Effective use of leisure skills depends on the factors of time, money, people, and available activities when developing a significant social life. Make a list of activities available nearby your area by searching from internet, magazines, newspapers etc. in your free time. This is a significant step in deciding what type of activities a person might start doing. If you want to be involved with a health club that only meets on the weekends, but you work on the weekends, it would not be a good idea to vigorously pursue becoming a member.
Although it is good to be involved with so many social and other networks that they are too tired to work. Many leisure activities cost some money. If an activity costs so much money that you having a difficult time paying for rent, groceries, fees, transportation, etc., you may have to change your choices. There are many leisure activities that cost little or no money. One of the best and economical ways to get involved in leisure activities is to meet people. Of course, you may have to get involved in a leisure activity first in order to meet people who have the similar interests. You can meet people in your neighborhood, church, park, and work. Depending on where a person lives, the number of leisure activities that are available is going to vary. A person living in a metro city is going to have a better selection of activities than person living in a small city or town. Remind that most towns have holy places, parks, playground and opportunities to volunteer. You can choose according your needs and interests. Have a look in newspapers, you may go through the sections that listings of leisure activities going on in the society.
You can go with your friends for movies and other entertainment, sports, outdoor recreation, volunteer opportunities, yoga classes and health clubs. You should identify three activities you would like to participate in over the next few days. Remember to consider the cost, time available, and transportation. Talk about with your friends or spouse why you would be interested in participating in the leisure activities you chose. Ask yourself, as an elective activity, have you met in two weeks without an expert trainer, and have you participated in any of the leisure activities. Think about the cost, whether you enjoyed it, and whether you met people at the activity that you may do something with in the future.