5 After-work Plans That Don’t Involve Netflix
The feeling of being a couch potato and binge watch Friends a million times all over again is glorious. We’ve all done that. We still do that a lot. But sometimes we need other options, hobbies and human interactions. Watching a film at the cinema falls into that same category, so we are not putting that thought in your head either. Here are some ideas to spice up your after-work lifestyle that may potentially become your routine.
1. Take an evening stroll
If you have loads of thoughts that are still hanging in your brain, this is a great activity to clear your head and feel refreshed. Taking a stroll alone, whether around the park or in the city, is calming and relaxing. If you feel like making human interactions, invite a friend to walk with you. Social activities can be overwhelming and knackering sometimes, taking a cosy stroll instead can enhance the quality of conversations as you feel more relaxed.
2. Start a home project
Start small, but an item of space you have been wanting to improve. Whether it’s the clutter you have been trying to get rid of, or the kitchen you wanted to revamp - getting your hands on a home project can increase the enjoyability of staying in and give you a goal outside of work and personal achievements.
3. Go for one-off classes
Applying for a monthly course just to try out an entirely new hobby may be too big of a commitment. Many courses out there now offer one-off workshops or even a first trial deal. Art classes are always fun and rewarding as you get to keep your own creation. If art does not tickle your fancy, challenge yourself with a new sport or discover new cooking techniques.
4. Plan your weekend and holidays
There’s nothing more exciting than planning your next vacation or a short trip. Have a bank holiday break coming up? Look up some flights, accommodation, attractions to visit and start the anticipation.
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5. Join social events
Social and networking events are great for extroverts who find going to the pub straight after work every evening mundane. Socialising doesn’t have to link with alcohol or staying in your work circle. Many websites and communities hold events weekly to bring link-minded people together and share ideas - great way to meet new people who share similar values with you and engage in quality conversations.