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Do you have one evening a week when you do nothing? Make it fun!

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We all need some time when we can be lazy and just de-stress

But eventually too much free time can become, well, too much.

So instead of wasting your whole evening on the couch, why not pick up a long-term hobby?

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The hardest part is choosing what the hobby will be and committing. Then, the fun begins!

And while you're at it, make your friend do it too so you can keep eachother in it for the long haul.

Take an online course.

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There are a ton of free online classes available (for example on coursera.org) that you can take for funsies or to learn something useful for your job.

See if there are any community art classes available and re-discover your love for pottery, painting, photography, etc.

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And you can gift the results to your parents/significant others who will have no choice but to love them!

Take advantage of a long-term volunteering opportunity

Such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, walking dogs at your local shelter, Habitat for Humanity, a Food Bank or anything else that will let you give back to your community and make you feel much better about life. Be the person who inspires someone to write a "Faith in Humanity Restored" story!
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Such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, walking dogs at your local shelter, Habitat for Humanity, a Food Bank or anything else that will let you give back to your community and make you feel much better about life. Be the person who inspires someone to write a "Faith in Humanity Restored" story!

Join a gym and go to a group workout class (at least) once a week.

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It's much easier to work out with other people and you may meet some new friends!

Learn a new sport, find a local league and join it.

Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, etc. have leagues around the country both indoor and out so you can practice all year long and meet some terrific people!
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Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, etc. have leagues around the country both indoor and out so you can practice all year long and meet some terrific people!

Is Ultimate Frisbee really a sport? Yeah, yeah it is.

Learn how to write an app for your phone

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Pick up a book at the library or start a tutorial online. It may take a while but the results will be worth it! Who knows, maybe you'll create the next angry birds.

Start a weekly game/puzzle/movie night with your friends/family.

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Chill way to relax that still has way more potential to be fun than watching netflix alone and create some memorable moments. Seriously, you don't need to be little to enjoy Pictionary, Taboo or Charades and they make for some great pictures!

Everyone has that one great idea that would make an awesome book that would become a best-seller and would make you famous. Use that free evening to start making that book a reality.

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And even if it isn't the masterpiece you've envisioned or you never finish it, you will still have a grand time reading it a few years from now. And so will your friends, kids and grandkids.

Start a letter exchange with a friend!

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Even if you talk to them regularly, it's still an awesome feeling to receive a handwritten letter in the mail :)

If you don't do this already, start a diary and write in it (at least) once a week.

It will be a great thing to look back on later. Plus a good way to rant about anything and everything.
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It will be a great thing to look back on later. Plus a good way to rant about anything and everything.

When it gets warmer, figure out if your area has any community gardens and, if it does, get a plot!

You'll spend some time outdoors and have something to show for it in the fall.
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You'll spend some time outdoors and have something to show for it in the fall.

And if you can't commit to anything regular, just promise to yourself that you will do one new thing every week or two.

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Try a new restaurant, go see a play, do a one day volunteering project, take a dance class or anything else you've never done before or haven't done for a while.

You don't wanna look back on your life and wish you'd done more exciting things. Don't be like this guy.

Be like her!

"Gladys Burrill, 92 years old, met this challenge with a positive attitude to become the Guinness Book of World Records’ Oldest Female Marathon Finisher. She is thus rightly nicknamed “Gladyator” by her local newspaper."
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"Gladys Burrill, 92 years old, met this challenge with a positive attitude to become the Guinness Book of World Records’ Oldest Female Marathon Finisher. She is thus rightly nicknamed “Gladyator” by her local newspaper."

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