Free time is a killer for those with low willpower or depression. It allows a person to lose sight of his objectives, fester negative emotions or thoughts, and reinforce a loop of laziness and procrastination.
Thus, one should always look for activites to fill in those gaps of empty time, as it will not only keep negativity away, but also help form a lifestyle of activity, and make you more productive and better at what you do.
- Riding the bus: Instead of looking out the window or browsing social media, read a book or explore new musical artists.
- Taking the elevator up to your apartment: Run up the stairs instead, you’ll gain endurance and get your daily dose of excercise.
- Watching TV: If you insist on watching shows, go for documentaries and those that give you insight and interesting information, don’t watch for the sake of watching.
Some hobbies to pick up: Cooking, fishing, painting (search for Bob Ross), writing, programming, playing guitar, playing poker, woodworking, investing (crypto included), blogging, ‘looksmaxing’, jogging – even small things like learning to solve a sudoku or rubik cube will give you interesting insight into how our world works a tiny bit more.
Remember, the idea is not to make you into a work machine, on the contrary; the idea is for you to enjoy life to the fullest. The more you do, the more you’ll look back and smile at how far you’ve gotten. The skills you pick up will help you later in life too by standing out and impressing friends, associates, or romantic interests.
Don’t let your life slip away!