Become obsessed with something.
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from watching Hoarders, it’s how awesome it can be to collect stuff. However, this method of time wasting isn’t immediately applicable in everybody’s life. Sure, it would be great if you could pack your house so full of stuff that it becomes difficult to move, sleep, or breathe, but you don’t really need to collect a lot of stuff to waste time. We can use a scaled-back, yet similar, approach.
Just get really interested in certain things. Devote your life to the pursuit of knowing everything there is to know about pudding, for example, or strive to be the first person to watch every, single cat video on YouTube. The idea here is to take up as much mental real estate as possible, in lieu of actual real estate. Having a hobby is a great way to spend your time, and pushing that interest into the far reaches of obsession is a great way to really waste time, squander resources, and alienate people. And it’s easier to not do anything if nobody wants to hang around you.
Become really interested in certain bands and TV shows so that when they come on, you’ll have to stop doing what you’re doing. So, you can gr… OH! My show’s on! See ya.