Enjoy these low cost easy monthly activities. Obviously fill in your own projects.
Bundle up in your favorite sweater and take yourself on a Sunday morning stroll. This is a solo activity but it is just fine to take your dog if you have one. Enjoy the quietude and take some photos.
If you live where you are blessed with four seasons you are probably longing for warmer temperatures by now. Refresh your culinary skills and make some wholesome delicious stews like beef burgundy, Hungarian goulash, chicken a la king, white vegetarian chili…
Winter is getting long. To beat cabin fever why not paint some tropical scenes. Not a painter? Not a problem! Get a travel magazine and make a collage. Discover your creativity! You will be amazed how much a little color combined with a creative task can uplift your mood.
Watch a “feel good” movie and listen to music celebrating spring, joy and renewal. Take yourself to a museum date. Treat yourself and a friend to lunch.
It is time to organize and rethink your fitness routine. You don’t have one? Good grief what are you waiting for! Organize closets and clean your studio. Get the garden ready for planting. If you don’t have one, buy yourself a couple a plants.
Take yourself on a pic-nick in the park. Buy a couple of summer outfits. Offer to go on an extended walk with a friend who has a dog.
Organize an outdoor pot luck with lots of friends and games. Whenever you can, dine “al fresco”. No outdoor space? No problem! Improvise in front of an open window.
Plan as little as possible and enjoy unstructured time. See lots of friends. Eat lots of salads. It is a great opportunity to lose some weight.
This may surprise you but plan your holiday cards now. Every year I make my own. Everyone loves them…and expects them! The sooner I start the better I feel.
Enjoy as much as possible the outdoors while you still can.
The busy season is starting. Organize, plan and stick to schedules. Do not let others distract you. Remember that it is OK to say “no”. Do not overload your plate or else you’ll get indigestion…who wants that during the holiday season?
If you planned November well you will feel the holiday cheer. If you don’t feel it, fake it and smile through the day. Invite friends for a holiday toast including an activity like exchanging favorite poems or inexpensive but creative gifts.
HAVE A WONDERFUL YEAR. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH FUN, INTELLECTUAL AND ENTHUSIASTIC PEOPLE WHO ENGAGE YOU WITH THEIR FREE SPIRIT, KIND HEART AND OPTIMISM.