Summertime boredom often stems from not having anything to do. But let’s face it, your laziness is the primary reason why you’re bored. There are a lot of fun things you can do on to make better use of your free time for the next two months! Here are a just a few inexpensive ideas to get through your slow days!
Make your summer more meaningful by spending your time helping others. Look for volunteer groups within your area that you’d like to be a part of—like Muni PH, CARA Welfare Philippines, WWF, and more! It’s definitely better than wasting your days away watching Netflix shows or playing games on your computer.
Hold a garage sale
Think of it as motivation to start cleaning your room, like what your mom keeps nagging you to do. Set aside all the clothes, accessories, toys, and every other pre-loved item you have and sell them on online shops like Shopee or Lazada, or at your own garage sale. Not only will you rid your room of unnecessary clutter, but you’ll be earning from them too!
Start a garden
If you don’t have a garden in your house, then it’s time to start building one! It’s relaxing to grow and tend to plants once you get the hang of it, and it’s a nice routine to follow every day. If you don’t have a front or backyard, then creating an indoor garden is just as fine, if not even more exciting to do because you can also spend time decorating your little green space.
Learn a new skill
Dedicate your time expanding your skill set while you still have the luxury to do so! Learn something that will benefit you in the future, or something you would enjoy doing. Here are some of our suggestions.
Explore your city like it’s the first time
You don’t have to travel to far places to say your vacation was well-spent. You can just start in your hometown! Yeah, you might argue that you’ve lived there long enough to know it like the back of your hand, but do you know it well enough to recommend secret spots and hidden treasures to a visitor?
Spend this time to master your city or neighborhood. You’ll never know what you might find!
Hiking seems to be a favorite weekend activity these days, and for a good reason — it’s a fulfilling hobby! Once you start, you’re never going to end there. Unleash that adventurous spirit within you and embark on an early-morning hike with your friends, or go soul-searching on your own. Just be mindful of how you start and extinguish your campfires! With this summer heat, the dry spell could easily set off a forest fire.
Just because Art Month is long over doesn’t mean your appreciation for the local art scene should be put on hold. Now is actually the perfect time to go on a cultured road trip around the Metro to the various galleries and museums because, with all the free time you have, you can take time to understand the meaning and technique behind the artworks and not just value them for their aesthetic appeal (read: for Instagram-worthy profile photos).
There are plenty you could visit, and most of them are free of charge! Just remember these simple rules of art etiquette for millennials.
Start a business
It’s not that difficult to start a business if it involves using your hobbies to earn profit, but it does take time and effort to make it successful even for just a short while. It can be as simple as selling cookies or handcrafted accessories under your own brand. And who knows, you might discover that you have the potential to be an entrepreneur in the future!
But before you start, take note of these additional tips.
Do you have other ideas to beat summer boredom? Share them with us below!