You wake up and you know it’s going to be another boring Sunday. Your friends are all busy and away, so you can’t invite them over, and you don’t have much money because it’s the end of the month so even if they were around you couldn’t do anything fun like go out.
Do not despair! You can still have a relatively interesting Sunday, even without money, sex or friends. This is what I’m trying to convince myself of anyway. So here is my list of things you can do to make your boring Sunday more bearable.
1. Have a leisurely breakfast or brunch.
Cook something you wouldn’t have time to cook on a weekday morning.
Don’t rush, savour your brekkie and pretend you’re in a cafe. This works for me anyway.
2. Wear a ridiculous outfit.
Wear something a bit weird or avant garde. Wear something that makes you smile or feel uplifted.
3. Get out of your house.
If you spend all day inside when you feel the onslaught of boredom, you will inevitably be more bored. You see your walls all the time. Go and look at something that isn’t your wall.
4. Go to your library
Even if you don’t particularly like reading, libraries are still fun places. You can stare at hot nerds [always fun], educate yourself about something obscure and pointless, or you can lose yourself for hours in the travel section and just look at pretty pictures for a few hours.
5. Write a letter/blog
Even if it’s just to your frenemy, he/she’ll appreciate it. Unless it’s an angry letter. In which case he/she won’t. Don’t write an angry letter. Please.
6. Have a nostalgia fest
Remembering your childhood can be enormously entertaining.
7. Be around animals
Go to your local pound or animal charity. It’s hard to feel lonely or bored around furry things.
8. Plan something to save up for
Want to go travelling? List all the ways you can save money for it and try to be as ingenious as you can.
9. Have a clear out
I love throwing stuff away. It’s so cathartic.
On the flip side, here’s a much shorter list of how not to cope with a boring Sunday.
1. Drink yourself into oblivion
2. Call or text your ex and spend all day regretting it.