Art and music therapy are easy to get involved in, and at least as pleasurable as “retail therapy” – search out new music, there’s an endless free supply on youtube and following the suggestions on the right can lead to discovery of new artists who reflect a particular mood or taste.


Music can be converted to mp3s to store on a computer, phone or mp3 player at the following link HERE.

Graffiti, illustrations for children’s books (perhaps with your own story – less of a commitment than  undertaking to write a novel) are fun and satisfying ways to be creative as well as being virtually free of cost to the wallet and environment.

“Forest bathing” is a Japanese term which is applied to the therapeutic and enjoyable occupation of enjoying pure nature and the great outdoors. Many more enjoyable simple pleasures can be found HERE  and HERE.