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How to Stay Awake Late Without Electronics for Entertainment

Updated on February 10, 2013
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Fun Things To Do When You Are Bored

There are a variety of reasons why someone might want to stay awake without electronics: you might not have electricity at the moment, you could be dealing with a power failure, or maybe you are camping. It might be that you simply like the idea that you aren’t using that much electricity, but for whatever the reason, there are a ton of things you can do without using electronics, especially when staying awake late at night.

If you are trying to stay awake late without electronics, there are endless possibilities that you can do to help you pass the time and keep you entertained. The most important part of choosing the right activity is that you find something that you enjoy doing. No matter, what make sure that what you are doing is something that you find fun. That way, it won’t feel like a chore and the time will pass very quickly.

Card Games to Pass The Time

If you can’t or don’t want to use electronics, card games are the obvious choice: there are lots of different card games you can play! If you are by yourself you can always play solitaire and there are many different variations of solitaire so it’s unlikely that you ever get bored. If you are in a group, you can play card game like: Crazy Eights, Hearts, War, Gin Rummy and Old Maid. You can even play the card game SKIP-BO. It’s a card game for 2 to 6 players and you can learn how to play it here.

Play a Board Game

Board games, also known as tabletop games, are a very popular choice for staying awake late at night. Depending on what board game you choose, you can keep yourself entertained for approximately 45 minutes to hours and even days on end. Most board games are for 2 players and up, and include such classics like Monopoly, Clue and Trivial Pursuit. There are also several new games available that have become very popular in recent years and are highly rated. These include: The Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico and Agricola. There are also several board games that are made for only one player: simple board games like labyrinth, to the more complicated games like Ambush and Star Smuggler. Whatever you end up choosing, board games are a great way for passing the time.

Draw Something

Whether you are a beginner or an expert artist, drawing and sketching is a fun activity that requires no electronics. Use anything around you as a model. You can even draw things from memory or from your imagination.

Start Writing

You don’t need a computer to write, just some paper and a pen or pencil. Jot your thoughts down, create a story, or write down a diary or journal entry. Write about anything that pops into your head. Who knows? You might even have an idea for a new book!

Read a Book

A Book or magazine is a great source of entertainment. Reading a book is a great pastime, and if you have an entire evening free, you could probably read a whole book in that time.

Exercise To Stay Awake

If you are already planning on staying awake late, you might want to consider doing some exercises: not only will exercising help you stay awake but you are killing time and doing something great for your body! When a person exercises, their heart pumps more blood through their body and they also get the high from the release of endorphins. This helps people stay awake and alert. On top of that, exercising is a great way to also stay fit. If you are trying to figure out what type of exercises to do: start with some leg squats, running on the spot, pushups and situps.

Start a Craft Project

If you are a creative person, or even if you just want to start making something, crafting is a great hobby and best of all it can be done at anytime: there are thousands of different crafts and craft ideas out there. Express yourself and start painting, sculpting, sewing, building or even make something that you need.

Learn How To Play a Musical Instrument

If you have an old guitar or flute hanging around there isn’t a better time to start learning how to play then when you are already trying to stay up late. Playing an instrument is a great pastime, it helps people focus better and it even increases brain activity.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Things every family should do. Get away from the computer (except hubbers of course) and spend time together. Seriously, this is a good family hub.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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