What To Do Other Than Video Games

Everyone who enjoys video games frequently has Googled this question at one point or another, but the answers are usually pretty shallow.  Below are 53 things you can do without video games that are entertaining or fulfilling.  This is going to be an ever-growing and changing list so if you have an idea to add, let me know in the comments!

what to do other than video games

  • Take a camera out for a walk, even if it’s just a disposable one you pick up
  • Get a DSLR and learn photography skills (this one is my favorite DSLR to start with)
  • Learn to edit photos
  • Go for a jog
  • Sew something
  • Make something practical from polymer clay
  • Make something decorative from polymer clay (FIMO nail art bow tutorial here)
  • Go fishing
  • Go hiking
  • Write a short story
  • Start a novel
  • Research something that interests you
  • Make something out of wood
  • Make something out of leather
  • Check tutorials on Youtube for something you’ve wanted to learn to do
  • Work on a complicated Lego set (The LEGO Architecture sets are great for adults)
  • Write a letter
  • Read a book
  • Take a cake decorating class
  • Create a scrapbook
  • Find a new tv show to watch
  • Create a blog about something you’re passionate about (even if it’s the games!)
  • Start a vlog
  • Learn to use different kinds of software proficiently
  • Sketch house designs on graph paper (you can get nice graph books if you want somewhere to keep them)
  • Create campaigns for a tabletop game
  • Draw something
  • Paint a still-life
  • Paint a pre-made ceramic statuette
  • Learn to play an instrument
  • Visit a thrift store and find a unique piece of clothing or decor
  • Brew wine or beer at home (learn to homebrew beer here)
  • start a container garden
  • work out (I have a collection of good starter videos for women on Pinterest here)
  • make homemade soap
  • make homemade cosmetics
  • volunteer at church or a local charity
  • offer to tutor at the Boys & Girls Club
  • learn to dance
  • make jewelry
  • make homemade buttons
  • take care of home repairs and touch ups
  • crochet
  • plant trees or flowers in your yard
  • cook a new meal (super easy breakfast recipe to try here)
  • bake a new dessert (recipes for cinnamon sugar cashews and bananas foster baked alaska cupcakes)
  • make a stained glass panel for your window
  • make a birdhouse
  • take up blacksmithing (great starter guide from Art of Manliness here)
  • take a class online (some classes are on Coursera for free here)
  • visit your downtown area and check out the little mom & pop shops
  • Go to a craft fair or flea market
  • Go boating or canoeing

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