Sometimes the weekend arrives, or you have some vacation time, and you don’t know what to do. It feels like you’ve done everything there is to do in your town, and there’s nothing left for you to try. But it’s almost guaranteed that there are some weird things you can do at home or at least in the next town over.
If you’re bored of going to the same restaurants, seeing a movie or going bowling, you might prefer to try one of these slightly more unusual activities instead. Be on the lookout for them near you and you might stumble across them.
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Go to a Cuddle Party
Do you feel like you might need a little therapy? A lot of people believe that physical human contact is one of the best ways that you can relax. So they’ve taken standing outside the subway with a “free hugs” sign to the next level and started hosting cuddle parties. If you don’t might cuddling up to a bunch of strangers, see if you can find one in your local area. They’re exactly what they sound like, which is a gathering where people get together and cuddle to make them feel happy. If you’re very protective of your personal bubble, it’s probably not for you.
Try Laughter Yoga
Another unusual way to let your emotions loose is to try laughter yoga. You might have seen footage of people doing it before and thought they looked pretty off the wall. But a lot of people swear by it and are sure that it makes them feel great. It isn’t really yoga in the traditional sense because it’s based on the idea that laughter has health benefits, even if it’s forced. It uses stretching, eye contact, relaxation techniques and, of course, lots of laughter to help people feel good about themselves. You might feel self-conscious at first, but many people soon get into the spirit of it.
See a Psychic
Whether you believe in psychics or not, getting a reading from one can be a fun experience. If you do think that people can have psychic powers, and you find someone you trust, it could help to give your life direction. Even if you don’t believe in any of it, it can be a fun experience, whether you see someone one-on-one, or you go to watch a show. You can even get a free tarot reading online if you don’t want to go to the effort of paying for one. There are paid services on the internet too, so you can get a psychic to look into your present and future without moving from your chair.
Play an Unusual Sport
If you look around your town, you’re bound to find a sports team playing something out of the ordinary. There are lots of games that you won’t find everywhere, and you can probably find one near you. For example, you could try Quidditch, a muggle version of the Harry Potter game. Or you could see if there’s a chess boxing club, where players box in between chess moves. Then there are sports that are common in some parts of the world but not so much elsewhere, like the Indian game of kabaddi.
You don’t have to be bored this summer if you’re stuck at home. Open your eyes to new things and you can have some exciting experiences.