Spare time can be very beneficial for us if we use it to our advantage. However, a lot of people don’t spend their spare time doing constructive things. Rather, many people choose to spend their time watching TV or laying around doing nothing. Unfortunately, this usually doesn’t help people when it comes to the quality of their life. In fact, it likely holds them back.

With the world being such a busy place, in my opinion, it’s important to take full advantage of every spare moment we have. Instead of spending our free time doing mindless tasks, we should engage ourselves in activities that add to our skills. The more skilled we are; the better life tends to be.

A lot of people have no idea where to start when it comes to filling their free time with things that are productive. If this is the jam you are in, you’re in luck because today we will be going over some great things to do with your leisure time.

Let’s go over a few examples…

1. Read

Reading is beneficial for many different reasons. One of which would be the fact that it is great for our minds and our cognitive ability. Instead of spending your free time doing something that could potentially harm your cognition, spend it doing something that will help your mind grow and avoid age-related memory loss as long as possible!

2. Begin Journaling

Journaling can be a lot of fun and it can also be beneficial for our lives. A journal can serve as a reference to turn toward for tough decisions. On top of that, it can serve as a great outlet for pent up emotions that may be unhealthy for our bodies and minds.

3. Write Some Poetry

If journaling isn’t really your thing, you may want to consider writing poetry. Poetry is another great tool for releasing emotions and thoughts in a positive manner. On top of that, writing poetry is also a great way to improve your vocabulary as well as your ability to structure things. As an added bonus, poetry writing can lead to a boost in confidence, especially if the poetry is recited in front of others.

4. Painting/Drawing

Painting and drawing are both great thigs to do with you have a spare moment. Both of these activities work wonders when it comes to tapping into the creative mind, which needless to say, can make a lot of things in life much easier.

You don’t need to be a great artist. Simply let your artistic side run wild and you will surely notice a boost in your creative thinking.

5. Consider Gardening

Believe it or not, gardening comes with many more benefits than just a beautiful looking yard. Creating a garden is a great way to offer yourself an opportunity to reconnect with nature. On top of that, gardening helps many people calm and soothe themselves in stressful times. Plus, your gardening time is a great time to think about all of the things going on in your life.

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