How to Pass the Time Whilst Listening to Music

Listening to music is one of the most popular hobbies of all time. In fact, just under 65% of adults in the UK say they listen to music every day – which is an incredible figure. Unsurprisingly, people like to multitask whilst listening to music, whether it’s responding to emails or doing some online shopping. Essentially, there are tons of ways you can pass the time when you’re on a playlist marathon, and this article is here to tell you about them.

Play games

When you’re listening to music, one of the best activities to do at the same time is play games. Depending on your personality, you might like first-person shooter games. Or, if you’re someone who likes to test your brain, puzzle games might be your favourite.

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Do a quick workout

No matter who you speak to these days, they’ll probably tell you that they love doing workouts at home. It’s completely understandable – after all, why go to the gym when you can follow along with an online fitness class in your own living room? Talk about modern convenience!

So, the next time you’re listening to some music, try doing a quick workout to give yourself a boost. Also, check out these 10 most popular workout songs if you need some extra motivation.

Browse YouTube

YouTube has been around for well over 15 years, but it’s still as popular as ever. In 2021, the number of YouTube viewers around the world is estimated to reach 1.86 billion – yep, billion. So, with such a large platform, it’s hardly surprising that YouTube has tons of creative and interesting channels for you to browse whilst listening to music. If you want to know who the most popular YouTubers are right now, check out this list.

Follow new people on Instagram

Sometimes, one of the most fun activities to do is browse Instagram. After a while, though, it can start to feel like your IG feed is starting to lose its excitement. If you can relate to this, you should follow new people. To do this, use Instagram’s ‘explore’ feature (which is the mini magnifying glass in the corner of the app). Here, you’ll be able to discover tons of new content that’s related to your like and search history. Before you know it, you’ll be following hundreds of new accounts that have caught your interest!

Redecorate your bedroom

If you’re someone who likes to use your hands, you should redecorate your bedroom the next time you’ve got some music playing. From refreshing your wall décor to removing ornaments you no longer like, don’t be afraid to get creative and use your imagination. You could even paint your bedroom walls a new colour if you’re feeling super inspired – but remember to be careful when you do this.

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