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Fifty Things You Can Do For Practically Nothing

I don’t know of anyone who has not been affected by the current economy.  I don’t even watch the news anymore since all it does is upset and depress me. It is important to realize that no matter how bad things seem to be, how you react to a stressor can negatively affect the people around you as well.  One of my favorite songs, “Busy Man” by Billy Ray Cyrus has a line that states,  “Have you ever seen a headstone with these words, If only I had spent more time at work!” Remember to “love the one you’re with!”

The following list is courtesy of “Couples Communication, Skills for Harmony and Growth.”

  1. Exercise
  2. Ride your bike or walk across a bridge
  3. Go to a scenic place to walk or hike
  4. Pack a picnic and take it to the park or backyard.
  5. Go camping for the weekend
  6. Go to a local museum (Bank of America Museums on Us)
  7. Stretch
  8. Go window shopping at your favorite stores
  9. Volunteer
  10. Walk the dog
  11. Take a class (pottery, yoga)
  12. Work in the garden
  13. Watch a movie
  14. Enjoy your morning coffee in a scenic place
  15. Bowling
  16. Miniature Golf
  17. Take a scenic drive
  18. Take a walk around the neighborhood
  19. Give your significant other a massage
  20. Go to a National Park
  21. Watch a sunset
  22. Read
  23. See a play at a local theater
  24. Start a collection (rocks)
  25. Go wine tasting
  26. Take a walk in a quaint downtown area
  27. Go out for ice cream or yogurt
  28. Breakfast in bed
  29. Dinner by candlelight
  30. Meet for lunch during workweek
  31. Walk along the beach
  32. Take a train ride
  33. Antique shopping
  34. Go on a boat or ferry ride
  35. Try a new restaurant
  36. Take funny pictures
  37. Start a box of good memories
  38. Start a journal
  39. Put together a photo album
  40. Refinish a piece of furniture
  41. Go to a pet store
  42. Try something new (new dish)
  43. Join a sports team in local community
  44. Plant a vegetable garden
  45. Surprise your partner with dessert
  46. Have root beer floats
  47. Try a new sport
  48. Play a board game or card game
  49. Go to bookstore or library
  50. Kiss