Do you have a long list of things you’d like to accomplish in life, ranging from exercising to practising yoga or meditation to writing the book you’ve always wanted to write to increasing your reading to unwinding and watching the sunrise? But we may lack the spontaneity and freedom to do these things and seize the day because of our jobs, education, families, and other significant responsibilities. Know more about how to plan your free time while studying abroad in this blog!
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What Does Free Time Actually Mean?
Everything not related to work is considered free time. Anything from reading to meditating to working on a passion project to spending time with friends and family could count as this activity. It may even be spending fifteen minutes just staring out the window.
But we must plan better if we are to make them a reality. These are our suggestions for how to organise your spare time and put it to good use in order to set and meet your goals.
Work can Sneak Up on You, But Free Time Can Make You Happy
There is always “one more thing to do,” regardless of how drained, hungry, or stressed you are. As a result of being connected around the clock, there will always be a call or email that needs to be returned. Therefore, you will never be able to truly go “off the clock” if you don’t make it a point to have time for yourself.
We all require some downtime and work-free periods. It offers us a chance to relax and refuel. As a result, when you come back to work, you’ll be renewed and focused.
Is Your Free Time Boring?
The majority of people’s free time is of pitifully poor quality. Even worse, you might not even be aware that your vacation needs to be planned.
For some, the answer is to simply devote all of their time to work. They never have to worry about boredom or the possibility of an unstructured environment because they keep themselves extremely busy. The drawback of this is that it frequently turns into a death march with obligations that eat up all of your free time.
Have Some ‘Me Time’
First, let’s try and under that do you know the “true” significance of ME TIME?
Fun ways to enjoy your “ME TIME” while studying abroad can be very simple for example after a long day of studying, ME TIME can be found gazing out of the window or enjoying the sky and simply catching up with your family and friends.
#Selfcare: The best fuel for bouncing back can be new activities that you do in order to take care of yourself like
- Take up a new hobby like cycling, hiking, photography or learning a new language!
- Surprise yourself by cooking your favourite home-cooked meal.
It’s no secret that a healthy diet and regular exercise can do wonders for your body, but they can also be good for your mind because they help you focus and think more clearly.
Check out this video on stress management techniques!
Catch Up With Friends
Let’s say you haven’t spoken to your best friend in a while or that you keep getting up from the dinner table to take a call from work. What impression do you think that gives others? They probably get the impression that you value your work more than they do.
Pick up your phone, call one or more of your friends, and arrange a meeting place—it couldn’t be simpler. You don’t have to exert yourself. You could simply go for a coffee, visit the theatre, engage in sports, or unwind someplace quiet.
Making plans in your free time to spend quality time with your friends and family will show them that they are important to you. Additionally, this may also strengthen your relationships with your close ones.
Embark on a Fresh Hobby
Here, we’re bringing up a non-sports-related topic. This might entail joining a neighbourhood club, Girl Guide, Cadet, or Scout. You are not obligated to join an organisation. You could also immediately begin baking, sewing, acting, singing in a choir, writing, or cooking. These are all favourable for your mental health and the management of stress.
Imagine spending every day on a university campus/attending office or carrying out your typical schedule going from class to library to dorm. How dull could that be? College or office life can occasionally cause you to neglect your hobby.
It’s always a good idea to venture outside and discover the wider world. Take a trip with friends to a different location once. You’ll gain new knowledge and create lasting memories.
We all have some hobbies, if not many. The best time to do and enjoy what you love most is when you have free time.
It’s always a good idea to set aside some of your free time for your hobbies because doing so will help you unwind mentally.
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