While it’s great to have some extra time during the weekend, occasionally boredom will hit and you’ll feel like you’re wasting time.
Often this will happen when free time comes up unexpectedly, say someone cancels on you, or you suddenly find you don’t have to do that class at university or shift at school every week.
Here are some of the best ways to beat the boredom blues:
Sure this may not be a popular suggestion, and it may take you awhile to motivate yourself to go to the gym, but you’ll feel great afterwards, and you certainly won’t regret it when you notice how buff you’re getting.
No one ever really regrets taking the time to work out, and along with endorphins, you’re likely to find that you simply feel better about yourself, and make healthier food choices for the rest of the day.
Your free time may have been unexpected, but you can still make the time to socialise. Why not call some of your friends, and get together for coffee or a walk, or even arrange for something more adventurous like horse riding, paintball, or go-carting?
If you’re feeling low on friends there are plenty of ways to meet new people. Join Couchsurfing, and if you can’t host someone from another country, head along to the meetups and see if anyone would like to be shown around by a local.
The internet is a great thing, and there are so many ways to beat boredom online, that it has to be the favorite of people around the world. Whether you prefer games of chance like slots, or something which requires you to thing a little more like Blackjack, roulette, or online video poker, you’ll be wondering where the time has gone when you finish playing, and you may even find yourself winning enough money to go on holiday or treat yourself next time you’re shopping.
Learn a new language
Have you always wanted to learn Spanish, French, Chinese, or Italian? How about Dutch, Africans or German? There are so many languages to learn, and in New Zealand we don’t get exposed to the same amount of new languages as those who live abroad.
If you can’t find lessons for a good price at home, check online and you’ll find people who can teach you on Skype for a great price, or make a deal and teach a stranger English in exchange for French.
There are also tons of apps, software and books which can hep take your lessons to the next level.
Become a Bookworm
Have you got a reading list as long as your arm, full of classics and recommendations from friends? Most of us have. Reading is inexpensive, fun, and the time will pass before you know it. If you have a kindle you’ll find tons of free books, or you could go “old-school” and head down to the local library. You’ll be surprised how much fun you’ll have browsing the aisles.