CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE FRUGAL BUDGET
When you are on a budget, cheap entertainment is another way to keep more of your
money. Cheap entertainment does not mean low quality entertainment, it means spending
less to have a good time.
The problem many people have is that they forgo ALL entertainment when the budget
does not stretch far enough. Instead of doing things that bring a lot of fun and
joy into their lives, they vegetate in front of the TV thinking that this is all
they can afford. WHOA! You can afford a lot more than you think.
Cheap entertainment can be a simple thing like taking a walk. Many people's
sedentary lives are leading to high blood pressure, being over weight, and many
more maladies inactivity brings. Walk for just 30 minutes a day and you will
improve your health and maybe even lose a few pounds.
- Sunday Drives
- Cheap entertainment at the movies
- Boating on a budget -- really cheap entertainment
- Discounts to major attractions
- Winning on the radio WOW!! Read this one
- Taking Pictures. Digital Cameras open wonderful opportunities
- Rainy Day Fun
- We are a new site. WATCH for these links to activate soon
OK, you say walking is boring. You do not live in the northern woods with trees
and streams and beautiful scenery. So what? Sharon and I --- OH, let me introduce
you. Sharon is my wife and best friend. We have been married for 38 years and
still like and love each other. Anyway, Sharon and I walk twice a day in
an industrial area. Big rig trucks, delivery vans, sidewalks and traffic. What
got us walking was a dog. We need to walk him. We have an excuse, but even when
we did not have such a pressing reason, we still enjoyed walking together.
The first thing you need to do is get rid of the idea that walking is boring.
There are many things, even in an industrial area that make walking interesting.
If you want this form of cheap entertainment to work for you, you need to make
up you mind that you will find the things where you walk that are interesting.
We noticed a new bird in bush and looked it up in a bird book when we finished
our walk. There are lizards in the bushes by the sidewalk. At the right time
of year there are tiny baby lizards. Watching "wildlife" in the city
is really cheap entertainment.
We do have to be careful though. Our dog, Poky, is a mighty dragon slayer. He
jumps around the ends of bushes in hopes of finding his prey, a ferocious lizard.
In two years of walking him he got one. I felt very bad about that and try to
reign him in when he lunges for his prey. I really do not want him killing lizards.
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OK back to walking. Start to notice what you is around as you walk. You will
see things you never notice before if you just pay attention. Insects in the
bushes, birds in the trees, flowers in a planter box, even patterns in the sidewalk.
It is funny what you notice when you really begin to pay attention. The things
you see and experience become a wonderful form of cheap entertainment.
A few years ago I posted regularly in the frugal news group in GOOGLE -- GROUPS.
Back then is was known a dejanews.com. I posted there about paying attention
to the little things. Here in California we have a parasite plant called, "love
weed". I was amazed at the beauty in love weed. Read my post about it at
If you pass or meet someone on your walk, smile and say hello. You will probably
shock a few people, but a cheerful, "Hello" will add another dimension
to your walks.
Make a cheap entertainment notebook and list what you see and experience each
day. This is a sure fire way to measure your success in creating a fun experience
instead of something you have to do.
Good walking shoes will make your walks more pleasureable. Athletic shoes slowly
lose their cushion and break down to the point they start being uncomfortable.
It happens so gradually you do not notice them "wearing out". Athletic
shoes that still look good could be worn out. Remeber the last pair you bought
and how much more comfortable the felt? Pay careful attention to your shoes.
Weigh yourself before you begin you walking and see what you weigh in a month
of walking. Your cheap enterainment just might improve you health.