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50 Things You Can Do In 5 Minutes!

Need an idea Mr. Obama?

Need an idea Mr. Obama?

To Be Or Not To Be!

Have you ever been bored out of your mind? Or perhaps felt like you just need to get up and do something more productive than laying around? Here's a quick list of things you can do when you are bored that should take no more than 5 minutes! Get up and get going.

50 Things You Can Do In 5 Minutes

  1. Color a page in a coloring book
  2. Balance your checkbook (go know it needs to be done!)
  3. Check your Facebook (don''ve probably already done this for the past 2 hours!)
  4. Read an article in a magazine
  5. Paint your toenails
  6. Edit/ photoshop a picture
  7. Watch an episode of Ray William Johnson (RWJ) on YouTube.
  8. Floss your teeth
  9. Pay a bill online
  10. Browse around eBay
  11. StumbleUpon something!
  12. Sweep your bathroom
  13. Take out the trash
  14. Write a journal entry
  15. Start an online blog
  16. Write an email
  17. Catch up on the latest music (easily done through YouTube)
  18. Research the benefits of cantaloupe
  19. Start writing a hub (Although don't expect much if you REALLY only do it in 5 minutes!)
  20. Set up a game of Monopoly
  21. Clean your pet bird's cage
  22. Sew a button
  23. Apply sunscreen
  24. Do your makeup
  25. Use the bathroom
  26. Chew a piece of gum until it looses its flavor
  27. Make a "To-Do" list for tomorrow ( you don't have this "I don't know what to do" problem again.)
  28. Buy movie tickets online
  29. Call a friend
  30. Make a paper crane
  31. Learn how to make a paper crane if you didn't know before
  32. Organize your pen/pencil/erasers/etc. drawer
  33. Air out your room, let the breeze in
  34. Make a sandwich
  35. Hang a painting
  36. Clean the mirrors in your house
  37. Wash the dishes
  38. Wrap a present
  39. Memorize an important phone number in your address book
  40. Walk the dog
  41. Make some milk and cereal
  42. Write a greeting card
  43. Program your TI-84 calculator
  44. Make some coffee
  45. Eat a taco
  46. Check your emails
  47. Listen to a techno song (I say techno, but really Dubstep, Metallica, classical...etc etc... lots of bands and genres go longer than 4 minutes.)
  48. Do some ab exercises
  49. Make an omelet
  50. Read something else. Like this article about tea.
Don't let this happen to you!

Don't let this happen to you!

So There You Have It...

50 things you can do in 5 minutes! I hope I got your mind running a little as what to do when you are bored or want to be productive. So stop texting your friends that you are bored and pick something to do!

I wouldn't want this list to stop at number 50 so if you have another creative idea, leave it in the comments below or let me know and I'll add it to the list!

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Here's idea #51...


The Reminder from Canada on October 30, 2012:

Do 15 push ups! There are plenty of things we can do in 5 minutes and your list is full of good ideas!

Steve Wright from Norwich, England on May 16, 2012:

These are another 50 things to stop me from working, but hey here I go starting with number one.... Great hub again Londonlady :)

Daniella Lopez on January 07, 2012:

Awesome hub! Sadly I tend to do all the not so productive things that you listed instead of the more productive ones. Oh well, lol. Voted up!

Deya Writes (author) on July 12, 2011:

Thanks for the great suggestions everyone! I just thought of a new one...

...polish shoes!

Winsome from Southern California by way of Texas on July 12, 2011:

Write a song.

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Sing it.

Dance along.

Wing it.

Make a bell.

Ring it.

Find a stick.

Fling it.

Buy a bat.

Swing it.

Make a kite,

String it.

Fake break your arm.

Sling it.

Sing ring-a-ling

Ding ding-a-ling

Ring ding a ding-a-dong ding it


Matthew I Crawford from Greeley, Colorado on July 12, 2011:

Great hub. Loved the video too.

Voted up and funny.

marellen on July 12, 2011:

Change the sheets on the bed.

Sit outside and enjoy the weather.

File my bills or pay bills. hub....and I voted...

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