Learn a skill

Learning a skill is easier now more than ever. With many accessible online resources, it is easy to pick up a new skill in no time. Whether you prefer online or physical classes, enroll in any class that you enjoy or want to learn. Or perhaps this could be a sport that you have always wanted to learn. Classes are usually budget friendly and great for students who have some free time on their hands.

Exercise/keep fit

Keeping fit is important regardless of how busy your schedule is but it is easier to remember to exercise when you have free time. Use the time that you have to spare to exercise more than you usually do. Health is an important aspect of life. If you usually do not exercise a lot, this will be a great time to pick up important habits.

Read a book

There are many great books out there that suit readers who enjoy different genres. Having spare time on your hands is the perfect time to indulge in a good book. Perhaps there has always been a book you’ve always wanted to read, now is the perfect opportunity to dive right in!


Exploring different places is a great way to build character and make new memories. Plan a getaway when you know you’ll have a period of free time in the future. Travelling is a great way to spend your free time and it is an experience you will hardly forget.


De-cluttering your home means that you will have less mental clutter and you’ll feel more relaxed at your home. Taking a day or two to go through all the physical things you do not need anymore and throwing them out is one that will add benefit to your life. It will be less physical clutter and you will feel relieved and at ease for throwing the unnecessary things away.


Volunteering your time to a good cause is another great way to spend your free time. Volunteering at your local charity or nursing home is a great way to give back to the community and help others who need your help. It is a selfless act that will allow you to feel good about yourself.

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”

― L.P. Jacks