So, you’ve got an evening to yourself. Maybe your partner is out, or your roommates have abandoned you, and you’ve got to come up with a way to entertain yourself. In years gone by, it might have been difficult to entertain yourself, but with the invention of the wonder that is the internet, it’s basically impossible to be bored.
Below, we’ve come up with seven different ways you can spend an evening alone without having to spend too much money. Take a look now to prevent boredom from setting in.
Watch a movie
This is pretty obvious, but we thought we’d best put it on this list. Watching a movie is most people’s go-to when they’ve got a free evening. It’s a great way to relax and with the many, many streaming services around today, it’s not exactly hard to find something to watch. In fact, it’s actually hard to narrow down the choices!
This is a pretty cheap way to spend the evening too (as long as you discount the monthly subscription fee)!
Binge a TV show
As with watching a movie, binging a TV show is incredibly easy these days. Whether it’s the latest Netflix original, a crime documentary, or your favourite show from your childhood, bingeing a TV show is a cheap way to spend an evening alone.
Find psychic readings online
We know this is a slightly out-there suggestion, but what if you spent your evening learning what the future has in store for you? It’s definitely not going to be boring, and you’ll get in touch with your spiritual side for a relatively small fee.
While some people don’t believe in psychics, many use seek out cheap psychic readings online frequently and report feeling hopeful and enlightened after sessions. Why not give it a go and see how you feel?
Learn a new language
Whether using the Duolingo app or a YouTube tutorial, learning a new language is pretty easy now. Of course, we don’t think you’re going to be fluent by the end of the evening, but you could certainly have the basics down by the time you go to bed.
And this is an excellent option if you’re looking to spend your evening productively. While rest and relaxation are productive for your mental health, learning a language is a great way to bolster your CV and make you a little bit more worldly.
Try out a new hobby
When we said it’s hard to be bored on the internet, we meant it. In fact, the skills and crafts you can learn on the internet could probably keep you busy for the rest of your life. You can try new hobbies, like painting, drawing, knitting, crocheting, coding, writing, playing an instrument, and much more. Whatever you can think of, there is probably a YouTube tutorial on it – and if there isn’t, maybe it’s a sign for you to create the channel that makes one!
Try a cook-along class
With the exception of the ingredients, this is a very cheap way to learn something new, fend off boredom, and get something to eat. Indeed, cook-along classes can be found on social media with your favourite chefs, or you could find a video on YouTube. Why not treat yourself to a five-star meal this evening?
Try a workout
If you’re feeling energised this evening and you want to work up a sweat, why not find an interesting new workout class online? From Zumba to barre to HIIT workouts, there are plenty of ways to get your heart rate up on the internet – and they’re usually free!