The best things in life are free

The world is pretty darn expensive these days, especially when income is limited related to our mental illnesses. ย But there are some pretty cool things that can be done for free, and here’s a few that I’ve come up with:

  • You may wonder why I’ve chosen a shaggy yak picture to go along with this post โ€“ well, it’s because the internet allows you to find free photos of anything you could possibly want (and I mean who wouldn’t want a shaggy yak)
  • Speaking of the wonders of the internet, it allows you to learn about just about anything at no cost
  • Snuggling with animals
  • Reading (the local library is my go-to for books, and I love that my library has ebooks that can be checked out)
  • Writing
  • Watching nature
  • Thinking about the mysteries of the universe
  • Listening to things like raindrops falling, the wind blowing through the trees
  • People-watching
  • Walks in the sunshine
  • Daydreaming
  • Singing along to your favourite songs
  • Love (cue J.Lo song My Love Don’t Cost a Thing, but don’t cue the video because I find it annoying)

What are your favourite free things to do?


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29 thoughts on “The best things in life are free

  1. Meg says:

    Oh, wow, what a great list!!

    I definitely, wholeheartedly agree with the Internet as being an invaluable resource. You can make friends online who you’d never in a million years meet otherwise, you can listen to a song on YouTube, you can exchange email correspondence, find great images of everything (that is a fabulous shaggy yak!), and do research for novel writing at wikipedia. LOVE the internet!!

  2. says:

    Awesome list. When it’s not a scorcher outside, I love to just sit in the park and take in the sounds of the birds and watch the squirrels run around like crazy. I also enjoy listening to relaxing music while I write. Although this part technically is not free, because I do buy them. I love reading quotes. But, I will only buy the books if they are marked down. LOL! I haven’t done this is a while, but I do enjoy the adult coloring books and coloring mandalas… this is a great way to de-stress. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. howikilledbetty says:

    I LOVE your shaggy Yak! I want one, along with a west highland cow … Personally, I like a good walk, strong coffee, a cuddle with a dog, anyoneโ€™s dog and a hug from my husband. …. those are the best for me. Katie x

  4. s.e. taylor says:

    Built a fire in the firepit last night and listened to music. I also like the park, dog snuggles, bullet journaling, and the wonders of the internet. I actually found myself waking up this morning looking forward to doing some reading and blogging. It’s very unusual for me to wake up looking forward to anything.

  5. Liz says:

    Walk in nature, laughs, learning new things whether reading a book, or from the Internet.
    Quiet times, or sleep if I need it.

  6. nmaliens says:

    Oh yeah i also search free things to do โ™ฅ

    – Local library is my home, they have ebook too
    – Sing, i’m not the best, but I love it
    – watch the stars
    – the sound of the rain

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