Entertain Yourself Without Spending A Fortune

Boredom is usually a self-inflicted condition. If you take a moment to think about it, when you are on your own time, you usually control whether or not you are engaged or bored by what you are doing. If you are always looking for a television for entertainment, chances are good that you will quickly find yourself unsatisfied and unfulfilled.

Finding ways to entertain yourself does not have to be an expensive proposition, however. At any age, there are a lot of relaxing things that you can do to both get out of the house and stimulate your mind. I find that I have my most creative moments when I am out doing something completely unrelated to creativity. For example, I get most of the ide

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5 Responses to Entertain Yourself Without Spending A Fortune

  1. rob62521 says:

    Another way would be to visit a tourist spot in your town. We have a Civil War memorial in one our local parks I didn’t realize was there until one day to get out of the house, we explored the park. It was free and made us appreciate our park so much more.

  2. athenabyron75 says:

    visiting the library is a great one, I live in a small town, but the library still has great resources, and I save a ton of money. I get magazines, dvds, books, audio books, all for free, plus when I’m done, I don’t have the clutter or have to worry about recycling the magazines or newspapers.

  3. snshijuptr says:

    I agree with rob! I love to check out what travel guides say about my area especially “shoestring” type guides.

  4. Ann says:

    I have a terrific local park, where I can go to watch the water go over a small dam and under a footbridge and over rocks… and laugh at any fishermen. :-) They have an old-fashioned merry-go-round, a huge timber and ropes things for kids (or people who are kids at heart) to climb on and paddle boats in the shapes of ducks and swans and even a dragon.

    My town is famous for a Lincoln/Douglas debate and has a statue commemorating it… right next to a great ice cream place. LOL

    Plus there are a lot of places that are just a day trip away — wineries, a fort, Mineral Point (an old mining town that’s all artists and really cool!), New Glarius (a Swiss town), Mt. Horeb (trolls), Monroe Wisconsin which has the neatest square with an unbelievable chocolate(all handmade)/coffee/tea shop. All kinds of cool places to go and do things!

    Plus, I have to admit, generally my problem isn’t what to do but the time to do everything I want to! :-) And most of it is pretty inexpensive, simple stuff.

  5. A Fan says:

    Good suggestions, David.
    Personally, I would much rather pick up a book than to turn the TV on! Those commercials are getting longer and longer, plus they are sillier now than ever before and they never fail but to come on three times as loud as your normal volume is set.
    Annnnnywaaaaays! LOL! :) Lord, don’t get me started!
    I would like to suggest that your readers check out http://www.paperbackswap.com It is a great place to get all kinds of FREE books!
    Reading is much healthier for the mind than TV ANY DAY!

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