Earlier, I used to have only those kinds of hobbies that required money spending. But at one point, I realized that it is too expensive for me. Actually, it happens to all of us, but when – it depends on your responsibility and attitude toward money. However, it does not mean that you have to forget about entertainment.
Below you can find several ideas to get started enjoying your life without spending much money.
Streamline Your Routine
Think well what should be changed in your daily life and then just start those changes accordingly. If you have to clean your room, start with cleaning, and make it a routine. If there is too much stress in your life, take some time to relax. If you have no time to cook during the week, cook something healthy for the week in advance. Do not simply organize your space – realize that you are doing everything to make your life better.
Go Hiking or Camping
It is not so frightful to get your feet and knees dirty like you did as a kid. Hike to the top of any mountain you can get to and just sit and gaze out. If you have no opportunity for this, go to the local nature preserve. You will be in harmony with yourself and your own life. Sometimes, it is very useful to step away from it a bit.
Help Someone with Getting No Benefit
Help your neighbor with a yard sale or do something in his/her garden, help an old woman with shopping, cook breakfast to your grandma… It does not matter what you are going to do, just do it solely for the sake of someone else. You will feel fulfilled, knowing that you have spent a day doing something worthwhile.
Light candles and take a bath with salts and essentials oils. Watch your favorite TV shows while taking a bath. Make some DIY hair and face masks, give yourself a manicure and pedicure. Just make your home a mini spa for one night.
Donate Clothes You Do Not Wear
Get rid of all the old clothes that are just clogging up your closet. When all the clothes are in the box, drive them to a donation center and let them go. This way you will have less clutter in your closet, and you will know that these clothes are going to someone who really needs them.
Take Time to Do Your Necessities Slowly and Mindfully
Clean your bedclothes, cook for the week and lay out your clothes for each day. Try to make your chores an interesting exercise. Think how therapeutic a simple act of cleaning and cleansing is. After all, doing all these things today, you will thank yourself for it tomorrow.
In fact, you do not need to stay without money at all to start loving free things. Our lives do not get better proportionately to how much money we spend on it, but it is proportional to how much we enjoy what we already have.