Do you have a lot of free time on your hand and you do not know what to do with it? How you spend your spare time has a lot of influences on your life. Life is about balance, the best and non-expensive way to spend your free time is to have a hobby. Here are 9 ways to spend your free time wisely.
1. Read books, articles or novels
This is a hobby that is cheap and develops a lifelong skill. Read books ranging from nonfiction, fiction, sci-fi or religious books. Reading books gives you a more grasp of the world around you. There is a never-ending supply of what to read, you could go to the internet, or go to a library or you could buy some books at a garage sales/thrift shop. In case you have not yet realised this, successful people love reading a lot. Reading could give you that idea you have been looking for. Reading also helps to build up your semantic comprehension and your vocabulary, enhancing your communication skill.
Exercise is so important, helps you burn calories, build up muscles and oxygenate your brain. It could be a few hours after work or during the weekends and get your blood pumping, revitalize your spirit and get your endorphins flowing. With regular exercise, you will feel better and look better.
Writing is an art of putting your thought into a paper. If you have things going on and you are not yet ready to talk about it with people, you could get a journal and start putting it down Writing helps free the soul. Furthermore, you could start writing about others or create your own fictional characters, write a story based on real life and your imagination. Let your thought run wild.
Step out of your comfort zone and make effort to meet new people. There are so many social events that exist outside the sphere of corporate hours. It could be a weekend breakfast or a gathering for conversation. Grow your network, know people from different works of life and it will help bring more opportunities your way.
5. Take a Walk.
Walking has both health benefits and physical benefit. It is a great way to let off some steam and it helps clear the head. Just come out from where ever you are and take a walk, enjoy the scenery.
There is something about cooking, the thrill of pulling stuff together from scratch to create something tasty using the right recipe. Cooking is an artwork that is edible. Cooking could be really fun when you are in the right mood and you do not consider it as work.
Volunteering is a form of networking but this time you are helping someone or a group of persons. It is important to give back to your community no matter how small it may be, it will mean a great deal to someone else.
There are those favourite songs you so love and sings out loud even if your voice is as terrible as mine. You could get better with your voice, there is quite a lot of singing tutorial online(youtube)
9. Learn to play an Instrument.
Pick an instrument you love, it could be because of the sound they produce and how professional just manipulate them to produce such a nice rhythm. There are also so many tutorial videos online to learn from.