How often in life do you find yourself listless, throwing your hands up in the air and exclaiming ‘there’s nothing to do’? Given the multitude of fun activities out there, especially for those who live in a large metropolitan area, there’s no need to feel at a loss of what to do. The truth is that the world has never catered more towards those seeking entertainment and distraction, whether that be via new technologies or pioneering ideas for fun activities. The trick is simply knowing where to look, and what to be looking for.
Unfulfilled evenings in front of a Netflix series you’re not particularly enjoying, though it provides a good level of absorption for you to finish a few bags of potato chips, should be a thing of the past once you discover and note down an array of evening classes available to those in even small towns. Language-learning to cookery, cross-stitching to martial arts, there are new activities everywhere to get stuck into. Search for evening classes in your area easily at the touch of a button. Of course, if there’s none near you, you could always think of starting one up yourself.
New Adventure Games
The last few years have seen a rise in the weird and wonderful when it comes to real-world adventure games to enjoy with your friends or your family. There are centers that mockup zombie take-overs or alien invasions, and even paintballing scenes in scarily realistic warzone mock-ups. There is also the kind of fun offered by the likes of the Escape Room Atlanta, which pits you and your friends’ wits against the clock to solve a series of devious riddles, only at the end of which you are permitted to escape!
For those living in isolated areas, those unable to leave their house, or those looking to scrimp and save as much money as possible, a lot can be gained from finding an online community to join and call your own. Tapping into your passions in music, gaming, art, literature or any other eccentricity, taking the time to find these websites and forums will give you a whole new group of friends to chat with. It can lead to great things, too. Look at hip-hop outfit Brockhampton, who have released hugely-successful albums after deciding to meet after chatting in a forum online.
You read it correctly: there’s a rise in adult treasure hunting apps! Of course, they are suitable for accompanied minors, too, making them great for families. The apps will have you follow coordinates and instructions in order to unearth hidden boxes or papers littered in cities and the countryside alike. Beware: these hunts can become ludicrously addictive as you traverse your locality in search of the latest cache left in the hollow of a tree, tucked behind a brick of your local bank, or magnetically attached to the iron railing of a bench in your local park.
In this day and age, it’s simply not good enough to believe there’s nothing fun and engaging for you to do. Bear these new options in mind so that you have some ideas the next time you’re feeling a little listless.