There are many ways to use your free time and chase away boredom. There are great board games around and there are thousands of new hobbies you could fall in love with. Among friends, you can usually always find something new to talk about, but by dint of being together, the topics run out. The challenges to do with friends that I propose in this article are great for such cases.
Among friends you know there is often competition. For who gets the highest mark, who earns the most money or who sends the most stupid messages on Whatsapp.
In this article I will tell you about fun and exciting challenges that will keep you busy for days or weeks. (depending on how much you want to).
Some of these challenges are for the more creative, others are great challenges, fun but also good for your health.
But let’s not spoil the fun.
Enjoy the 10 challenges to do with friends when you are bored out of your mind.
No phone days
Let’s start a classic, a challenge that many with a YouTube platform have found themselves doing.
The phone is an object that steals most of our days, whether it’s Tiktok, Youtube or any other social, it’s hard to get away from it.
It is addictive and the more we use it, the more we want to stay on it. Therein lies the challenge, in being able to limit the time consumed on the phone, to go from 13 hours a day to just 30 minutes, from one day to the next.
You certainly realise it too, but this challenge is by no means for the faint-hearted. You and your friends will have to find alternative ways to spend your time that don’t involve the internet.
But let’s clarify the rules:
- no phones beyond 30 minutes of screen time
- computer only for work, no social
- music, no youtube only radio
For this challenge you have to trust the word of your friends and be honest yourself. (or send each other the screen time screenshot).
Using your phone only 30 minutes a day maximum is a good challenge, in many cases it can change your life. It is even better if you spend those days without virtual reality together with your friends.
It will help you find something to spend time with and you can enjoy the undivided attention of your friends due to the absence of distractions.
This challenge can be a little less healthy but very fun and creative.
To participate you have to decide a colour to your friend and he will choose one for you.
For a whole day, from breakfast to dinner, you have to eat only food of that colour. Without impropriety.
Pray that your friend is kind and chooses a colour that is easy to find or you will spend hours in the supermarket.
No “s” day
This challenge is found in a lot of TV shows, if I’m not mistaken also in Zoey 101 (if you don’t know it I’ll feel old).
The challenge consists of choosing a letter that you have to avoid pronouncing for an entire day.
You have 3 chances, when pronounced 3 times the person will be eliminated from the game. It sounds easy to say but I assure you that if you choose a letter like ‘s’ or ‘a’ it will be almost impossible for you to speak normally.
To make things even more interesting, you put up stakes. Whoever wins can win something you all want.
Of course, if you don’t want to seem psychopathic, do this challenge on a day that you spend completely together and only do it between yourselves (so to answer your mother or the bartender you can talk normally).
If, on the other hand, you don’t mind looking hyper weird, enjoy the challenge at the super hard level!
No food you enjoy
Similar to the colour challenge but even more difficult. Here you have to make a list of the food you don’t like and have your friends read it.
Mind you, NO food you are allergic to, only food you don’t like.
So, for the whole day you can only eat food on that list. No matter how much it disgusts you, you will have to swallow it.
This can result in two ways:
- You will discover that a certain food is actually not so bad and you will change your opinion.
- You will be so disgusted that you will lose the challenge
Of course, whoever lasts the longest wins and to stay on theme I would say that a good prize would be a tasty cake. That is, if you like cakes.
This challenge is great for friends who want to become entrepreneurs.
And it is also great for your wallet.
Upwork is a site that allows customers to meet the offer. If you are good at writing, creating or in general with computers there is certainly a place for you on the site.
The challenge is to register on the Upwork site and create your profile. Then you will have to apply for as many jobs as you think you can complete and wait for a response.
Whoever receives the most jobs or/and whoever earns the most in one week will be the undisputed winner.
Isn’t it wonderful
It has gained a lot of fame lately and being delusional has become something of a trend. It is one of the healthiest products of the internet because it allows many people to realise their dreams and increase their self-confidence.
If you don’t believe these things, you can just skip this piece and move on to the next challenge. But for those who do believe, this challenge can be fun and super productive.
Both you and your friends will have to write down on a sheet of paper the things you would like to see come true, both small things and things you consider more important.
Now for one week, when you go to bed, you are to repeat in your head the phrase “Isn’t it wonderful I have… (your wish)”. Every single day you are to repeat how wonderful it is and how happy you are to have everything on your list.
The challenge is won by whoever manages to manifest/make the most things come true.
Find the song
This game is great for spending an evening at home with friends. It is especially perfect for those who share the same musical tastes. One member of the group has to choose a song, which the others also know, and you have to pick a phrase from the lyrics. The other players have to guess which song it comes from.
My friend and I adapted it to us like this. We each took turns choosing a song and then had to read the song to our opponent, but they had to read the translated version. In our case we translated the songs from English into Italian. Of course the opponent had to guess the song by listening only to the translated text.
You will squeeze your brains to do this challenge but it is a great way to spend time with friends. You will also find out something about your musical tastes.
Drawing for the artists
A great challenge for artist friends, but also for those who like to try new things.
This challenge consists of drawing a different thing every day for a month.
Each day, at the end of the day, you will show each other the drawings you have made. It is a challenge that will make you laugh a lot, I assure you.
Writing with fun
This blog is mainly dedicated to reading and writing so I certainly couldn’t forget my writers.
This challenge is very similar to the one for artists. It consists of using writing prompts, and writing something related to that every day for 30 a day.
This one is also great to do between writer friends and each night you can show each other mini stories or poems. You can find many writing prompts to use here.
I hope this article will help you find something to pass the time with. Playing simple games to spend time with friends will make you much more cheerful and happy, don’t miss out.
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