If you’re anything like me, you go to work in the morning, come back in the evening, make some food and veg out. I mean I got in to a really bad habit of doing absolutely nothing with my free time other than watch TV which was getting me down and making me feel kinda miserable and unaccomplished. There are ways of avoiding this feeling and below I share what worked for me.
Get A Hobby
This might seem obvious, but really – get a hobby. Find something you enjoy doing and will stick to because it will help you think of something other than work. If you enjoy walking, take up walking, if you enjoy knitting take up knitting. Find something that will make YOU feel like you’ve accomplished something with your free time. For me that is writing, blogging and photography and well they really help me clear my mind from work.
Clean Your House
This is probably a weird one, but think about how you feel after you’ve done cleaning. Accomplished and better, right? Trust me on this. If you clean your house/flat etc during the week you’ll have more time to do the fun things on your entire night off. I know it’s tempting to slump down and relax after work, but you’ll feel proud of yourself if you clean.
Instead of just heating up food, take the time to prepare and cook a really nice meal for yourself. This way you get food that is better for you and it will taste better because you’ve made it all by yourself. It’s a nice creative way to get your mind off everything else.
Watch a Show
Yes, I did tell you not to do this earlier, but after doing all the other things above wouldn’t it feel great to reward yourself with another episode of a great show? Once you’ve started one you can limit yourself to one (or two, because let’s face it you won’t be able to resist another episode) episode a night.
Organise A Day With Friends
In this day in age it’s so much easier to rely on social media and phones to keep in touch with your friends, but if you set one day aside to spend with your friends and make sure they do the same then you’ll see them more often and feel generally happier because of it. It stops your whole life becoming about work and chores.
So that’s my advice on what to do in your spare time. Have anything to add? Please comment below.