Those typical Sunday afternoons can be really killing at times, especially if it's a dark, gloomy day, and you're alone at home with absolutely nothing to do. There are times when the boredom can really get to your head and drive you nuts.
You need to do something to maintain your sanity, and keep yourself engrossed. Here's a random list of things, to pull you out of the boredom. It contains some of the most creative, innovative, and funny things that one can do when bored.
School memories are always cherished, and seldom do we find time to relive those golden moments. Now that you have lots of time on hand, pull out all those school souvenirs and go back in time.
☛ Grab hold of a book on palmistry, and try matching your palm with the patterns in the book. That way, you'll put your hands to better use than just chewing your fingernails the whole afternoon.
☛ List your all-time-favorite films. Later on, you can buy them all at the local video store, and in the process, create your personal DVD movie collection.
☛ Go back in time to the days when you built a castle of cards. On a dull rainy afternoon, it can be the breath of fresh air that you're longing for.
☛ Invent a game of your own. Why not? You probably must have done it quite often as a kid, so do it once again. Be as creative as you possibly can. You get to set your own rules, and that doesn't happen quite often in life. Grab the chance!
☛ Find some old clothes that are either torn, or that don't fit you anymore. Imagine yourself as a famous fashion designer who creates magic with a piece of cloth. Do a bit of mixing and matching, and presto! You may just come up with a brilliant fashion idea.
☛ Turn on your television to the cartoon channel. Mute the audio, and try doing the voice-overs yourself. This can be thoroughly entertaining.
☛ Turn on your computer, and do some random search on Google. The Internet houses a plethora of information, and you'll be amazed at the variety and depth of interesting topics that you will come across.
Once you're done with that, close your eyes, and focus on what you hear. Listen to the different types of sounds, that you can recognize - a baby crying, the honking of a car horn, the odd ice cream truck passing by, the gentle whistling of a bird, the sound of your own breathing, etc. You will be amazed by the sudden peace that you'll feel.
In addition to the mentioned ideas, you could try experimenting with a new recipe, indulging in a bit of paper craft, scale modeling, etc. It could certainly help you to get rid of the boredom, and look forward to something interesting.