Ever have those weekends when there seems like there’s absolutely nothing to do? While lying in bed and staring into the abyss can be relaxing after a long week of work, it eventually loses its novelty. You could get up and watch tv or scroll through your social media feed. Maybe read a magazine. But, there are better ways to spend your time.
As a matter of fact, there are dozens, if not hundreds of things you could be doing that are beneficial for your health, wealth or happiness in one way or another. The best part is that most of these activities won’t cost you a dime either. Here are some ways you can have a good time at home without looking into your wallet.
You don’t have to be the next J.K. Rowling to enjoy writing. As a matter of fact, you don’t have to be good at all. The great part about writing is that the more you do it, the better you become. In a world where we communicate via text almost as much as we do verbally, having some writing skill is never a bad thing.
You could write a story, note your dreams every morning, or simply write down what happened each day. For maximum constructiveness, start a bullet journal and put your life into words. It’ll ensure that you always have something to do while helping you organize your life a bit more.
Just like with writing, the more you draw, the better you’ll become. There are tons of free guides available online to help you become a master of the sketchbook. All you need is a pen and some paper. If you end up enjoying it, you can always upgrade to a full set of markers or pencils and start getting more artistic.
If you hate the abomination you drew, don’t waste that paper by throwing it away just yet because you can still make something beautiful out of it. The great part about origami is that it doesn’t require much skill when you’re starting out. All you have to do is follow the instructions. Origami builds make great decoration pieces and gifts. Origami Way has a comprehensive list of guides for beginners and pros alike.
Learn Something New
If you’re reading this, you probably have a device with internet access, which means you have the entire world’s knowledge at your fingertips. Hit up Wikipedia, The New York Times or any other reputable source of information and learn something. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to know about the history of Europe. Or how the platypus came to be. With a few clicks, you can find out.
If none of these tickle your fancy, there are a million other things you could be doing around the house. You’re a human, which means there is always something you could be doing. Just don’t forget to head out and get some fresh air every now and then, too.