Five Free Ways To Live Well

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Posted on 05/13/2009

Remember the good old days? Back when your mom was your hair stylist and before $5 lattes were a daily necessity? Returning to the basics can be a great way to live life more frugally and, if done right, with more enjoyment. It may be hard to imagine, but you can live well for free. Here are five examples.

Make a Difference
Whatever your passion is– cooking, reading, building stuff– it can be used to help others. Put your passion to work by volunteering for a cause you believe in. And the amazing thing is, making a difference in the lives of others will likely make the most difference in yours.

Get Outside
It’s proven that physical activity can not only make your body feel better, but your spirit, too. Go for a walk. Next time go for a fast walk. Before you know it you’ll be running around town. It’s a free activity that will go a long way to improving your life in many ways. Being healthy is a big part of living well.

Go to Bed
Sleep is a necessity for living well. And it doesn’t cost anything to do it. Just get comfy, take some deep breaths and relax. Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain, poor memory and heart problems. Do yourself a favor and get some more shut eye.

Enjoy Free Stuff
Weather it’s a free concert in a park, or free smoothies to celebrate a store’s grand opening, keep an eye out for activities that don’t cost money. Chances are you’ll broaden your horizons by trying new things and you may even meet new people.

Reconnect with People
Sometimes in the busyness of life connections are broken. Try renewing some of those relationships with a game night or by inviting friends over for dessert. You don’t have to spend money to reconnect with old friends or family members. And those people closest to can be the biggest influence when it comes to living well.

By Alison Storm

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