Free time is so rare for many of us these days that it's hard to know what to do with it when we get some.
One thing you won't regret is being productive with your time and actually learning something new.
We don't mean the boring stuff most people learn in school or college but actual, enjoyable weekly classes where you'll pick up things that you can use for the rest of your life.
Dublin has plenty to offer in terms of adult classes. Here's our pick of the bunch. Have we left any out? Get in touch.
1. Dream Interpretation
If you often wake from a slumber thinking 'what the hell was that about?' then this is the course for you.
Learn why we dream, how to remember them and what they mean. Participants are encouraged to share their dream experiences with each other so don't be shy about giving all the details!
A 10-week course taking place at Marino College. Email [email protected] for more information.
2. Halloween Make-Up Training
How fun would this be? And there's plenty of time to hone your skills before the big night on October 31.
Taking place at Make Up Forever on Clarendon Street. Call 01 6799043 for details.
3. Asian Cooking
Learn how to create restaurant style Indian and Thai food. Includes starters, side dishes and main courses and takes place at Hartstown Community School in Blakestown.
Click here for more.
4. Adult Drawing
Including still life, portraiture, drawing from observation and landscape sketching taught by highly experienced & qualified teachers at Ballyroan Community Centre in Rathfarnham.
Call (01) 495 8576 for more.
Work, family or other areas of life getting you down? This eight-week course allows you to learn how to pay attention to your thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, the body and the world around you.
Essentially, mindfulness is all about living in the here and now.
Check out MindfulnessClinic.ie for more.
6. Laughter Yoga
They call laughter the universal language. Laughter yoga is initiated through body exercises, childlike playfulness, and eye contact.
It's easy to make a connection with anyone, no matter what age or gender and it's well worth checking out.
Click here for information on public classes.
7. Beginners Ukelele
Anyone who's ever been at a Ukulele jam will know how much fun the instrument can be.
These classes are ideal for anyone who's never picked up a ukelele before but wants to get started.
Classes take place at Crumlin College.
Many people have always talked about tracing their family tree so why not start now? There's no time like the present to learn about your past!
Classes available at Griffith College.