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How to Make the Most of Your Free Time

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Modern life requires a whole lot of hard work and long hours. At the end of your jam-packed week, on your few days off, it’s tempting to vegetate in front of the TV or sleep late into the morning. You might want to stay in your pajamas before the rat race begins once more on Monday morning. This means it’s even harder to make the most of your free time in the evenings after work when it feels as though there is a mountain of things to do before bed, like packing lunches, laundry, and having a decent dinner with your family.

Remember though that making time for yourself is an absolute must. Self-care is necessary for both your physical and mental wellbeing. Use this guide to see how, even with all the busyness of your life, carving out quality time is possible. Try new things and have some fun with whatever free time and spare cash you have to hand.

Shaking up meal times

One way of shaking up your life is by taking something you do every day anyway and making it more exciting, such a dinner time. It can be easy to come home and throw something into the oven quickly that isn’t necessarily very healthy or yummy, simply out of convenience.

Instead, why not resolve to try new food at least once a week? Plan what kind of meal it’ll be as you eat your lunch, for example. Doing so can make the weekdays a bit more interesting, and there are lots of recipe ideas online. A good place to start is by looking at food recipes from a different culture and giving those ones a go. You’ll expand your pallet and make meals feel more adventurous.

A little adrenaline rush

Everyone wants a little bit of excitement in their lives, but this can be hard to find when your schedule is so involved every day and you only have maybe an hour to yourself. A way to solve this is something that gives you a buzz after a long day, like a virtual game.

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Some proper relaxation

Everyone needs to relax and clear their head. After a long day, the easiest thing might seem to be going straight to bed for a nap before dinner. But doing so isn’t always the best way to deal with stress. Another option is yoga, which both lets the mind relax and helps your body become stronger and toned. Then you are in a better position mentally and physically to take on the day ahead.

There are lots of reasons you should try yoga, but primary amongst them are the benefits you feel within yourself. Yoga can improve calmness and help you realize personal wants and needs. When you make the most of your free time with yoga, you’re better equipped to deal with the challenges of everyday life than before. Yoga is worth doing, and you can get to know what time of day works best for you. Perhaps it’s once in the morning, so you have a positive start. Or maybe you’re a yogi by night, so that you can properly unwind.

A whole new you

Another idea to make the most of your free time is to freshen up your style. There are many reasons why you should get out of your fashion comfort zone and change up your style. For example, changing your look could lead to a whole new world outlook as you become more confident in your appearance and more motivated about goals.

These style changes do not have to be radical either. You might simply get some new clothes that make you walk and act more confidently. And your wellbeing and self-esteem will benefit.

Cocktail, anyone?

How about a fun drink on a Friday night after a week’s worth of work and house chores? Your Friday evening may be one of the few times a week you can get a night off to enjoy yourself and unwind. With this in mind, why not ditch your usual glass of wine and start whipping up some exciting cocktails in their place? You can find lots of recipes online for exciting cocktails to try on your next night off from a simple search online and start to get creative.

If you are new to the art of cocktail-making look for easy, three-ingredient cocktail recipes to try out first. For example, you can find recipes for standard classics such as margaritas online that only include a few ingredients. Your kitchen turns into a bar, wink wink. What’s more, you won’t have to fork out for the expensive prices for drinks at nightclubs and bars on a Friday night out.

Equipped with these ideas, you can now start making the most of your free time. Rejuvenate and enjoy yourself, starting this weekend!

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26 Comments

  1. celinelingg August 18, 2018

    This is truly inspiring and of course super helpful❤

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  2. thelonelyauthorblog August 18, 2018

    Great post. I try to do just that. There is plenty of time for play. So being efficient and productive with free time is the key.

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  3. shopsistertribe August 18, 2018

    Lol 💜 #cocktail

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    1. Christy B August 24, 2018

      🍷

  4. ordinarilyextraordinarymom August 18, 2018

    Great suggestions Christy. Going to have to try yoga because I’m exhausted in the evenings now that school has started back up!

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    1. Christy B August 24, 2018

      I hope yoga works well for you and brings you the additional energy you want xo

  5. macalder02 August 18, 2018

    To occupy free time is to find ourselves. The life is today. Well the article.

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    1. Christy B August 24, 2018

      We have only the present time, indeed.

  6. broadview11 August 19, 2018

    Not worrying about what you will do, just go and find out.

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    1. Christy B August 24, 2018

      I’m glad you have found a way of living that suits you well 👍

  7. Donné August 19, 2018

    Picture this, if you will, a dark room and a roaring fire… no tv. Just a peaceful setting with nothing to drain your energy, physically or spiritually… ❤ very restorative.

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    1. Christy B August 21, 2018

      It really would be ideal :)

    2. Donné August 21, 2018

      I try make a point to do it (especially when i I house sit)

    3. Christy B August 24, 2018

      Nice!

  8. Nourished Naturally August 19, 2018

    Yoga is a fantastic way to use up free time! 🙌🏻

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    1. Christy B August 21, 2018

      And to make the most of the little free time someone might have too ;)

  9. Loretta August 20, 2018

    Hi Christy, I have been trying to leave comments and each time, I’m asked to log into WordPress – but when I do, it tells me they can’t find my account!!

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    1. Christy B August 20, 2018

      Hi Loretta,
      It seems to be a WP issue. I’m glad this one got through :) We’ll be adding a short explainer video soon to clarify it’s a WP problem and how to go about getting through it if this happens. Thanks for your patience as I love getting your comments xo

  10. innervoice28 August 21, 2018

    Wonderful post

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    1. Christy B August 21, 2018

      Thank you!

  11. Sparkling Dawn September 16, 2018

    Some great ideas there Christy, I like the sound of mixing up the menu a bit, so easy to get stuck in a rut of “same old same old” for dinner. As always you are there with the inspiration required…cocktails, yes please 🍹xx

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    1. Christy B November 12, 2018

      Bring on the cocktails, Dawn ;)

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