It is very important to spend quality time with your children, HOWEVER, it is also good to NOT spend some time with them. If you don’t have kids, then use this list to just spend time alone, whether it’s away from a spouse, roommate, significant other, etc). Get out of the house and go get your fun on (is that a phrase?).
Connecting via social media doesn’t count either – you should physically do something. Stimulate your mind, get your creative juices flowing, or just let loose (but not too loose – you want to be allowed to leave the house again…)
Think of something that you’ve always wanted to do, but life got in the way and you were never able to start or finish it. Or think of something that you used to love doing, but don’t do it anymore for whatever reason. Don’t want to be alone? No worries, these activities could include friends or, better yet, do them by yourself to possibly meet a whole new set of people.
I’m sure you can think of something to do, but if you need some help getting started here are 35 ideas:
1. Go to the movies
2. Take a long drive without having any particular destination in mind (but please come back!)
3. Spend a day at the spa
4. Go for a long jog (or walk)
5. Sit in your car in a parking lot and write in a journal
6. Go to the local library and browse
7. Go to the park and just sit, watch, and take it all in
8. Take random photos of anything and everything
9. Go to the gym
10. Take up a pottery class
11. Sew or knit a sweater
12. Train for a marathon
13. Run a marathon
14. Take a night (or day) class
15. Stay overnight at a hotel
16. Volunteer at an animal shelter
17. Volunteer at a hospital
18. Go to the beauty salon
19. Go out to your favorite restaurant
20. Try a new restaurant
21. Go on a cruise
22. Send your family away for the weekend and you stay home
23. Visit a museum
24. Do a crossword puzzle (yes, they still do exist)
25. Go ice/roller skating
26. Go to a Bible study
27. Take up a dance class
28. Learn another language
29. Go back to college
30. Read a book
31. Do a girl’s night out
32. Go for a hike
33. Learn how to swim
34. Take a zumba class
35. Take a walk around your old college campus & reminisce
What else can you think of?
This is a GREAT list! Every once in awhile my husband takes pity on me and gives me an entire weekend to myself. However, whenever this happens I struggle to find things to do and end up wasting my weekend cleaning the house from top to bottom (or something ridiculous like that)…justifying it with a “Well, that doesn’t ever get done properly when the kids are here”. But your list has inspired me to start thinking outside the house! Thank you!
LOL – sometimes it is a struggle to think of something to do. It’s a hard switch to turn off when you have the chance to do something for yourself. Thanks Kim! Hopefully, you can have some you time soon!
LOVE this list. I agree I think it’s so important to do things alone. So often we as women lose ourselves in our family and we forget about the things we enjoy. I plan to do a similar post to share with my readers. Thanks for the inspiration. Stopping by from Sitsgirls Sharefest.
I used to have a hard time doing things by myself, for myself, but I look forward to it now! Thanks for the visit Siobhan!
Kim @ Life is a Lullaby says
Great list – now if I could only find a babysitter… 😉
LOL! Maybe that could be my next topic! 35 ways to find a babysitter!