Too Much Free Time? 18 Enjoyable Things You Could Be Doing
"Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back."
Seriously, I doubt there is any way we could possibly end up with too much free time. It's more likely that we feel guilty indulging in some free time. We shouldn't feel guilty; we should take every advantage of our free time. It should be ours to enjoy.
If you have forgotten how to make the most of your free time, below are a few suggestions.
And remember, the things you choose to do in your spare time don't always have to be something productive. Doing something for fun is more than okay.
18 Enjoyable fun things you might want to do during some of your free time
Write in a journal. Write about your goals and how you will achieve them. Write about your accomplishments. Just write whatever pops into your mind.
Try hiking—a great way to get your daily steps.
Research ideas for a new hobby. Maybe take up photography or gardening. There are tons of options out there for you.
Make a scrapbook of your life or travels—a great way to showcase your life and history in photos.
Read a book. I can get so involved in a good book that I lose track of time. It's a great way to spend some free time.
Blogging can be a great way to spend some of your free time. Warning: it can become quite time-consuming and fun.
Sign up for a class. Maybe art is your thing, or a writing class if you like to write. Take a course on something you are interested in.
Go shopping. You don't have to buy anything, but looking around the stores is always fun. I guess it's a bonus if you find something you've been looking for.
Treat yourself to a meal at your favorite restaurant. Dining alone is not all bad. You can observe others or take a book and enjoy reading along with your dinner.
Clean off your messy desk. Nothing says you can be productive like a neat, orderly desk.
Learn a new skill. Maybe you want to learn to speak a foreign language, crochet, or knit. Learn to sew or take dance lessons. It's always good to learn something new.
Exercise is always good for you.
Do some home organization. I know it's not the most fun thing to do in your free time. But think about how good it feels to have accomplished some organization in your home.
If you like to bake, you could use some of your free time to try out new recipes.
Volunteer at the Humane Society, a women's shelter, or a hospital. You will be helping others, and you will feel good about yourself. And you will make new friends.
Pop some popcorn, kick back, and watch a good movie.
Plan a family get-together.
Try some new skincare and makeup. Shake things up a bit.
Using my free time works best if I sometimes have fun; sometimes, I am productive, and sometimes I do something that will improve me. Whatever my needs are at the particular time.
Your free time belongs to you. Use it any way you want to use it.
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"Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to."- Susan Cain