With the advent of smartphones, it’s easier than ever to think of things to do while you’re on the loo. It doesn’t have to be a boring waste of time; you can have fun or even be productive when you go to the toilet. We’ve rounded up four of the most enjoyable activities to do when it’s time to go to the toilet whether you’re home, at work or even using one of those portable toilets. The most popular choices are catching up with friends, reading, scrolling through social media and spend some time thinking or planning your day.
1. Catch Up with Friends
No, we’re not talking about phoning your friends while you’re on the toilet. We’re talking about texting. During a busy day, it can be difficult to find the time to return messages or update your plans for the week. But you can make your enforced timeout productive by confirming plans, responding to queries and catching up with friends that you haven’t spoken to in a while via text.
While you’re on the loo and have some downtime, this is a great opportunity to let your mother know you’re still alive, text your partner to pick up some groceries on the way home or respond to a friend about dinner plans. And, since you probably have your phone with you wherever you go (even the toilet), it’s a convenient, productive use of your time. If you’re at an event that portable toilets, you can even use the time to text your friends to let them know where you’re going next.
2. Read a Book, Magazine, or Newspaper
The long-lost art of reading makes a comeback when it’s time to go to the toilet. Whether you choose to read a physical book, magazine, eReader or even an app on your phone, this is the one place where you won’t be disturbed and can spend some time reading in peace.
If you have your phone with you, you can even read the newspaper. There are many good quality newspaper sites that are available online. This means that while you have some time on your hands, you can catch up with what’s happening in the world, get the latest sports updates and be the first to know about breaking celebrity scandals.
We suggest keeping a couple of magazines in your bathroom; it can be frustrating to sit down on the loo only to realise that you’ve forgotten your phone or book and now have to pass the time staring at the wall. It’s also one of the things you can do to make your home more welcoming for guests. Ensure that you have some reading material in the guest toilet. That way, when it’s time for them to go to the toilet, they have some interesting reading material available to pass the time.
3. Social Media While Using Portable Toilets
Whether you have a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account, you know that social media is a great way to pass the time. While you’re on Facebook, you can check if there are any birthday messages that you need to send, post a status update, or simply spend the time scrolling through your feed to get updates on what your friends are up to.
Twitter is a great way to spend your time on the loo because there are always new, interesting conversations and interactions happening. With Twitter, you can get caught up on the latest political updates and news from around the world. And because the platform is curated according to your interests (defined by who you choose to follow) and suited to bite-sized snippets, you don’t have to wade through acres of boring information to find the content that you’re interested in.
We recommend Instagram for your time on the toilet because it’s image-heavy and text light. It’s a great way to get inspired with new recipes, things to do on the weekend and holidays that you can start planning. Regardless of where your interests lie, there is something for everyone on Instagram. They’ve made it easy to find content that you’re interested in by allowing you to search using hashtags or by browsing the top content based on your interests. And because time spent on the loo can vary quite a bit, scrolling on Instagram is easy to pick up and put down, making it the perfect activity to enjoy while on the loo. It’s also the best option if you’re at a event that has portable toilets – you can use the break to upload a picture of yourself at the event.
4. Think and Plan, Or Take a Moment to Yourself
Life is busy, there are constant demands on your time and it can be difficult to make space for yourself. This is especially true if you have a demanding job, work long hours or have children. If this is you, spending time on the toilet distraction-free to think, plan or just to be can be the most enjoyable way to pass the time.
There may be a decision or upcoming event that you need to think through, and the best opportunity that you’re going to get for uninterrupted thinking time is on the toilet. You may need to plan a birthday party or simply think about what you’re going to make for supper, but if you have a busy day of appointments, it’s likely that when you sit down on the loo, it’s the only spare moment that you’ll have to plan. Or you may just need a moment to collect your thoughts. Being run off your feet at work can be overwhelming, but you can enjoy a few precious moments to yourself when you take some time to sit down on the loo and time out. And if you’re at a festival, you might just need a moment to catch your breath before the next highlight rolls around, especially if they have portable toilets.
You might be thinking that you could only enjoy these activities if you’re on the loo in your home or at work where everything is comfortable and familiar. But when you have access to top of the range portable toilets, you can enjoy these activities even when you’re out at an event or festival.
LetLoos offers a range of the best portable toilet hire options on the market that can be adapted to meet your needs. If you’re planning an event, festival or have a construction site that needs portable toilet hire, LetLoos can put together the perfect solution. The range includes toilet trailers, portable toilets, and disabled portable toilet hire options. Their team of professionals offers next day service with short-term through to long-term options. Try them for a free, no-obligation quote.