17 downtime ideas for dad

1. Get physical. Play basketball with your family, or a group of your friends.

2. Browse in your favorite book store. Take your time.

3. Lie outside under the stars. Pick a clear night, spread out the blanket and enjoy.

4. Indulge in a massage.

5. Take in a movie -- all by yourself for a change

6. Allow yourself a day of solitude.

7. Work with your hands. Garden, build a bird house or make a swing set for the kids.

8. Get back to nature. Take a walk in the woods, climb a mountain, fish.

9. Make love.

10. Explore your area by bike. See it from a new perspective.

11. Get involved in your hobby.

12. Hug your partner, your children, your friends.

13. Make some popcorn and watch your favorite video.

14. Lounge on the beach or by the pool. Don't forget to bring along a cool drink and a book to read.

15. Do only one thing at a time.

16. Get away from it all. Camp out.

17. Meet with a good friend.

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