Make Time To Have Some Fun

Make Time To Have Fun

By: Hayli Zuccola

We live in a fast-paced society. We are always on the go or busy with school, work or other activities. Sometimes it’s good to take a break from our crazy lives and take time out to have fun. Here is a list of simple and cheap ways to have fun without traveling too far.

  • Have a picnic outside
  • Spend the day with a pet
    • Animals can bring a smile to your face. If you can, take your pet out for the day. Even if you don’t have a pet of your own, you can visit your local shelter to give the animals some love.
  • Take a walk around town
  • Go window shopping
    • Even if you don’t have cash to spend, it’s still fun to window shop around at the mall or antique stores.
  • Go to a farmers market or flea market
    • From March through December, Jacksonville is having the Riverside Arts Market every Saturday. It’s filled with fresh produce, merchandise vendors and lots of food.  If that’s too far of a drive, most nearby town have a local farmers market or flea market you can visit instead.
  • Visit a museum
    • It could be the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville or anything in between.
    • Bonus Tip: Some museums give special discounts if you are a student or give discounts on certain days of the week.
  • Visit the beach or a local river
  • Take a drive
  • Watch the sunset or the sunrise
  • Have a cup of tea and a homemade scone
  • Make an indoor pillow fort
  • Have a movie marathon day
    • Find a long movie series or mini-series like “The 10th Kingdom” or “Back to the Future” and spend the day watching the whole thing. If movies aren’t your thing, burn through a whole season of a TV show you’ve wanted to watch.
  • Buy a plant
    • Plants can make people feel relaxed. Either get a house plant to brighten up your home or buy one to plant outside and take care of.
  • Make a homemade spa day
    • Light some candles.
    • Fill a bucket with warm water and bath salts for a foot bath.
    • Find a recipe for a homemade face mask.
    • Maybe even give yourself a manicure!
  • Attempt making a pinterest recipe/craft
  • Have a theme night
    • Some suggestions:
    • Italian Night – make spaghetti, get some cannolis and watch “The Godfather.”
    • Oktoberfest Night – Make some schnitzel, whatever that is, grab a pretzel, drink some butterbeer, and watch the Monster Movie episode of “Supernatural”.
    • French Night – Have a sandwich on a baguette, eat a croissant and watch “The Pink Panther.”

Whatever you decide to do will be a relaxing break from your daily routine.

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