We all like to do something a bit interesting as a break from our day to day working lives, don’t we? Although there are obviously restaurants, the cinema and various other forms of entertainment, you may not always be able to afford doing these kinds of things and if you are concerned about your carbon footprint you may at least want to keep thee to a minimum.
What then can you do? Well a you will see rom the following article, there are actually quite a few things you can do from the comfort of your own home that are kind to the environment and kind to your bank balance too.
Read a Book
Whether it I the old fashioned way by reading an actual, physical book or by downloading a new title to your e-reader, when was the last time you sat down an just immersed yourself in a good bit of fiction? If it was years rather than months or week, then it may be time to start again. Not only will you be feeding your brain in a relaxing way, but it will give your eyes a break from looking at the TV or computer screen. It will save you some money off your electricity bill as you won’t need to have your computer, television or games console on to read your book.
If you really want to relax, unwind and do your body some good; you could consider spending a little bit of money for a Yoga mat and instructional DVD. Yoga is not only good for your physical body, but the meditative and gentle side of this form of exercising can do your mental health a lot of good too.
Play Board Games
If you live with a partner or partner and children, another good option for unwinding after a hard day or week at work is dusting off that old board game box and playing together. Not only will you enjoy the time away from technology, particularly if you spend your working day in front of a computer screen, but because you will not be relying on electronic devices; your electricity bill will benefit. We are all so busy nowadays that it can be nice to sit on the floor or up at the dining table and challenge each other to a game of Monopoly, the Game of Life or simple card games.
Play games online
Do you love Bingo? Another way to have fun without leaving the house that won’t break the bank is trying one of those online bingo sites. Although it might sound a little cheesy, it is a really fun way to kill a couple of hours, and as well as having a great opportunity to win a bit of cash for a not very high fee, you also get to socialise and have a laugh with other online bingo players.
If all else fails and the other ideas mentioned above do not take your fancy, you could just put on some relaxing music and run yourself a warm and relaxing bubble bath to soak in for a couple of hours.