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You’re short on cash and totally looking for something of entertainment value to get involved in. While this particular set of circumstances isn’t the most favorable one, virtually all of us have been there. So, what are some fun things to do when you’re off the clock that don’t require a bunch of money?
Who doesn’t like food? It draws us all together in a commonality that not too many other things can. Becoming a foodie is a great way to be drawn closer to others but to also satisfy your own tastes and curiosities. Experiment and try new recipes with the food you already have on hand, or shop with your newfound hobby in mind next time you’re out for groceries. This is also a great way to become knowledgeable about the health consequences of all kinds of foods.
Zoology is the study of all kinds of animals. You too can become quite engaged in the topic without the need for much money. From bird-watching to general nature observation while out and about, one can really consume plenty of time here if they are interested. Even if you can’t get out far away from home, there are animals to be found even in the most populous of environments. There’s the internet too.
Botany is the study of plants. This area of interest can yield all kinds of learning possibilities and hobby time alike. Outdoor vegetation is one area to take delight in while indoor vegetation provides a whole other venue of possibilities. Basic supplies to get started can be found in nature for free or in the store or online for fairly insignificant sums.
When you think of insects, you probably don’t immediately liken them to enjoyable things to do outside of work. However, there is a massive entomological hobby base out there. For those not in-the-know here, entomology is the general study of insects. Again, such a hobby can be quite cheap, if not free, and absolutely entertaining. Start and watch an ant colony develop and grow, get a pet spider, or even go out specimen collecting. There is certainly no shortage of insects in this world with which to learn from and be entertained by.
If you have a natural interest in matters of celestial importance, consider getting into astronomy as an after work activity. Provided you have access to an area where nighttime light pollution isn’t an issue, looking up may be the only price you need to pay to engage in this great hobby. To take things a step further, amateur telescope kits can be attained quite often without breaking the bank.
The worlds of religion and philosophy are each massive enough to engage any percentage of the population for quite a long time to come. If you feel you may benefit from a little extra soul-searching or otherwise purposeful activity, consider philosophy or religion. Churches, meeting groups, publications, media, and more await anyone wishing to spend some time in this realm.