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.
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.
If you are shopping for clothes in a retail store, don’t leave a mess in the dressing room. You are making more work for the employees, and leaving a mess for fellow customers. Keep good karma, by picking up after yourself, and removing items when you exit.
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.
Learn to parallel park your car. When you parallel park, make sure you aren’t too far from the curb. Make sure you are parked legally. Make sure you don’t leave too much space between you and the cars in front or behind you (only need to leave about 12″). It is okay to gently tap the bumpers of the cars in front or behind you, just don’t smash into them or do any damage. Practice makes perfect. You should be proud when you master this skill!
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.
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!
Take advantage of free shipping & returns offers from online stores. That is a great way to compare items in different sizes, colors, and even from different stores. Make sure you make any returns before the time limit is up though, otherwise you could get stuck with something you don’t want; a waste of space and money.
Try balancing on a slack line. It is very difficult at first, but with practice your balance will improve. It will strengthen your core and small muscles in your feet that help with balance. There are slack line groups that meet up in local parks. Challenge yourself to try it!