Some of us are perfectly content living with addictions to or a fondness of things we’re used to like internet access, easy electricity, and more. But others have decided to trade in those modern commodities for a different type of living that includes becoming more self-sustainable, spending time with loved ones more or away from society, enjoying nature, and more.
But how on earth would these people occupy themselves and find something fun to do without our typical or beloved forms of entertainment? Here are some fun activities to do while living off-grid, for those of us curious about this lifestyle or just questioning how to find entertainment off-grid.
Art is a great way to express pent up feelings or emotions from the stress and withdrawal that can be caused during a transition to off-grid living, and it’s also a lovely way to have fun with others or alone. You can paint, create fun crafts, draw, and more while living off-grid for ways to kill time that’s empty or stressful. This is not only an uplifting activity, but also beneficial for your mental capacity, attention span, intelligence, and more.
Learn New Hobbies
New hobbies are still possible while living without internet or electricity. In fact, no distracting technology can actually help improve your attention span and time for new hobbies. Some ideas for new hobbies or new things to learn about while living this lifestyle can include learning musical instruments, reading about important topics, gardening, or animal care for farming or pet purposes. Hobbies help take up time, teach you something valuable, and cheer up your day.
Journaling is beneficial for your mental wellbeing in life and also can have a variety of other benefits. You can pick up journaling as a way to take up empty time while living off-grid or as a form of entertainment if you choose more creative journaling like making up wacky stories or creative prompts about your surroundings and life. You can also journal about your daily life, thoughts, gratitude-based journaling, and so much more.
When night time comes around and it’s time to spend quality enjoyment time with your family members or loved one, stargazing is a great opportunity to do so. You can look for particular constellations, learn about different stars, tell stories together, count stars, or just enjoy the quality time together at the end of the day. It can also be an opportunity to do something while you plan for the next day or talk about how today went.
There are tons of outdoor based games you can play like scavenger hunting, walks, hopscotch, and more. You can also play board games or make-believe ones with your kids or on your own to get more fun out of the day. The options for games while living off-grid are pretty much limitless if you take the time to think about it, and can also be expansive or customized for your surroundings and family needs.
Living off-grid means giving up a lot of modern technology many of us are pretty attached to, whether it’s for work, entertainment, or just the addictive qualities of blue light and technology. This is a big change that can cause a lot of struggles, especially without proper preparation beforehand or education on what else you can do during the days living a new lifestyle off-grid. This list of activities is a great way to occupy other family members that may not have tasks to do during the day, or find something fun to do living off-grid. It can also be a great idea list for other outdoor or unplugged activities like hiking, camping, and more.