Spare time? What’s that? Who has any spare time these days? If you are lucky enough to have some time throughout your day that you find yourself feeling bored or anxious about something, you can redirect that energy into a new hobby or skills. If you think you don’t have any spare time, ask yourself how many hours a week do you spend watching Netflix? How many hours a week do you spend scrolling through Facebook? You’ve got some spare time, you are choosing to use it in a way that makes it feel like you don’t. Here are seven ways you can spend your spare time when you find it!
Make a Reading List
If you are tired of spending most of your time staring at your screen, consider making a reading list to start working through. You remember books, don’t you? Sure you do. Reading is a great way to relax and unwind.
Start a Blog
Everyone has a story to tell, you could start a blog website and spend your spare time sharing your story with the world. With just a few steps and a fun topic, you can send your message out into the world.
Take a Road Trip
Hop in the car, set the GPS and go! If you’ve got a few hours to kill on a weekend afternoon, you can head out on an adventure and find someplace new to explore!
Bake and Freeze
There is nothing like the smell of fresh baked bread or muffins. Spend a few hours baking a few dozen muffins or rolls and freeze them to enjoy on another day when you don’t have quite so much time. Muffins are great for road trips too!
Clean Out Your Closets
Don’t wait for spring to start clearing out the clutter. It only takes a few hours to go through your stuff and decide what you love, what you need and what you can donate or toss. You’ll love the feeling of cleaning out a part of your house that probably needs it.
We spend so much of our time consuming information and content and we don’t spend a lot of time creating anything anymore. There are tons of videos you can watch about crafting, but your time is better spent actually crafting something. Try something new like painting or charcoal drawing. You might find a new hobby to love while getting creative.
Learn Something New
Take a class or a workshop at your local community college or recreation center. You might even be able to find a free workshop or class online as well. People love to learn but we don’t do enough of it. Make some time to grow your brain, no matter your age.
Even if you only have a few spare hours a week, you can use that time to teach yourself something new, make your house more of a home, or share your thoughts with the world. Turn the screens off, spend some time with your family and make the most of your time when you aren’t at work!
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