Eco Friendly Ideas For Things You Can Do In Your Spare Time

Eco Friendly Ideas For Things You Can Do In Your Spare Time
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Eco Friendly Ideas For Things You Can Do In Your Spare Time

We can all get wrapped up in the routine of life. Working, children, and family time can be all-consuming. But it is important that we all have a bit of time for ourselves. Time on our own doing something that we enjoy is a form of self-care, and it can be a great way to boost our well-being. If you struggle with low mood and anxiety, this is a great way to start feeling more like yourself again. But, finding things to do that you enjoy can be the hard part. So here are some of the eco-friendly ideas for things you can do in your spare time.

Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

One of the first things you could do is make your own natural cleaning products. You may think that cleaning isn’t a form of self-care, but many associate cleaning with a way to calm a busy mind. Plus, if your home and environment are clean and tidy, then it can have a positive impact on how you feel. There are many great ways you can make natural cleaning products, and the process of finding what works for you can actually be fun. Researching and making them is a great way to spend some time. Plus, your home will look and smell amazing.

Knitting and Crochet

If you prefer to sit down and relax when enjoying a bit of spare time, then you can’t go wrong with knitting and crochet. Even if you are a beginner and have never done it before, there are plenty of tutorials online to help you get started. You can look online for eco-friendly knitting & crochet yarn for crafting and making some wonderful creations. Whether it is a simple scarf, cardigan, knitwear for children, or even a crochet blanket or design for yourself, this is a lovely way to spend some time.

Create a Natural Skincare Routine

Just like you might want to look at natural products for your home, you could also enjoy creating a natural skincare routine that you can use daily. Again part of the fun is researching and understanding what would work for your skin. As well as making some things to try. There are a lot of guides online so you are bound to find something to get you started.

Get to Grips with Recycling

Recycling! Not a hobby you would usually associate with your spare time but it can be a great way to do something productive with the time that you have. It is more important than ever before to recycle correctly to do your bit for the planet. So you could spend time decanting glasses and tins, ensuring that you are recycling correctly, and also even creating your own
compost for the garden.

Grow Your Own Vegetables

This brings me to another option for you to consider. Why not start your own fruit and vegetable garden? This is a lovely way to spend your time, and you can enjoy planting and harvesting your vegetables and fruit throughout the year. The comps you make is a great way to feed the plants that you put in your garden. You could start off small with a herb garden and then branch out and grow other things like potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes. The options are endless, and it is a wonderful hobby to enjoy in your spare time. You can’t beat a bit of fresh air.

Bike Riding

If you want to do something a bit more active, then why not consider bike riding? This is a great way to do something eco-friendly as you can use it to bike to the shops instead of using a car. You could also get into the habit of commuting to work if it is a possibility. Biking is really good for you and a lot of fun. You can do it with the family or on your own.


If you want to enjoy a slower pace then walking is just as fun and a great way to spend some extra time. You could look at trying new places to walk, or if you have a dog, then why not get into the habit of walking them regularly? It is great for the mind as well as your fitness.

Practice Your Cooking Skills

Finally, why not give cooking a go? You could look at learning some new vegetarian or plant-based recipes using your produce or sourcing local ingredients. Or just try a new cuisine and something new. It can be a lot of fun to get experimental in the kitchen.

Let’s hope these suggestions help you find things to do in your spare time.

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