Please be aware that this post sounds like I don’t ever just sit, scroll Instagram and watch Gilmore Girls which I definitely do! But recently, when I have a bit of time free, I’ve started to spend it a bit more wisely than I previously would.

Of course there are times when I just lay on the bed and watch my Youtube subscription feed, but 80% of the time, I try to put my energy to better use and enjoy some of the hobbies I’ve picked up over the last couple of months.

So, what do I do?

Get out for a walk

I’ve been on a mission to up my steps a bit more recently, and that combined with my new love of podcasts means that when I can fit it in, I’m always taking the dog outside or just nipping for a walk to the park solo.

I love the fact that I’m moving my body more, which feels fab, plus I always love getting fresh air! Promise you it feels better than just sitting on the sofa, although sometimes that feels amazing too.

Craft and paint

I’ve really picked up the art bug lately and I’m just loving how creative and inspired it makes me feel.

On an evening whenever I’m watching TV with the family, I’m usually working on my cross-stitch, and if I have a spare hour in the afternoon I’ve really been enjoying painting too!

I’ve yet to master cooking, but I’ve been enjoying baking so much these days that I just have to mention it.

I tend to go for healthier versions of my favourite sweet treats and I swear by Livia’s Kitchen recipes, although being 100% transparent here by telling you that not all bakes go that well!

Baking for me is starting to feel very theraputic and rewarding, and that combined with the fact that I then have snacks for the week is perfect.


How do you spend your free time more meaningful? I would love for some more tips πŸ™‚

  • I love baking, I seriously need to make time for that too x

    Candice | Natalya Amour

  • I love baking and find it really therapeutic too! xx

    • I’m loving it so much, plus you get tasty treats for afters too πŸ˜‰

  • Megan Hillery

    Like you with your paintings, I like to come up with novel ideas and try to write them! I never really seem to get far with them but I enjoy doing it nonetheless. You should share your paintings with us!

    Meg x |

  • I love going out for a walk. On a nice day, if I have my earphones in, I can be gone all day long!

    Danielle xx

    • Ahhh yes I’m there with you lady, pop on a podcast and I love a good wander around the village πŸ™‚

  • I too enjoy all of these activities! I love the idea of filling up your spare time with something more meaningful, as much as I love watching tv shows and catching up on social media I love to spend some time baking or going out for walks taking photos πŸ™‚ x

    Kayleigh |

    • I definitely watch a lot of TV and instagram scrolling so I needed to balance it with other stuff πŸ˜‰

  • Going out for a walk is definitely one of my favourite ways to ensure I’m spending my time well – I feel like most of the time I’m either at work, at the gym, at some social thing or other or tackling blogging/life admin, so wandering in Norfolk always feels really refreshing and therapeutic xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  • Es Living

    For me to be happy I need to be creative so my down time is my blog, it’s a great creative outlet for me and I enjoy reading others! I loved the post people need to be reminded that there’s other things to do other than Netflix (myself included)