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 Things to do without a computer... 
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There were no topics about things to do without a computer which can be enjoyed, so I thought I'd post some suggestions on things you can do without a computer. For those lacking inspiration on things to do, here's a categorized list of examples.

Artistic expression
  • Origami
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpting
  • Photographing
  • Silver smith
  • Lego (yesyes, "children's toys"; It's fun anyway)
  • Build a miniature model railway
  • Wood carving
  • Hobby cameraman

At the theater
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Help create props
  • Help create costumes
  • Stand-up comedian
  • Amateur magician

Creating or fixing useful things
  • Repair and/or make electronics
  • Make and maintain tools
  • Create musical instruments
  • Build or repair a boat
  • Create and fix bicycles
  • Fix and/or build cars and motors

Fabric related activities
  • Knitting
  • Embroidery
  • Sewing
  • Clothes making

  • Amateur cook
  • Bake cakes, cookies, breads and pies
  • Prepare and have dinner with a group
  • Prepare snacks for a party or just for sharing

Hobby scientist
You know all those universities producing scientists? Well, there are loads of amateurs out there doing the same.
  • Amateur archeologist
  • Amateur astronomic
  • Genealogy (that is figuring out your family tree, this may seem boring... but it'll get you traveling to some archive, possibly in another country)
  • Amateur chemistry
  • Amateur rocketry
  • Amateur historian
  • Amateur botanist

Inner peace
  • Meditation group
  • Yoga

  • Study a science or craft
  • Teach something you know

  • Listen to music
  • Learn to play an instrument
  • Play an instrument
  • Sing
  • Go to a concert
  • Participate in a band

  • Travel the world (there's a lot of experiences out there, just waiting for you)
  • Hunt (note: some places have regulations and requirements for this, also prepare well)
  • Survival
  • Parachute jumping
  • Hiking (this can be done for both sport or relaxation)
  • Cycle (bicycle, same applies as hiking)
  • Go for a drive

Physical activities
    All of these will end up teaching you something, on top of that they can become physically quite intensive.
  • Gardening (can even be done on a balcony)
  • Renovate your house (raise/lower the ceiling, that new bathroom you always wanted, etc.)
  • Build a house
  • Help build a clubhouse

  • Go shopping for new clothes
  • Go shopping for new furniture
  • Go shopping for hobby material
  • Go to fancy-fairs and yard sales

Spend some time with others
  • Family
  • Neighbors
  • Friends (if you still have them)
  • Religious community (if applicable)
  • Other communities you're part of
  • Amateur reporter
  • Dating

  • Martial arts
  • Team sports
  • Individually competitive sports
  • Individual sports

  • Writing literature
  • Writing Lecture
  • Maintaining a diary
  • Reading
  • Attend a book review group

Countless organizations are looking for people to help out.
  • Salvation army / homeless shelter
  • The local hospital
  • Animal shelter
  • Buddy project (you supporting those who are lonely, for example by dropping by for a cup of coffee)
  • Relevant place of worship
  • Library
  • Zoo
  • Theater
  • Prison
  • Retirement home
  • Volunteer fire department
  • Wildlife maintenance/observation

  • Swimming
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Diving

Politics and activism I kept out of this list, as these may be a source of trouble for us. Recovery I also left out, because we're already busy with that.

There is so much to experience out there. If we listen to our addict, the only fun thing out there is the computer. This is a flat out lie. We can start doing all kinds of things and chances are there are lots of options in order to find others that do the same thing in our country/state/city/town/village/area. All we have to do is find them, seek them out and say "hi", the rest will arrange itself with a little work.

Also, I can't help but think that I've missed some things... ;)

Thu May 11, 2017 6:25 pm
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