Do you hit the weekend and feel – what am I going to do with my time? Is your free time often spent sleeping, watching movies, or just scrolling on your phone. Did you know that your weekend doesn’t have to be an endless marathon of thumb exercises while you text your friends or search Netflix. There are plenty other fun activities that people are doing around the world, and you should give them a try to.
Read a book!
Sounds cliché, right? It’s what your parents would tell you to do. This doesn’t have to refer to a heavy novel or a classic (even though if that what floats your boat, good for you). It could also refer to something fun, entertaining, and filled with excitement. Novels, magazines, and motivational books are all options. Why don’t you pick up a glossy magazine or check your favorite blog? You could also buy your favorite celebrity’s autobiography or cookbook, or read through their posts on social media. If you are a novel fan, you could pick up some interesting titles at a thrift shop, garage sale, or sign up for entry to your local library. Losing yourself to a book is one of the best, most popular, and yet gainful ways to spend a free weekend or day.
Hit up Google Play store or Apple App Store via your smartphone for the newest games in the market, and you’ll never know what you will find! There are so many games out there that you can play alone or against peers. Want to sharpen your brain? Try online chess. Want to practice ahead of your next trip to a casino? Try some casino games with free spins and no deposit. There are thousands of online games out there that could keep you entertained all weekend. Some are solo games like slots, while others can be games against other players, like blackjack. Some online casinos even offer live games that let you interact in real time with dealers in actual betting salons via webcams. The options are literally endless, it’s the choice that is the hardest.
Write a Journal
You may not have seen this coming, but many people today are opting to have an online blog or journal, or just a simple notebook in which they pen their thoughts, memoirs, insights, and fears. Buy a lovely notebook from the store, sit down with your favorite hot beverage, and put your thoughts down on paper. Has anything triggered you during the past week? Or are you going through something at work? Journaling is a great way to ensure that baggage does not drag its way into the next work or school session.
Take a walk
Taking a walk is a great way to clear your head, stretch your body, and get some exercise. You can either plug in your headphones to enjoy your favorite podcast, or just listen to the sounds of nature. Either way, taking a walk is a better alternative to staying home and binge-watching TV shows all day.
Visit friends and family
If you have not seen your family or friends in a long time, now would be a great time to do so. Many people travel on free weekends to ensure that they keep important relationships alive. These days there are so many cheap versions of travel with budget airlines, car shares and group rides that money doesn’t have to be an issue.
Retail therapy is good for everyone, except maybe your bank account. But hell, why do we work all week long if we can’t enjoy a bit of mall pleasure!? The weekends and holidays are when malls and markets are flooded with people, which shows that (almost) everyone loves to shop. If you have some cash to spare or some free coupons, hit the mall and spoil yourself with a pair of new shoes or do some window shopping. Today, you do not have to move an inch to shop – you can just fire up your smartphone and browse through Amazon or any other online store for gifts for yourselves or family.
Visiting somewhere new
Domestic tourism is a growing trend, with many people opting to visit undiscovered places near to home. Again, you do not necessarily have to travel far; you can eat out at that restaurant you have always wanted to try or visit the park. All you need is to get a change of scenery.
Try something new
Got any other ideas? We would be happy to hear about them. Inspire us! Let us know what you like to do in your free time to relax in the comment section below.
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