When you’re busy rushing around all day, it can be easy to overlook the importance of giving yourself a little downtime in the evenings. You might feel there’s too much to do or fancy putting yourself straight to bed (just me!?) but if you can fit it in then there are huge benefits to having some time to let your mind relax. Not only are you giving yourself permission to focus on you and your needs for a while, you’ll find that your stress levels drop and you should get a better night’s sleep having let your brain unwind from the whirr of the day! But what should you do with that spare time, step away from the computer? As funny as it may seem, you don’t have to go technology free to give your brain that rest time… here are some of our favourite hobbies that you can do whilst being firmly online!
Start A Blog
Hello and welcome to what started life as my hobby! Starting a blog can be a really lovely use of your spare time, whether you use it to learn new skills online or you decide to document a hobby or your family life. The great thing about blogs is that you can set them up with no investment needed thanks to organisations such as WordPress, meaning you can just sit and write without any pressures. Writing can be a great stress reliever and hugely cathartic especially if you’re sharing personal experiences. And you never know, you could find that your hobby turns into a job over time!
Play Online Games
Online gaming is the one of the most popular ways for people to spend free time online. Part of this could be down to the huge range of choice available; from multiplayer online games through your television through to casino style games on your laptop; there’s a huge variety out there. If you’re looking to try your hand and potentially win some money, sites such as OnlineCasinos can help ensure that you only use safe, reliable gambling sites as well as directing you to both your favourite and new games. Please remember if you do decide to part with money online that you always gamble responsibly.
Join A Chatroom
Chatrooms may seem like a dated concept but they’re still very active areas of the internet. If you’ve got a subject that you’re passionate about then finding the right chatroom can help connect you to other likeminded individuals, allowing you to share ideas and experiences. From chatting about your favourite tv show to sharing conspiracy theories or talking about photography, there really is something for everyone. You can connect with those more local to you or chat to people on the other side of the world!
Learn Something New
One of the best things about the internet is the wealth of knowledge it brings to your fingertips. Online education is now widely available and can often be found at minimal costs. Sites such as Udemy allow you to take online courses in pretty much everything, whether it’s business skills, the theory behind a new hobby or just an opportunity to brush up on your school learning ready to help your kids with their homework. Many sites will also offer certification meaning your hobby can help you to bolster your CV at the same time… great for those who want to push themselves a little further.
Catch Up With Your Favourite Shows
Well it wouldn’t be a comprehensive list of online hobbies if we didn’t include a good dose of catching up on your favourite shows. Multiple platforms for watching tv shows, documentaries and movies exist allowing you access to new and old movies alike. Perfect for a bit of escapism after a busy day at work!