With all the stress that comes with daily life, I need to make time to have a laugh now and then. It can be incredibly easy to fall into a routine of spending your time off doing very little, apart from keeping on top of the housework, that is.
However, it’s important that we find ways to have fun and enjoy our spare time. One of the perils of being an expat is leaving behind your circle of friends, and learning to either create a new circle of friends, which is no easy feat, or finding alternatives to help you through.
Having fun with your closest friends is one of the best stress relievers that you can find, and with a little bit of planning and some creativity, you’re bound to find something fun, enjoyable, and affordable for everyone. If you want to spend more time having a laugh with your friends, I’ve got some great suggestions for that are bound to please each different personality.
If you and your friends love staying in shape, starting a new exercise class is the ideal way to burn off some steam and have some fun. Get the girls together, find an exercise class close by and go along as a group. I always find that exercise classes that contain dancing, like Zumba, for instance, are the most fun. We all love yoga, but dancing our way through an exercise routine is a lot more enjoyable. Not only will you feel good about yourself after attending an exercise class, but your mood will also be more positive.
Plan a day trip to a theme park
If you and your friends have a day off work, why not plan a day trip to your favourite theme park? You’re sure to have a great time – after all; nothing beats roller coasters when it comes to fun.
If money is an issue, there is no need to stress as you can find lots of fantastic theme park deals online. So whether you fancy taking a trip to Thorpe Park, Alton Towers or Blackpool Pleasure beach, you should be able to make it affordable.
On your day off, there is nothing nicer than going for brunch with the girls. Whenever you have a day off, call up your closest friends and invite them out for a delicious breakfast at your favourite local eatery. After a nice natter with your buddies, you’ll feel 100 times happier and more content. It might only last for an hour or so, but going for brunch will make your time off of work a lot more enjoyable.
Host a pizza and Netflix night
If you have an evening free and want to have some fun with your friends, host a pizza and Netflix night. Grab a couple of bottles of wine, invite the girls over and spend the evening watching all of your favourite movies or television shows.
You could either order the pizzas in or for a healthier option, you could make them yourself. This is actually much easier than you think, all you need is a pack of Warburton’s Squares, some tomato sauce and a range of toppings, and you’re good to go.
There are so many simple ways you can spend more time having fun with your friends. Whatever you decide is the best option for you, I’m sure these tips will be a great way to get you started.