18 Fun Things To Do When You’re Alone And Bored

  1. Record speeches in your own voice and listen to them.

  2. Write down/sketch out a dream you
    remember.

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  3. Draw a stick figure comic strip. Or write poetry. Just get your creative juices out.

  4. Do a DIY decor for your wall.

    http://www.makinghomebase.com/temporary-wall-treatments

  5. Read a book out loud in mimicked voices. (Record if you’re bold enough.)

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    Or you could try toggling the reading speed dramatically, like an audio record gone crazy.

  6. Clean your room/desk/shelf. Seriously, it’s fun.

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  7. Doodle away your thoughts on a paper and call it a masterpiece.

    Like this.
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     Or this.
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  8. Cook/bake something!

    Hassle-back Potatoes http://aseasyasapplepie.com/baked-hasselback-potatoes/

  9. Stuff cookies, chocolates, fruits and random things together to make your own “Chef’s special dessert”.


    Maybe you’ll finally invent a way to eat bananas!

  10. Listen to insightful audio lectures.

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    Nothing like just sitting back and indulging.

  11. Fill up a bottle with oil, water and some color. Shake it and watch the magic.

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    A little childish is okay, right?

  12. Do work-outs!

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    There’s nothing  like a bit of flexing.

  13. Read the Quran or play it on loop.


    You might even get chunks memorized before long.

  14. Make lists. Or lists of lists. Or lists of lists of lists!

    Random to-do lists.

    Or a bucket list.
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  15. Make/find something nice and wrap it up with all your creativity to gift someone you love.

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  16. Write inspirational words in your most fabulous handwriting on pieces of paper. Stick them on your table/wall/headboard/ceiling.

    OR roll them up like royal letters and gift them to a friend/sibling/cousin. Small things can mean a lot sometimes.

  17. Have a reading/listening/watching session on a history/science topic you don’t know very well.  

  18. If all else fails…..Read a book  Sleep Build a super awesome blanket fort!

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/5-steps-to-building-your-own-epic-blanket-fort#.ueL3Y0GZQ

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Taped Tennis Balls

A glimpse back. A minute.
Now that seemed infinite.
Two 8-year-olds
Across the playground courts.
They knew nothing better and nothing worse.
No unuttered grudges, no cold remorse,
No holding back thoughts, no repelling force.
“Will you play with me?”
“Of course.”

Never ending conversations
Illogical fascinations
Unrelated correlations
Misunderstood connotations
Games full of incarnations
Overhearing informations
Idiotic laughter sessions
Dead serious operations
Till they’re knocked right off all…sensations.

10 years across the timeline.

Now there’s a fine line
Between their playground courts,
Cut off by countries and ports.
They have their very own forts,
No TNT cords
Not even social networks
Can bear the weight of the distance, anymore.

A barely inhabited chatbox.
“Any exams going on?”
“Yes.”
“Good luck.”
“Thanks.”

They go to sleep hoping to dream of all the taped tennis balls they’d lost.
Among other lost things.

Ibn Umar and the Stubborn Camel

Once Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and his son Abdullah ibn Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) were riding with the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Abdullah had a camel (owned by his father) that was naturally very fast, and it kept crossing the camel of the Prophet and going beyond it, no matter how much Abdullah tried to hold it back.

At one point, Umar (ra) got really mad at him and said, “Ya Abdullah! No one should go in front of the Prophet! Move your camel!” Abdullah kept struggling with his camel and Rasulullah (Sm.) could see that Abdullah was hurt, because his father had put him down in front of the Prophet (Sm).

So all of a sudden Rasulullah (Sm) stopped, went to Umar (who owned the camel his son was riding) and said, “Sell it to me.” Umar (ra) tried to give it to him as a gift but Rasulullah (Sm) insisted and paid for the camel and bought it. 

Then the Prophet (Sm) took the camel, gave it to Abdullah and told him, “This is for you, Abdullah. Do as you wish with it.” (Meaning he was giving him permission to go infront of him.)

[Reference: Hadith is in Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 47, Hadith no. 781]

This story is way too beautiful, Subhanallah! The love and care of the Prophet (Sm) for Ibn Umar just makes me smile in awe!

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