

Some tasks are more important or need to be done sooner than others. So, it’s helpful to prioritize them.

You can mark the most important tasks with a star or write them at the top of your list. It’s like giving them a special spotlight, so you know where to focus your attention first.

5. Review and update your list regularly

Lists aren’t set in stone! They can change and evolve as things progress. It’s a good idea to review your list regularly to check off completed tasks and add new ones that come up.

By keeping your list up-to-date, you stay organized and ensure that nothing slips through the cracks.

These are the 197 fun lists to make when bored

What did you think of these creative list ideas? Would you like to add any ideas to this list of ideas? Let me know in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “197 Incredibly Fun Lists to Make When Bored This Year”

  1. Great ideas for making lists and the perfect way to make them sound fun! I love how you included fun and practical lists! I look forward to reading more articles!


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