If you have some free time up your sleeve, use it to learn something new.
In this article, we will provide you with 15 things you can do in your free time.
Get On A Bike
Biking is one of the best physically active hobbies you can do in a short period of time.
Within ten to thirty minutes, you can cycle around your neighborhood.
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Put On Your Jogging Clothes
Jog for five minutes. Jog for ten minutes or even across your neighborhood for twenty minutes.
The idea is to move your body. And remember the more you move your body, the healthier and wealthier you get.
If jogging sounds daunting, just practice jogging in place in your room.
Go For A Walk
Rather than binge-watching Netflix for hours, why not go for a walk?
Just ten to thirty minutes of daily walking can reduce stress. It can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
If you don’t move your body for long periods of time, you will start losing muscle. Muscle atrophy is a serious phenomenon.
Make walking a part of your life.
Write In A Journal
Express your thoughts and ideas on paper using a journal entry book.
Your thinking improves and so will your approach to life.
This can be done for just ten minutes a day. Imagine doing it for a whole year straight.
Grab A Book
The world was built with ideas and can your life.
Books contain a great deal of information which can improve any aspect of your life.
Authors have spent a great deal of time thinking about their lives and the world. They have then conceptualized and articulated those ideas in words for you to assimilate. According to George R.R. Martin, a reader lives and thousand lives while a man who never reads lives once. You can shape your life by thinking through the ideas of others and then using that information to positively design your life for success.
So go grab a book and become a better person.
Sketch Note Your Ideas
Most people think I cannot draw. And that is why the idea of sketch noting is important.
With sketch noting, you don’t need to get fancy. All you need to do is doodle the ideas in your visually.
This can be done in less than five minutes and can help you improve your brain functioning.
If you want to learn more about sketch noting, check out Verbal To Visual by Dough Neil.
Take Some Pictures With Your Phone
The world around you is wonderful.
Just spending a few minutes to capture the world will help get in touch with reality.
Get your smartphone. Turn to the nearest object you can see and take a picture.
Do this consistently and you will start seeing the world in a different way.
Do A Short Meditation Practice
With meditation, start small.
Take notice of a single breath and continue from there.
As it becomes habitual, start adding more time to the practice.
Clean Your Room
A clean room can impact your life in many ways.
Taking ten to fifteen to tidy your room will go a long way to boost the quality of your life.
Here are three benefits of a clean room.
- Better Sleep Quality
- An opportunity to get some physical exercise.
- Better air movement
- Your confidence level improves.
Learn Some New Words
Words are the building blocks of any language. If want to become fluent in any language, start with two to three words.
In your free time, this is doable. Just search for some new words. Write them down check their meanings and write four or five sentences using that word.
By the time you realize it, you have learned a whole lot of new words for that specific language. In doing so, you will be able to articulate and express your thoughts effectively and easily.
Watch An Educational Video
There are thousands of educational videos on any topic on YouTube.
We recently posted a video on some of the best YouTube Videos that can change your life.
Inform yourself every day with new ideas.
Call A Family Member
Relationships are the spice of life.
Without them, life is meaningless.
If you have been drenched with work and haven’t connected with your family, use your free time to call one of your family members. It doesn’t need to take minutes. Just a couple of minutes to say hello.
Such gestures go a long way. By the time you realize, you are connecting more with your family on a deeper level.
Cook A Healthy Meal
Grab a few items and start making a healthy dish for yourself. The time will still pass so use it to revitalize yourself and improve your health.
Play A New Instrument
Grab a guitar and start playing some new chords.
According to science, it is beneficial to your well-being.
Just a few minutes of playing a musical instrument, your stress levels fall and your mood improves.
Don’t let this pass you by. Play any musical instrument with the free time you have.
Learn A New Concept About Anything
Concepts are the backbone of life.
Imagine learning new concepts about personal finance. You can use those ideas to manage your finances by investing more, saving wisely, and rapidly increasing your financial acumen in the long run.
So, pick a broad topic concerning an are your life and learn new concepts that can help you improve it.