12 Things To Do While You’re Waiting for Mr. Right
1) Travel– Go somewhere you’ve never been before. It could be out of state or even just forty minutes away to a relative’s house. Sometimes it’s refreshing to get a different perspective and meet new people.
2) Volunteer– Keeping busy is important. Although it may seem intimidating, volunteering at your local homeless shelter, family shelter, or soup kitchen is the most satisfying and rewarding way to spend your time. You never know what stories will help inspire you.
3) Take a Dance Class– Exercise not only has its benefits in keeping you healthy but its fun too. So why not learn a different type of dance or master the style of dance you are into. There are a lot of videos online where you can learn for free. Just be careful and make sure the websites are appropriate.
4) Be Creative– Art has always been a form of therapy for many people. Being creative helps your imagination flow and can turn emotion into a work of art. Check websites like Pinterest, which gives you plenty of ideas to choose from.
5) Get a Part-time Job or Intern– This is one way to figure out what you want to do when you get older. It also gives you a chance to ask questions, make some money, or just experience something new. It will also look good on a resume.
6) Start a Small Group– Find a topic you’re currently dealing with like dating or relationships. Find a bible study you would like to do (you can find materials on websites like www.christianbook.com or ask your Youth Pastor if you can lend you some), call some friends, set a date, make some brownies, and prepare to experience God together! Its great to have a team of friends, who can pray for you, laugh with you, cry with you, and grow deeper into the Word of God.
7) Learn a New Language– I always found it impressive when people spoke other languages. You never know when you might need it or when you can bless someone else. Why not sign language? Go to your local library and see what they may offer like classes or CDs.
8) Help a Family Member Out– Does your Grandma need help on the weekends? Does your Aunt need help with her kids during the weeknights? Why not use that time to help out and grow closer to your family? It gives you time away you’re your house and maybe Grandma can teach you how to crochet. You just achieved two activities in one!
9) Write– We all have a voice and sometimes we don’t feel heard. Writing is a great way to express/release your feelings without feeling embarrassed or intimidated. You could write poetry and then host a Poetry Slam at your school or church. You can start a journal and give yourself something to look back to and see all the progress you’ve made.
10) Find a Hobby– It could be getting into a sport or becoming the next Project Runway Star. Think about the things you are most attracted to (besides boys..lolol) and either take classes, start a club, or deepen your skill level. Talk to experts and get ideas you never thought of.
11) Visit a College– There is something about a college campus that just screams knowledge, success, and new beginnings. Visiting colleges can help get your mind focused, figure out what you want to study, and maybe talk to some of the student leaders to get their perspective or get inspired.
12) Set Goals for Your Life– Setting goals both short-term and long-term can help you see your future better. You can get a clear idea of which direction to take. Do you want to start a small business? Do you want to go to college right away or wait a year? Would you rather go to YWAM first and then decide what you want to do with your life? It helps keep you on track and gives you a record of your achievements regardless of how little or big they are.
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