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How can I productively spend my free time?

I have no idea what to do with my time so I'm constantly bored. Any Ideas?
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Lisa’s Answer

That's fantastic that you want to be productive even in your free time. Keep in mind though, it's completely okay and well worth it to not always have to feel productive when you aren't at school or work. However, if you're bored and you want to keep yourself active with something worthwhile, my advice is to get outside and get involved. Sports are a great outlet for not being bored, and you have the opportunity to make friends in the process. Soccer, softball, baseball, tennis, etc. - there are generally many options in the community and teams for all levels of experience.

You can also consider pursuing hobbies based on your own interests. Do you like to cook or bake? Do you enjoy painting or building things? Do you want to sharpen your technical skills? There are so many free tutorials and forums online that you can learn from others how to advance your skills in many creative ways, even in the comfort of your own home if going to an in person class is not an option. You can also ask family and friends if they need help with anything.

Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start. Start documenting a list of things you enjoy doing, things that you may be interested in and haven't done yet, and life goals you may have for yourself. When you create a vision of what kind of future you want for yourself, it helps to serve as that north star for actions you may take now to help get you there. Plus it doesn't hurt to start thinking about all the things you can do to enjoy life as you're planning for your future.

I hope that helps!
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John’s Answer

Jason let’s be honest, do students have that much free time. You have to attend classes, write numerous papers, do homework, possibly work a part-time job to earn some extra money, etc. The only thing you want to do after a long day is to get into your cozy bed and watch something entertaining. No one will argue the fact that your brain needs a good rest. But it does not always mean that the activity you choose for relaxation is not helpful in any other way. Believe it or not, but if you choose the right activity, it will not only give you brain some time to process the information but also learn something new, it’s also an integrant part of your work-life balance.

PHYSICAL EXERCISE – Will reboot your brain in no time. Your mood gets better thanks to the increasing level of endorphins and serotonin. If you exercise regularly, you will see an improvement in your mental health as well as your physique. The best part is that you can choose whatever you like: jogging, yoga, pilates, etc. Remember that it can be quite difficult to start but after 14 days of regular training, it will turn into a good habit.

AUDIOBOOKS – You can read self-development books that will inspire, motivate and help you set your goals and achieve them. There are many excellent autobiographies, financial, self-help books that can help you to learn how to start your business and great novels to help you expand your imagination and make you “disconnect” from the world. And for those who prefer listening over reading, thousands of those books are available in audio form, where anyone can listen while doing something else like cleaning your room or just chilling.

VOLUNTEERING – Do you have the knowledge or skills you can use to uplift your community? You can consider volunteering. Unlike most other activities you can engage in during your spare time, volunteering helps both you and the community members. You can spend time working in an organization, mentor young professionals, or even do cleaning activities. It will go a long way to improve the community’s lives around you, and you will feel happy about it. Volunteering will offer a great networking experience and introduce you to many people who might, in turn, help you in the future.

Try to incorporate these activities into your life to stay happy and productive Jason.
Thank You Maeve. What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. John Frick
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Yolande’s Answer

It's wonderful that you are thinking of using your time productively. Perhaps you can think of areas which are of interest to you, whether it may be learning a new topic or an area of interest. Personally, I find that there are so many sources of information available these days, whether they are courses which you can attend in person, or online resources. Many universities or large companies like Google also provide courses which even have certifications.

Life is a journey of learning, and if you are keen to use your time productively, that is a positive start!
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T.’s Answer

Plan a Goal and an objective.

Consider Why?

Have contingency connected to your Planning.

Write a vision Statement.

Consult others for Support.

Know Your Market. ...

Contemplate realistic ideas.
Characterize, Develop and take action
And Don't procrastinate
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Barbara’s Answer

Hi there! Volunteering in your local community is a great way to spend your time and engage in your community! Also, there are many books or on-line articles that are free to read that may assist in positive ways to utilize your time and to learn more about topics that may interest you. I encourage you to research different topics that interest you and explore the different ways that you can positively impact your friends, family and others!
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