In our daily life, we all have some time in which we have nothing to do, we are completely free at that time. No matter how busy our schedule, there always comes a stage when we have nothing to do.
So why not use this free time to do something else which will benefit in our future and our self-improvement?
You might be thinking that free time is for relaxation, for recovering energy. Did you know it takes only 5 to 10 minutes to relax our body? The rest of the time we just feel lazy. It’s not the tiredness that you have to overcome, it is the laziness!
Do you know Dhirubhai Ambani?
When he was not a successful man he does many jobs. In the age of 16, he works in a petrol pump. But after his full day work, he always does some part-time job.
He believes that to become successful, he should have to work hard. He does many jobs in his life and never stops on some setbacks.
Now he is one of the richest people in India.
Dhirubhai Ambani is the real example of the words, “Hard Work Always Pays Off.”
Now come to the point that how can you spend your free time in doing something beneficial? It’s not that you should do some part-time job or something else. But it’s you should do something new. Instead of doing some non-sense stuff, gain knowledge in your free time.
Let me tell you how I spend my free time.
Whenever I have some free time, I open the internet and search for new things, some new topics. I always try to learn something new. I open YouTube and start watching something new. Did you know every little thing can teach us something new, only if we have the eyes to see and the interest to learn?
Did I use social media sites in my free time?
Yes, I use.
But I have joined various communities on almost every social media platform and I keep reading those stuff. Social sites are not just for fun or just to chat with your friends, it can be a source of knowledge too.
So how you should spend your free time?
10 Productive Ways to Use Your Free Time:
1. Look Up for Something New
As I said earlier, “Internet is full of knowledge. You just have to explore it.” Try to learn something new. Seek something new, search something new and so on.
Learning is an endless process. The more you learn the more you become better and more self-consciousness you become. But that day when you stop learning then there will be no growth.
If you want to do something big in your life, first prepare yourself for that. And how can you prepare yourself? Simple, by learning, by practicing, by experiencing.
2. Perfect Yourself
Free time is the best time to practice, to make yourself better. It is the best time to keep practice to be the best version of yourself. You can spend your free time doing some practice in those works in which you are not so good.
And as you know, “Practice doesn’t have any glory, but without practice, there is no glory.” Instead of creating some new schedule for your practice work you can also practice in your free time. Thus, you can save your time and plus can spend your free time doing something beneficial.
3. Do the Things of Your Hobby
Doing things of your hobby in your free time give you pleasure plus you relax by doing these things. No matter what your hobby is. It may be singing, gardening, dancing, blogging or something else. Whatever your hobby is spending your free time doing that. It will benefit in two major ways:
1. You start feeling relax and it fills up you with pleasure.
2. You are becoming better in those things because the more you do, the more you know about that work.
4. Spend Time on Reading
This is what many successful peoples do in their free time and you should try it in your life. What you should do? Just pick one random pick (no matter if it is a magazine) and read that.
Reading is a habit that helps us to evolve our knowledge. It helps us to gain knowledge and to become perfect in one subject.
Choose the book of your interest and read that. This simple habit can help you a lot for your future as well as present time also.
5. Say “No” to Distractions
Distractions are always and everywhere. But to be successful, to be productive, you must say “No” to distractions. Distraction simply means the things which will mislead you. Which will make you forget your future or your aim.
Distractions are very common in one’s daily life. It can be a little nap or use of your phone. Anything which misleads you to do something productive is distractions.
To say “NO” to distractions you should be very confident and strong. You must set your mind on your future aim instead of these little distractions. Distractions can make us happy, but only for a little time. Where the accomplishment of goals makes us happy for our entire life.
6. Work on Your Self
You can spend your free time by working on yourself. What you should work? Just work on your personality, works on your communication skills, work on self-improvement. These small things can drive a huge positive change in your life.
Everyone loves a person who is well in communication, whose personality is impressive. Try to improve yourself and work on it in your free time.
7. Accomplish Goals
You can use your free time to work for and to accomplish your goals. These goals can be your life goals or you can set your own small goals for that short time.
The accomplishment of goals helps us to stay motivated and to keep working. If one does something without any progress or with zero progress he/she feels desperate and sometimes angry.
To avoid these, one should set short goals and reward himself after the accomplishment of those goals.
8. Build a Network
In your free time, you can also build a network/community. By this you can interact with new people, learn something new from them and plus it also helps you to increase your communication skills. Try to communicate with the peoples who are successful in their field and ask their experiences. You will learn something new and useful from them.
9. Analyze Yourself
You can use the free time to analyze yourself. Analyze yourself and note down the things in which you are good and bad about.
After you analyze all those things, try to find out that how you can become better I those things.
And at last, work to become better in them.
10. Part Time Career
You can start a part-time career of your interest. For example, you can start a blog, you can make a YouTube channel and many more. There are many career options available. It just needs to see them with the right approach.
“Do not see free time as a time when you can just sleep, see it as a time when you can have a completely new life.” -Manish Kumar