Since most of our workplaces are failing to give us something to do and thus, our payment for it, our budget needs to be cut a little. For teens like me, this isn’t a huge problem, because our parents provide for us. But if you don’t want to put a strain on the finances of others, or if you need to live on your own savings you will have a little problem with entertainment.
Or, you know, you might want to live frugally for a tiny bit and try out this kind of lifestyle. Trust me, it’s just as good as blowing a ton of cash. (Okay, maybe not as much, but it’s pretty high up there.)
But here is where I come into play, because I’m here to tell you what to do if you don’t want to spend any money. These – of course – aren’t limited to weekends, but I will only list inside activities. Stay home kids!
1. Do your nails
This goes for everyone! Men and women included, you can always use a little bit of nail care.
If you have a stash of nail polish hidden somewhere in your house now is the time to dig it up. You won’t be going anywhere anytime soon so paint up something ridiculous if you want. Glitter, stickers, maybe even gems. Now is the time to see what you like and what looks good on you, so go crazy with it.
Or, you can just do a simple manicure. Let your hands soak in some lukewarm water, cut your nails, file them and apply a coat of clear nail polish if you’d like. Afterwards you can even moisturize your hands.
It doesn’t matter how much effort you want to put into it, just try!
2. Read those old books
We all have books piled up somewhere. Most of these are old and have likely only been read once. Now is their time to shine because you are apparently looking for some kind of entertainment that you don’t have to pay for. There’s a good chance that you will find something that catches your eye.
Or, you know, if you aren’t that much of a reader you can just reorganize them. Put them in alphabetical order, dust them off and make your shelves look a tiny bit better.
3. Start learning a new language
I personally love learning new languages, but that’s probably because I live in Europe and I’m absolutely overwhelmed by all the amazing cultures and languages around me. Either way, being bilingual is a huge thing, but I’ve talked about it before.
If you don’t want to bother with reading that previous post here is the summary:
It’s fun, useful and a good way to spend your time.
4. Learn how to dance
In this age we don’t need to even leave the house to learn a wide variety of things. Including dancing.
All you need to do is hit up Youtube, search for “beginner [dance style] steps” and you are on your way to learning. The first lessons will only take about 5-10 minutes, so you really have nothing to lose, which is why this activity is great. You don’t need to sink a ton of effort and energy into it just to learn that it isn’t for you.
Also, once you really know that you like to dance you can do it any time. Bust out those moves while you’re home, why the hell not? It’s fun, great for your health and improves your balance.