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.
#125 – sleep
Make sure you get enough sleep. Sleep is good for your body and mind. Sleep is necessary to maintain energy. Sleep is restorative. Get enough sleep.
#122 – monkey bars
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.
#120 – lay in the grass
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.
#118 – listen
Listen. Listen to nature. Listen to laughter. Sit back and listen to the white noise. Listen to children. Listen to your heart. Listen.
#117 – use coupons
You don’t have to go crazy, but spending a few minutes searching for an online coupon code, using an offer received in the mail, or asking a sales clerk or checkout person if there are any discounts you are eligible for, could save you some money. If it takes too long to find an active code, or the process to get the discount is onerous, it may not be worth the aggravation, but a few seconds to save real dollars? Definitely worth it!
#115 – say ‘bless you’
Say ‘bless you,’ or the equivalent, after someone sneezes. Even in a movie theatre. Even during a meeting. Even during a wedding ceremony. Or during a funeral. It is good manners, and shows polite understanding toward the person who sneezed.
#114 – share your memories
Happy, sad, hilarious, touching, embarrassing…share your memories with others. Tell your story. Keep your soul alive by connecting with others.
#113 – stock your pantry
Keep staples in your pantry & fridge/freezer like peanut butter, frozen veggies, jarred or canned goods, and spices, condiments, and oils. That way you can always throw together something to eat.
#111 – use a French press
Instead of using a machine, use a French press to make your morning coffee. It is better for the environment, cheaper, and often tastier.