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.
Take advantage of the parks system in your city. Walk around the garden paths. Have a picnic. Lay and read in the grass. Photograph the flowers. Run, walk, or bike on the fitness paths. Bring your kids to the playgrounds. Attend free concerts or movie nights. Spend time at the park.
Practice hanging and moving around on the monkey bars like a kid. Play! It has probably been years since you climbed up and hung by your arms, but try it. If you haven’t kept your weight down, and arm strength up, it will be hard. But if you look at it with all of the excitement of a child, you will have fun as you practice and get better.
On a nice day, lay in the grass. Take a nap. Have a picnic. Read a book. Enjoy the warmth of the sun. Enjoy the softness of the grass.
Listen. Listen to nature. Listen to laughter. Sit back and listen to the white noise. Listen to children. Listen to your heart. Listen.
If you use a shopping cart, put it in the cart corral (at a minimum) after loading your purchases in your car instead of just leaving the cart to roll around the parking lot. Doing so is courteous to the store employees and fellow shoppers. Don’t be the one who isn’t respectful!
Instead of using a machine, use a French press to make your morning coffee. It is better for the environment, cheaper, and often tastier.
Include artwork in your life. You can display it in your home. You can display it on your screen. You can add bumper stickers to your car. Add art to your workstation. Display artwork throughout the environments where you live your life.
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!