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Budget Boredom Busters For When You're at a Loose End


With so much to do and so little free time, chances are you don’t have the ‘luxury’ of being bored all that often. However it can happen, perhaps plans have been cancelled or your partner has been called into work. Maybe you just have a rare day off and aren’t sure how to spend your time. Either way, when you’re at a loose end it’s not much fun- especially when you don’t have a large budget. If this is the case for you, here are three ideas that are very cheap (or free!) and fun to do. 

Go on a Hike 

Now the sun has come back out, what better way to enjoy the weather, take in some views and improve your fitness than by going on a hike? If you have any meadows, woods, lakes, mountains or beaches nearby then how about lacing up your hiking boots and getting outdoors. The fresh air will do you the world of good, and it’s something you could do alone or with the family. If you have a dog then take them along, they will benefit hugely from the exercise and adventure too! If you live in a city, you could always drive or use public transport to get yourself into the countryside and then go from there. Either way, it won’t cost you much and it’s the perfect way to make the most of a summer’s day. 

Play a Game

Games don’t just have to be for kids! If you have a group of friends who live nearby, how about getting everyone together for a game of rounders, doubles tennis or football. It’s good exercise and some healthy competition, most parks and recreational centres have outdoor courts that are free to use. If you have kids, games like waterfights and treasure hunts can be a lot of fun. If it’s a rainy day or you’re having a lazy evening where you just want to relax, how about a bit of video gaming? You could challenge a friend and play a console or PC game online, or go play Final Fantasy 15 on your phone. It’s a great way to relax and kill a few hours when you’re bored, and depending on the game you choose you could get in some social interaction too. 

Have a Pamper Evening 

Life can be so busy at times. We get up early, work all day, we’re looking after family members, attempting to maintain hobbies and a social life. It can be tough, and we can often feel like we don’t have time to relax and look after ourselves. So if you get a free evening, why not spend it pampering yourself? Chances are you have lots of nice products that you keep for ‘special occasions’ or even a big basket of beauty samples that need using up. Light a candle, put on some relaxing music and have a hot bubble bath. Treat your hair and face to a pampering mask and slather your skin with a nice moisturising lotion or body butter. Not only will it kill time on a free evening, but you’ll look better and feel better too. Put on a movie or a series on Netflix and just put your feet up. Bliss!

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