5 Suggestions to Pass Time on a Computer When Bored

As a computer user, you should not really run into any potential troubles as far as your boredom goes.

You have access to a plethora of different activities to consider. Of course, a lot of it has to do not just with the computer but the Internet as well, but the two are pretty much inseparable these days.

In this article, we will cover some of the ways to spend your time on a computer when you are feeling bored or have an hour or two to kill before you need to do something.

Video Games

Let’s start with the obvious one—video games. As far as entertainment on the computer goes, video games are often the first idea that comes to mind.

Video games have been around for many years now. Early on, they were considered a gimmick, but that has changed since then. Now, you will find that gaming is a mainstream thing.

Modern video games are also quite superior in terms of visuals. Better graphics do not guarantee a better overall experience, but they play a prominent role. Besides, you can always go back to classics and play those instead if you prefer them over modern video games.

The bottom line is that even if you are not that into gaming or have specific tastes, finding an enjoyable game should not be an issue due to how many different options one can find these days. 

You can even enhance your experience by getting gaming accessories. And who knows, perhaps you will discover your love for the activity and become a regular gamer.

Surf the Net

Sometimes, surfing the Internet and finding some fun websites to spend time on is exactly what you need to pass the time. A quick search on Google will provide you with a plethora of different opportunities.

Videos, blogs, big publications, online forums, social media posts, and other content online will show itself. Then, it is up to you what link you click on.

In case you struggle with your Internet browser’s performance and notice Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome running slow on Mac or another computer, you might need to work a bit on optimizing your device’s overall performance, which we will cover in the next section.

Computer Optimization

The idea of spending an hour or two on optimizing your computer might not sound that exciting, which is understandable. However, since you have some free time on your hands, you could make the most out of this opportunity and work a bit on finding what has been causing issues on your computer (if that is the case).

From deleting old files to free up storage to scanning the system to confirm that malware has not infected your computer, it takes a while to take care of these things. And when you do, you will feel a sense of accomplishment, especially if your effort translates into a better overall computer performance. 

Socializing with others

Socializing with others on a computer should not be a problem because you have access to social media. If you hop on your Facebook page, you can message friends or family directly. Arranging for a video chat on Zoom or another software is also an option, though that might be a bit tricky depending on the time of day and whether you can find someone right away who wants to join you.

In case you want to take a different approach and socialize with strangers, why not go for it? Platforms like Reddit and Discord offer you opportunities to meet like-minded people. The latter, in particular, is great because you gain access to free video chat and voice chat options, and those help a lot when you want to connect with other people.

Twitch TV and YouTube

Watching videos and live streams is another example of a pastime that you can try as a computer user.

As far as streaming goes, Twitch TV is the go-to option, though YouTube is trying to catch up to the largest streaming platform.

After opening Twitch TV, you might be a bit disappointed to find that the front page is filled with video games. If you are not into gaming, though, do not fret. There are plenty of other content creators. Music, cooking, talk shows, traveling, and so on all have part on Twitch TV. So long as the streamer is entertaining, they will find an audience. 

Besides watching a live stream, you will also have the option to interact with the chat and have fun talking to them. The gimmick adds an extra layer to the overall Twitch TV experience.

For YouTube, it is the biggest video platform on the Internet. Regardless of your interests, you should still not have too many problems finding interesting videos to watch on YouTube.

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