As a father, I do not have as much time to myself as when I was a young man bursting with too much youth and even more testosterone. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love being a dad, and when my life with my family finally started, I was pretty much satisfied- however, I do need some play time in order to work off the stress and make sure that my attitude as positive as possible with my family.
Here are a couple of things that I do during my free time and still be a good dad:
Go to the gym
It may not seem like a pastime, but going to the gym and keeping yourself healthy will really give you a lot more energy. You don’t even have to go through a routine or circuit- you could take boxing or wrestling lessons, both of which are a lot of fun and will help you stay active and look good at the same time.
Play games online
I started playing bingo a little while ago, because it was both relaxing and a chance to get lucky and win some extra cash. Win-win, right? However, driving out and finding a bingo hall with games that would match my schedule was impossible. While searching online for a general itinerary of the halls in my area, I came across a website that would compare the best bingo sites online. After clicking it, I was entered into the world of online bingo, where I was able to do my pastime while relaxing at home or in the office during break. The winnings were even real, which simply added to the appeal of it- it was just like real bingo that was ten times as accessible. I really began to get into it and I’m still enjoying it to this day. I’m still trying to seek out new bingo sites but I don’t think I’ll have a hard time finding them. It’s a real time saver, this.
Plan activities with your kids
While this technically might not count as time off, it won’t have to take a chunk off your “breaks”. Having fun with your kids will shake off the feeling of being a duty, and you get to enjoy your time. Go kart racing, play some video games or even play paint ball, and you would have given them a good amount of attention while doing something you enjoy yourself- that’s two balls out of the park.
You can read books, invest yourself into a TV series or take an extra class. Just make sure to budget your time well, and remember your responsibilities.