06 January 2009

Tip of the Day January 6, 2009

Finding Real Entertainment

It may be old fashioned, but the simple things really are the best, and old fashioned or not, when it comes to entertainment they can also be the best value too. It's holiday time and true to form we are being bombarded with advertising telling us we need to see the latest movie, visit Dreamworld and Movie World and a myriad of other really expensive things to keep the kids (and ourselves) entertained during the holidays. We have to spend, spend, spend or we will be bored silly. Australians are working longer and harder so they can "afford" to buy entertainment and then what? It's never enough. These things leave us wanting more and more and don't satisfy. Until we learn to enjoy simple things, these expensive, supposedly more exciting things will continue to leave us wanting more. Learn to find enjoyment in simple things and pass this skill onto your children. A trip to the park (and you don't need kids to go to the park), a picnic on the beach (or in the backyard), even mowing the lawn, can provide entertainment and satisfaction. And these things don't cost a lot of money, there's no need to work longer and harder to pay for them.

Make a list of things you consider entertainment. Then choose one thing a day, that doesn't cost much but yields a feeling of satisfaction, and try to do it. You'll find that when you do spend money on entertainment, that you really will enjoy it and be happy with your choices.

If you need some inspiration for things to do, try our list of things to do when there's nothing to do.

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