The Family Downtime: 5 Ways to Refresh Your Free Time


Downtime is always great, especially when you spend most of your time working hard. But what happens when you spend your time doing the same things every week? Routine is great, but it can often get very old, very quickly. Whether you want to get outside, or spend your day inside jumping on your mattress in a box, there are heaps of things you can do with your spare time, and if you’re looking for something new to do there is rarely a shortage of fun activities for you, your friends, and your family. If you are stuck with what to do that is exciting and new, don’t stress! Here are 5 ways that you can refresh your free time.


If you have some time to yourself before you go out, try to fit in some meditation before you start your day. Meditation can help calm and relax your mind, so you can enter your day with a fresh palette instead of bringing any of the past days stresses or worries into your new day and your free time.

Sort out your room

Cleaning your room or house is never a fun way to spend your free time, but sometimes it can’t be helped. Accept this, and turn the chore into a fun activity. Listen to your favourite music and sing and dance along as you clean your area. Once everything is clean, you will have a clear space for you to do whatever you please it, it will also help you to feel less cluttered or even less stressed.

Finish Tasks You’ve Put off

This one does not really sound like a fun free time activity, but if you’re able to wake up early and get all the things you have been putting off done, you can spend the rest of the day doing whatever you please. Finishing tasks that have been put aside can sometimes leave you feeling stressed, getting them done in one day can leave more stress free free time for you to relax and go out and not worry about anything.

Get Out Into Nature

Being cooped up inside all day, especially if the weather is beautiful, can sometimes leave you feeling restless. Gather up your friends, family, or even just yourself, and go for a long nature hike. Pack some lunch to turn it into a nice picnic.

Being out in nature can help clear your mind and relax you whilst you take in the beautiful natural scenery that life has to offer. It is especially good if for you if you live in the city to get out every once and awhile, the city can be a busy and stressful place whereas nature is calm, relaxed, and quiet.

See Old Friends

With our busy lives, it can sometimes be hard to keep up every friendship we have. Take some time in your spare hours to reconnect with or visit somebody you have not seen or spoken to in awhile, it could be a refreshing change to the regular people you see and speak to. You may even find a great new friendship in an old one.

There are so many ways you can spend your free time, but the most important thing is that you take the time to relax and do the things that you want to do. Finish off all your work early so there is nothing in your mind except having a great time.

How do you spend your family downtime?

Speak Your Mind