Explore a city by going on a walking tour. You can learn a lot about the local history, and going at a slower pace allows you to take in more. There are endless tour options available, everything from historical to ghost tours. A little extra exercise is nice too.
Get a library card for your local library. Find out what they offer. Many library networks offer more than just books to lend. You can often get media (movies, music, ebooks, etc), museum passes, internet access, access to community events, etc. Take advantage of this free resource.
Listen. Listen to nature. Listen to laughter. Sit back and listen to the white noise. Listen to children. Listen to your heart. Listen.
The Smithsonian museums are actually many museums in Washington DC. If you have the opportunity, you should spend some time exploring their collections. They are free to visit and offer a wide range of artifacts to view.
Go places you’ve never been. Stop at curiosities. Camp along the way. Talk to strangers in diners. Ask locals where to go. Open your eyes to new experiences!
Everyone should be able to make some simple meals. If you are new to the kitchen, start with meals that involve little cooking (i.e. salads, sandwiches), and/or that don’t have a lot of ingredients. Take a cooking class to gain confidence. Watch instructional videos (cooking shows, Youtube videos, etc.). Order from a meal kit service if you aren’t sure what to buy. If possible, make extra and freeze or save your leftovers for the next day.
If you ever get a chance to take a helicopter tour: do it! Flying and hovering above a city or landscape in a helicopter is exciting and the views you will witness will be unbelievable. Every trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you shouldn’t miss!
Try not to buy clothes that require ironing at all. If you do buy something that wrinkles, hang it up on a hanger when you take it out of the washing machine. Air drying it will usually remove the wrinkles. Life is too short to be spending hours ironing.
Whether it is a 30 day challenge to encourage you to read more, exercise, eat better, or get better at a hobby, 30 day challenges are less intimidating way to develop habits, skills, or just try something new. Track your finances (to the cent!) for 30 days. Run or walk outside 1 mile every day for 30 days. Cut fast food from your diet for 30 days. Get up 30 minutes earlier every day for 30 days. The options are endless.
Tailgating wastes gas, because you are constantly having to hit the brakes, and then step on the gas pedal to get moving again. If you back off a bit, you will need to brake less, and can coast more.
Tailgating also puts you at higher risk of rear-ending another car, and if that happens, your car insurance could skyrocket. Just don’t do it. Don’t tailgate.