With so much to achieve in our lives, our habit of being workaholics, life offers us with insignificant time. We negotiate everyday with ourselves, with our lives, with our work to spare us with more time, more time to put into something that makes us realize of our workaholic nature; so that we learn that whatever time we devote being busy creating something for others has some worth, and that we deserve whatever free time our lives leaves us with.
10. AMEND OURSELVES
In this dynamic world, there is a constant need for change. At one time or the other, all of us become dissatisfied with a realm of our lives and decide to change ourselves. This, in fact, is a difficult task. But we look towards free time whenever we think about amending or developing a quality. Once we are set in our ways, it becomes difficult to evolve into something new as it seems impossible to manipulate who we’ve become. But with the right mindset and constant diligence, we use our free time to be invested into something that will not only help us sustain but also make us a better man.
Looking at the benefits yoga, and in order to keep ourselves healthy, not only physiologically but also psychologically and biochemically, people look forward to exercise yoga during their spare time. Yogic activities include an assortment of physical and mental exercises. A class of these yogic activities also provides us with the body purification techniques. Yoga releases tension, and creates a calm and composed mind. People try to practice yoga, if not every day, then at least on weekly basis; mostly during weekends when they are off their work related environment. It gives flexibility, strength, good posture, and relaxed mind and body.
8. LOOK AT OUR OLD PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEOS
With a job keeping you on your feet most of the time of the day, even keeping you awake at night, people don’t often get to look at anything else other than their daily routines. Such people often find free time to look at an old photograph or a video that they must have made during a function at home, school or college, to relive the past, it gives them immense pleasure and satisfaction. Free time provides us with a gift, a gift to look at those old photographs of a wedding where your best friend must have gone crazy or a school function or a college play, anything that could make you realize the grandness of time. You reminisce the time when you enjoyed the most or even an emotional cause that may have made tears roll down your blissful face.
7. WORK OUT
People used to consider their health first even before the upcoming of the gyms. Nowadays you will often hear from a lot of fitness trainers or trainees, even doctors to focus on our health. Since their upcoming, people have believed in such centers, they have invested their time and put their interest in these fitness hubs. A lot of people across the world prefer to work out during their free time of the day; they invest so much in such centers, not only economically but also physically. They spend hours to maintain their shape or mostly get into shape.
6. CALL AN OLD FRIEND, COLLEAGUE OR RELATIVE
With less or no time that our lives nowadays leaves us with, irrespective of the kind of work one may be committed to, at your workplace, school or college, one looks forward to call someone who they know care for them. A five minute break or a long weekend of free time gives them this opportunity to tell their side of the story, ask a million questions and even scold an old friend out of love. Whether it is about the people who used to work with you at your old place, your out of town staying parents or even your cousin who was always there for you, it could be anyone, people like to talk and even talk for hours over the phone in their spare time.
The feeling you get when you sit with your old pals, or cousins, family members and play an old game that you used to, or even do, an outdoor game that used to make your day, a team that you formed and played against the best of your domain, is indeed incredible. Reminiscing the same feeling during the free time is one our favorites, it keeps you in your game and you do what you like. People make new friends while playing along, share their interests and fill in their free time. It helps them rejoice the old memories.
4. DINNER WITH YOUR LOVED ONE(s)
Dinner is the most important meal of the day, it isn’t about how much nutrition it gives you, but it makes a good conversation over the dinner table. You can take your “special one” out for dinner and talk about work, talk about your life, even get to know your counterpart better. These special dinners, they may also be with your family or friends, make up some refreshing memories. Even summer barbecues and dinners, when you cook and eat together, brings up different tastes and colors of our own lives. Every parent, no matter how much busy he/she must be in their job, finds free time for dinner table conversations. Even studies show that families who spare time for it tend not to lose their children into alcohol or drugs.
3. GO FOR A LONG DRIVE/VISIT AN OLD PLACE
Got a few hours? Got back home from your job? Need some breathe of fresh air? One of the easiest ways in which people spend some free time, especially during the summer nights, is by going on a long drive or at an old place that you used to visit when you were a kid. Lower down your glasses, put some music on, pick up your friends or colleagues, and choose a highway. The cool breeze will pull you in your romantic self, if you are with your girlfriend or your soul mate; it’s so refreshing that you are lost in the breeze; you may even find your partner swinging and singing along.
2. USE SOCIAL NETWORKS
Social networks gives us a variety of options, you can spend seconds or even days of your spare time, and won’t even get bored of them. They are quick refreshments. That’s why everyone wants to be connected with such an action. WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, etc. provides us the platform to interact with other people, tell them what you are up to, upload pictures/videos, check in at a place and tell your friends, or even just sit and read whatever you like. You can easily spend hours with all the gags and memes or even Rajnikant jokes that everyone once went crazy about, no offence. Social networks are not bounded by time, they are free and only need internet access, also every generation can access them, and they provide us with instant chat which allows us to interact with one another effectively.
1. PLAN A TRIP
Got a week’s free time or more? The best way people love to utilize free time is by planning a trip. It could be a short one, to some nearby place, in some cottage with some of your close mates, and family. Set up their mood, pull everyone you can, make list of places, decide and have endless fun. The trip will depend on certain factors, such as the time you can spare; you may even plan a trip abroad, if you have considerable time in hand. Trips helps you explore the world more closely; plan a trip to the place you always wanted to visit, that makes you just get up, feel the fresh air, run on the beach, explore the wild forests, get to know more, even climb a mountain. Such ideal trips give us immense pleasure and satisfaction.