You must have had a weekend that you wanted to spend at home, without going anywhere. Maybe you’ve had enough of people at work for the week and just want to spend some time alone. It sounds great, doesn’t it? And it is most of the time However as the time passes, you will inevitably get bored. Unless you have a super-interesting hobby that holds your attention, there are many free, well almost free, ways of entertaining yourself. Here are some ideas.
Video Chat with a Friend
Those weekends are prefect for catching up with someone whom you don’t’ see so often, for example a friend who has moved overseas. You can make yourself a nice cup of coffee, and the best thing you can both have lunch in front of the screen while you are talking it over, never leaving your rooms.
Watch Recorded TV Shows
In the last five years there has been an outbreak of quality TV shows that seem to keep popping up. You’ve just started a second season of one show when your colleague tells you about an amazing new HBO TV show that you definitely must see, unless you want it retold every day at the lunch break. There never seems to be time on weekdays to watch an episode or two. Luckily, Optus Fetch service allows you to record TV shows, movies, and even access video sharing hubs like Netflix or You Tube.
Fill Newspaper Crosswords
There is something unexplainably rewarding about solving crosswords puzzles. It combines the fact that you know so many different things, and the idea that you are filling in data, something that you might be doing at work. And the reward comes in solving some of the entries with ease while trying how to figure out the hard ones, using cues. If you get hooked on them, you can even buy an inexpensive word puzzle magazine.
Start a Blog on a Favorite Subject
There are many free hosting servers where you can create your personal blog. You can write about different themes, about your life in general, things that bother you or things that you want to share with other people. It is free, it is easily accessible and a perfect way of attracting likeminded people.
Make Favorite Playlists
Not all songs are created equal. Even the music industry gurus admit that albums are purely commercial form, with three or four songs carrying the weight of the whole affair. And with all the music that you have collected over the years, the decision what to play in specific occasions is never easy. You could use those long hours spent at home to start making playlists for every occasion, maybe even more than one. For example chill out lists, cleaning the house list, romantic dinner list, beer drinking list, and so on.
The list can go on and on. The best thing about these free ways of entertainment is that you can save a lot of money by staying at home. And if you invite your friends or your partner, the fun will never seem toend.