10 Creative Activities That Will Help You Beat Boredom

by | Jun 29, 2018 | Creative Destinations

There is nothing worse than being bored and restless. You want to do something other than sit around but don’t know where to start. No need to worry because this article will help you get out of that slump. Listed below are ten creative activities you could engage in on the days you find yourself stuck in decision limbo.

1. Make a ‘Detroit Bucket List’

With tons of things to see and do, Detroit makes the perfect location to explore.  Making a list of places to visit is a fun adventure that you could complete during the weekend. Even if you think you’ve seen and done it all, we are almost 100% sure that you will stumble upon something new.

Create a to-do list with new things to try. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

2. Create a brand for a family member

This one can be classified as a labor of love or just plain fun. Choose your favorite relative or that one weird cousin that comes out of hiding around the holiday season. How fun it would be to pay them homage by developing a brand using their odd catch phrases. They’ll think you are pretty creative indeed!

Make cousin Pete feel special with a brand just for him. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

3. attend a music concert

Detroit plays host to a diverse set of music concerts both free and paid. You could check out the MoPop festival coming up in July, enjoy some jazz on the riverfront at Chene Park, or catch a show at Motor City Soundboard.

Flint Eastwood performing at a concert in The Belt. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

4. build a sand castle at campus martius

People say life’s a beach. This proves true during the summer at Campus Martius. ‘The Beach’ is a great family-friendly place to relax and put your toes in the sand. There is also live entertainment that you can jam to as you bathe in the sunshine.

Visitors enjoy the beach-like vibes at Campus Martius. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

5. try a new recipe with fruits and veggies

Eating healthy works wonders. Now is the perfect time to head down to Eastern Market and pick up some fresh ingredients for your next culinary creation. Not to mention that the local business owners will appreciate your support.

A variety of veggies on display.
(Photo: The Creative Armory)

Fresh blueberries for sale at Eastern Market. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

(Photo: The Creative Armory)

6. Participate in a Design Challenge

Design challenges help you learn something new while giving you a chance to interact with other members in the design community. They also test your design skills and push you to produce creative work daily. Take a look at the skateboard decks we created during the Future Daily Design Initiative hosted by branding expert Chris Do.

If you’re looking to create your own design challenge check out our article about what we learned from our doodle challenge in May.

“Aloha” skateboard created for the Future Daily Design challenge. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

“Fly Free” skateboard created for the Future Daily Design challenge. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

7. Go Skateboarding

If you are in the downtown area and want to brush up on your kickflips and ollies, you’ll want to check out Wayfinding Skate Park. Brought to life Tony Hawk and Ryan McGinness, this outdoor venue is where you can blow off some steam while showing off your moves.

Wayfinding Skate Park near Campus Martius. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

8. Go to an arcade

If you have a fine appreciation for vintage like we do, you could visit one of two arcades located right in the heart of downtown Detroit. Ready Player One and Pop + Offworld make great places to grab some food and enjoy a little pinball. What could possibly be better than taking down your best friend’s high score on Galaga?

Have fun playing your favorite classic arcade games. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

9. Experience the city’s eats and treats

Feeling hangry? The city is chocked full of great places to satisfy your inner foodie. Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the DIME Store, grab dinner at Bobcat Bonnies, or cool off from the scorching heat at Detroit Water Ice.

Buffalo Chicken Nachos at Bobcat Bonnie’s. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

Breakfast at the DIME Store. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

Mint chocolate chip flavored treat from Detroit Water Ice. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

10. get up and get out

When you can’t decide what to, do something. Make yourself get up off the couch and get outdoors. Just this small action will give you energy and help you drum up some ideas. There is a ton of fun waiting to be had, but you have to allow yourself to get out and explore.

Colorful mural by Michelle Tanguay. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

Taking a walk can help you generate new ides. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

What creative activities have you tried lately? Share your thoughts in the comments!