We have all suffered from the boredom of not knowing what to do with our free time. While tasks such as cooking and cleaning come to mind, these can often become tiresome, and we need to remember that self-care and living life to the fullest is important. If you are looking for some tried and tested ideas to help you fill your free time, never fear, here are some ideas that can help you break the tediousness of life and pass your free time.
1. Explore Your City
A great way to spend your free time is to explore your city. A lot of us take for granted the cities we live in, and forget that they can be explored the same as any city we visit on vacation. Many cities offer tours and activities that you may not even be aware of. Don’t fall victim to boredom in your city simply because you live there. Take some of your free to explore your city’s sights and sounds. Enjoy new restaurants, and visit neighborhoods you’ve never been to. Having a small staycation in your city can reignite your love for your home, and allow you to appreciate your city in ways you never have.
One of the best parts of exploring your city is that you get to be a tourist, without the expensive flights. You can begin an adventure in the heart of your city, and still, spend the night in the comfort of your own home. Don’t miss the opportunity to fall back in love with your city, and start exploring today.
2. Start a New Hobby
Have you always wanted to try knitting? Have you been putting off taking art classes? Have you always had the desire to design and build your kite? Well, what’s stopping you from doing so now?! It doesn’t matter your age or what walk of life you are in, you can take up that hobby now and fill your free time with a hobby you have always wanted. No hobby is out of reach when it comes to fulfilling your dreams, so pick up that paintbrush, start writing those romance novels, plant a garden in your backyard, or just do whatever it is you love to do. Your free time is yours to do with as you choose, so don’t hesitate to allow yourself to enjoy the activities that you have always wanted to enjoy.
3. Read a Book
Maybe you don’t have a lot of spare time, but want to enjoy something in the few hours you have every week, well it’s a great time to start reading a new book. While this may seem boring to some, to others nothing beats curling up on a cozy chair and becoming lost in a story. Passing a rainy day, engulfed in the comfort of a good book, while the pitter-patter of the raindrops sings on the windows is one of the most relaxing ways to pass your time.
Even if you only have an hour or two, let yourself become lost in the magic that a good story brings, find yourself walking in your favorite characters’ footsteps, and escape your reality, if only for the moment. With great books available, you are sure to find one you enjoy. Whether you prefer printed books and how they smell or choose to download the latest reading application on your tablet, you can’t go wrong getting lost in a good book.
4. Take Time for Self Care
Forgetting to pamper yourself is super easy in this busy world, so take some time out to care for yourself. Have an at-home spa day, take a nice long bubble bath, try out that new face cream, and give yourself a hair treatment. DO whatever it is that makes you feel fresh and relaxed. Self-care is one of the most important things you can spend your time on, so start spending your free time taking care of yourself the way you take care of others. Don’t let your free time be absorbed by stress and responsibilities, make it a point to put aside some of your time, you cannot pour from an empty cup, so make sure you are tefillin yours whenever you can.
These are just some examples of the things you can do to pass your spare time, and they will leave you feeling good about yourself and about how you spend your time. Explore, play, pamper yourself or start that new hobby. The most important thing that you can do in your free time is to take care of yourself and make sure that you enjoy it. Time is one thing we cannot get back once it is gone, so don’t allow moments to pass wishing you had taken that tour or read that book, now is the time to do it, and enjoy it!