Find yourself with a bit of extra time? Why not use that time to develop a skill you’ve been working on? Or better yet, learn an entirely new one!
While some skills may be hard to master in a short space of time, you can achieve a lot by simply putting aside a small amount of time little and often.
Try teaching yourself the guitar!
It might sound crazy but you can easily buy a second hand guitar on eBay or Gumtree and, with the aid of online tutorials, you can start to learn it gradually, beginning with the basic chords and building from there.
Ever go on holiday and have no idea what anyone is saying? You can use your spare time to learn a new language!
If there is somewhere you often visit then begin with the language spoken there as it’s likely you will already know a few of the basic phrases. Look for a beginners’ class in your local area or try using a language app on your smartphone or tablet.
If you fancy something a bit more active, have a look for any sports teams you can join near you. Not only will you get fit and healthy, you will meet lots of new people and potentially make some new friends at the same time.
Whatever it is you decide to do, experts recommend spending 45 minutes on any new skill for a full month which will apparently give you a good idea as to whether it is something you want to pursue longer term.