How do you spend your free time?

Nowadays, with busy lifestyles, there is little time for people to entertain themselves. Most people have their free time every day. Free time is when all my homework and chores have been done for the day and I am “free” to do things that I enjoy doing. I spend my leisure time reading storybooks, gardening and collecting stamps. It is only after the necessary rest that we feel as fresh as before.

Usually, I spend time watching television. As my favorite TV shows come on at specific times, I make sure that I finish my homework and chores well before the shows. Otherwise, I will have to miss them. Mostly I manage to watch the shows but sometimes extra homework or chores may cause me to miss a show or two, but it is rare. Reading storybooks is my favorite leisure time activity. I have a lot of storybooks and other books too. Collecting stamps is an activity that provides knowledge of the world. Father and mother give me stamps whenever they get them.

Another thing that I do in my free time is potter around in the garden with my mother. She plants a fair bit of flowers and I enjoy helping her take care of them. We get vegetables and fruits for our meals from my little garden. It is a pleasure to feel the soil, prune the plants, remove the weeds and do the little things that help the plants grow better. It always fills me with wonder to watch seedlings germinate, sprout leaves and eventually grow to produce beautiful flowers. In addition, I enjoy listening to music it makes me feel comfortable and relaxed.  I don’t prefer a particular kind of music, it depends on the singers.

Pottering around in the garden also taught me many things about insects, butterflies, snails, caterpillars, centipedes, millipedes and other small creatures that inhabit the place. These creatures are mainly harmless and watching them go about their ‘chores’ always fascinates me. I like to do in my spare time is going on a trip. There are many places in my country which I prefer visiting the most such as forests and mountains.

At night, I usually do a bit of reading before going to bed. Books are like little treasure chests. A lot of information and knowledge are to be found in them and all it takes is a bit of time spent reading them. We have many different leisure habits but I think that everybody likes resting, relaxing and do some things they like best.