There is something so nostalgic and beautiful about the analog sound that comes from a record. Plus there is the joy from simply using a record player: Pulling the record from the album sleeve. Setting the player speed to the correct setting. Aligning the needle at the edge of the record, or beginning of a particular song. The click when the turntable starts to rotate. Listen to records.
Are you a city kid? Go for a hike in the woods. More comfortable in the country? Visit a nightclub in a city. Quiet introvert? Try standup. Life of the party? Learn to embroider. Exposing yourself to new and unexpected experiences will enrich your life, and you may discover a new passion.
Please don’t have pets if you can’t afford to take care of them. If you struggle with the cost to provide them with food, vet visits, litter, grooming, care, medicine, treatment for injury or illness, or have to make sacrifices to your life to afford those things (not paying bills or feeding yourself), then you should not have a pet. Having a pet is not a right, it is a responsibility.
Listen to random local stations. Listen to people telling their stories. Listen to atypical types of music. Listen in the car. At the beach. While doing yard work.
Take advantage of this free medium for entertainment.
It’s not good for your digestive system to hold it. If possible, go when you gotta go! It can help reduce bloating, and prevent constipation and other issues.
If the hem comes undone on your pants, or you have a split seam, instead of getting rid of your clothes (or wearing them with the flaw), simply hand stitch the seam. Anyone can learn how with patience! More complicated repair needed? You can often find seamstresses who can help alter or repair clothing for a small fee online or in your neighborhood.
Seems simple enough. Starting with a good corkscrew will prevent any frustration opening up the wine. Who wouldn’t want that?
Spend time around people who inspire you. Older people who can inspire you to live your best life. People who have achieved similar goals to yours. Friends who are always there for you. Be inspired by others.
Keep track of every penny in & out of your life for some period of time. (Even the change you find on the street). That log will be very revealing about how you spend or unconciously prioritize spending in your life.
Hard to pull your boots off? Get a boot jack! You can use it with rain boots, snow boots, cowboy boots, running shoes, sneakers–just about any shoe or boot with a heel cup. It will save your shoes, and put a smile on your face.