When you have a lot of time and nothing to do, it can be easy to waste a day off. Instead of doing the same old things with your friends, try these four social activities to enhance the experience. Time is only as valuable as what you do with it.
1. Media Consumption
Do you know how certain media tends to gather a large crowd? Whether it is sporting events, the opening of a movie or even the premiere of a television show, watching with friends changes the environment. Witnessing something great with your friends around is an event all on its own, and creates great memories. Pay per view parties are a popular thing, and in some places gather interest that is similar to Super Bowl parties. The key is to find social activities that everyone is interested in, and pile snacks the length of a table.
2. Introduce Them To New Things
Every relationship inevitably goes into a rut. The muscle memory of doing the same old thing because it is comfortable can become boring. Instead of defaulting to a familiar activity, suggest something new to the group. Trying new food, switching up the venues to hang out and even crossing some stuff off of your bucket list. If your friend smoke, consider introducing them to the vaping lifestyle where there are hundreds of e liquid brands within your reach. All of these activities work to enhance your time spent rather than make it stale. There is bound to be at least one person in your group that has a bucket list. And if not, then now is a better time than any to create one.
3. Road Trip
The fun thing about a road trip is that the destination is not a requirement. Getting out on the open road is just the beginning of a road trip with friends. The real fun is everything that happens between leaving and getting back home. Road trips can last a single night or a few days, so scheduling conflicts are hardly a concern. And if something interesting is happening a town over, that gives you an extra incentive to pack the car with bored friends to do social activities together.
4. Game Night
Instead of video games, consider investing time in party games. Simple games like charades and Pictionary are staples with large groups of friends. There is an unlimited amount of choices with game night, from word games, to board games and sometimes going all out with setups like a twister. Just like the media consumption tip, game night is improved by having a table full of snacks. Improve interest in the night by mixing some new and interesting foods with common choices.
Finding fun things to doesn’t require location-specific social activities. You can have a blast anywhere, it just requires making the most of your time. Get creative with your friends and there will always be a new adventure to uncover. At the end of the day, you will always have an interesting story to tell.