Do you keep finding yourself stuck at home with nothing to do while your boyfriend is at work?
Here are 10 fun and rewarding ways to fill your free time!
1. Start a new hobby
Have you always dreamed of making a vegetable garden in your backyard, starting a blog, learning how to play the piano, or mastering graphic design?
It’s easy to keep putting off starting something new, life seems to always get in the way.
Use of the time your boyfriend is at work to learn a new skill or start a project you’ve been wanting to do for a while.
If you’re not sure exactly what to do, create a list of all the hobbies that sound interesting to you and see which one jumps out to you first.
You don’t need to tackle anything too challenging or time consuming, either. Just start with something small and fun to get the ball rolling.
2. Meet up with friends
Being at home while your boyfriend is at work all day can get lonely super quickly.
Although having some alone time is both relaxing and necessary, it can become boring if you’re by yourself for most the day.
Maintaining a social life will keep you busy and enrich your life.
Having friends other than your boyfriend is really important. Your boyfriend is never going to be able to give you all the social interaction you need, and you shouldn’t expect him to.
It’s important to spend time with people other than your boyfriend, so take advantage of the free time you have to meet up with friends or family and do something fun.
Spending time with your family and friends will strengthen those relationships and prevent you from becoming lonely or feeling isolated.
3. Take an online class
If you want to feel more productive, find a course that interests you and join online.
There are so many classes you can take today from the comfort of your own home.
Websites like Skillshare, Udemy and Masterclass have really interesting courses on hundreds of topics taught by experts.
Alternatively, if there’s an influencer, blogger or online entrepreneur you like, chances are they’ll have an online course you can take.
Whether you’re interested in interior design, acrylic painting or even computer programming, there is a course out there for you.
Choose to better yourself and learn new things in your spare time while your boyfriend is at work.
4. Try a new workout
Sitting around at home all day is not only boring, but exhausting. Your body needs exercise.
So pick yourself up off the couch and take a netflix break!
The best way to get excited about working out is to find a new workout that is fun for you to do. If a workout feels like punishment you’re not going to be able to force yourself to stick with it.
Choose something you enjoy such as yoga, hiking or Zoomba.
All you need to do is find a workout that gets you moving, puts a smile on your face, and makes for a productive and fun use of your time while your boyfriend is working.
5. Plan a surprise for your boyfriend
If you’re bored at home while your boyfriend is working, why not think of something sweet you can do for him?
After a long day of work he will be excited to see you when he gets home, make it extra special by planning a surprise for him.
It could be something small like buying him his favorite chocolate, or writing cute messages and compliments on sticky notes and hiding around the apartment. But if you have lots of free time you could also plan a bigger surprise like a vacation or a BBQ with friends!
Be creative and think about what your boyfriend would like so you can surprise him with something nice after work.
6. Cook or bake
Whether you’re already the Rachel Ray of the house or a complete amateur, find a new recipe and try it out.
Cooking can be both relaxing and fun, and practicing your skills in the kitchen is extra rewarding because you get to eat something delicious afterwards!
Whether it be that tasty looking recipe you saw on instagram that you haven’t gotten to try yet or your grandmothers secret apple pie recipe, cooking and baking are great things to do to keep you busy!
If you also want to get out of the house while your boyfriend is at work, make a trip to your local farmer’s market and find foods that are in season so you can cook up something fresh and tasty.
7. Deep clean your closet
When you think of fun, the word “cleaning” probably doesn’t come to mind.
But if you haven’t cleared out your closet in a while it’s probably in desperate need of a deep clean.
Despite what you might think, cleaning out your closet can actually be fun.
Put on your favorite playlist, a podcast or Netflix show and give your closet a good clear out. You can try on all of your clothes and rediscover old favorites, while also making a pile to donate or sell on Depop!
Cleaning out your closet is a great way to pass the time while your boyfriend is at work. It will help to give your day structure and make you feel like you achieved something in your free time.
8. Start a side gig
If you find yourself getting bored while your boyfriend is at work, you should start your own side gig!
In today’s world the possibilities are endless. You can start your own online business or start freelancing, all from your own home.
If you are really passionate about something or have the skills, starting a side hustle in today’s gig economy will be a fun and rewarding challenge for you. It could also make you a lot of money!
There are tons of resources online that can teach you how to start, and there are lots platforms you can use for your gig including Fiverr, Etsy and even Instagram!
9. Read a book
When’s the last time you read a good book?
If you’re like me, you probably find yourself cuddled up on the couch with your boyfriend watching a movie most evenings.
Since reading isn’t really a group activity, using the time while you’re alone at home to read is the perfect way to get through your booklist.
Maybe there is a book you’ve been meaning to read for ages but just haven’t got around to it. Well, now’s the time to make a cup tea, cuddle up in a cozy corner and escape into your book.
10. Have a self-care day
After an extremely productive day of online classes, hobbies, side gigs and cleaning, you deserve some pampering.
Take time for yourself to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Prepare face masks, hair masks, nail polish and whatever else you like to pamper yourself.
You can even make a refreshing smoothie or sneak a glass of champagne for your at-home spa day.
You deserve a self-care day every once in a while, so why not take advantage of the time your boyfriend is at work to treat yourself!