Today we’re discussing frugal forms of entertainment. What entertainment have you discovered that costs little or no money?
I guess for me that would have to include taking photos. Sure, I had to buy the camera. But then the rest is free. I like to drive to favorite places and take scenic photos. That costs only a bit of gas because those two places are 3-4 miles away.
Also frugal entertainment, or no cost entertainment, is in the form of the books I get to read before they’re on the store shelves. I like to read real books, but lately I’ve been reading on my Kindle so I don’t have books to store. Plus it’s easier to hold with my aching hands.
Gardening isn’t exactly free. But the pure enjoyment I get out of watching things grow, of taking photos of new blooms, is free of charge. And then I publish them here for you to see as well.
Then of course after you get your garden going, you can later divide plants and thus have free plants to put elsewhere or give to a friend or neighbor. Just puttering in the dirt with a spade is fun for me.
This online article explains that Prozac and other anti-depressants may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain and are without side effects and chemical dependency potential.
You might want to read this article online about exposure to the bacteria in soil.
Your garden has its own microbiome, and research suggests it’s good for you. Our health depends on the flourishing microbiome in our guts—and on how much of the natural world’s microbiome we let infiltrate.
The companionship of my animals is pure unadulterated joy. Yes, it costs money to feed and medicate them and take them to the vet sometimes. But they’re worth it. They’re so very worth it.
Otherwise I like to move furniture, change up tables and vignettes. That’s free. I like to shop my apartment and switch things up.
Looking around at my peaceful surroundings is free. I so enjoy being a homebody.
Please share your tips for free or frugal entertainment in the comments.