More than 60% of American adults report experiencing boredom at some point during the day. Scientists have yet to pinpoint the necessity of being bored. However, one thing is clear, no one wants to feel this emotion. If felt too often, it can lead to depression, anxiety and a host of other unpleasant feelings. Luckily, if you live in the Los Angeles area, there are a bevy of activities to choose from in order to help make your weekends more interesting. If you are more of an introvert and prefer to stay away from crowds, there are still plenty of things that you can do to add excitement to your weekends. The most important thing to remember is that your comfort zone is the enemy to an interesting weekend. Be sure to try new things and give yourself experiences that you can remember and will look forward to.

Live in Luxury for The Weekend

Los Angeles has some of the best city and scenic views in the country. You may be surprised to learn that renting a luxury car like a Mercedes, Range Rover, or Ferrari is not as expensive as you may think. Additionally, there are companies like Lion Heart Lifestyle that enables adventure-seekers to rent a luxury car. It was once impossible to stay at a luxury property, rent a yacht and/or drive a rare supercar. However, it is possible and can help to create a lasting memory for you and your friends over the weekend.

Pamper Yourself

Well over 70% of Americans hate their jobs. Globally, that number jumps to 85%. If you are included in this majority, it is imperative that you at least pamper yourself on the weekends. After spending 40+ hours of dread each week, your mind and body deserve the reward. Using an app like Groupon, you can easily identify affordable and convenient options to pamper yourself. Some of the more popular activities include massages, facials, manicures/pedicures, etc. Additionally, taking quiet time at the beach or going to a matinee movie on a Sunday morning are also viable methods of pampering yourself.

Learn Something New

In many cases, learning is synonymous with boredom. However, if you learn something that you are truly interested in, it can be the most fun you have ever had. Some may opt for a traditionally styled classroom environment, others may prefer to learn at a “paint and sip” night or a language exchange party. Everyone has different learning styles and interest. It is recommended that you find out what you’re most interested in and begin searching for fun ways to learn it.

Do Something Bigger Than You

Not only can volunteering help to make your weekends more interesting, but it can also actually increase your lifespan and decrease stress. There is a multitude of volunteer opportunities posted online. Some are more geared towards introverts and others may be better for people with an extroverted personality. In many cases volunteer opportunities are ongoing. This can help you to build a new weekend routine as well as build social circles. The best part about volunteering is that it is an activity that does just as much for you internally as it does for the people that you are helping. Making your weekends more interesting will require you to get outside of your current routine and embark on a new weekend path. Do not let life pass you by. By making your weekend more interesting you can enhance every other area of your life.

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