5 Simple Ways to Get More Out of Life


Title says it all.  Let’s jump in:

1.)  Take a bath a couple times a month.  If you’re really adventurous, find a local Japanese/Korean style bathhouse.  I dare you to take a few hours to relax at one of these and it not become a favorite pastime.  And to those who are wary(talking mainly to the dudes here), don’t worry; no one is checkin’ you out.

2.) Look at things through a child’s eyes once in a while.  Most likely you’ll come away with some great insight.

3.) Take the scenic route once in a while.  In the spring and summer when the daylight lasts a bit longer, try avoiding the highway and drive through town to get home.  Better yet, park the car and take a stroll.  You’ll find the neighborhood has loads more to offer when you aren’t cruising by at 70mph.

4.) Spend a day or weekend as a visitor in the city you live in.  Shame on us who can tour another place better than where we reside.  Unfortunately though, it happens.  Whether you come away with a good story or a new favorite spot, it’s a win.

5.) Get in bed 2 hours before you normally do. Then close your eyes.  Then don’t open them until you have to get up in the morning.  That’s it.  I know, you’re thinking about all of the things you’ll miss out on.  They’ll be there tomorrow.  You can even wake up early and do them if you want, and you’ll feel like a new person.

Try these out from time to time and let me know how it works for ya.  Might even help you get over that writer’s block/sales slump/relationship funk that you’re in.  And if you have any good ones to share, I’m all ears.


About willisan

Born the year the Bears won the super bowl for the 1st and last time (as of yet) in Chicago, moved around a bit, lived in Central/Southern/Backwoods Japan for a while, now in Atlanta. My Interests: ・Photography ・Reading ・Sports ・Fitness ・Languages(Japanese) and many, many more!
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3 Responses to 5 Simple Ways to Get More Out of Life

  1. JoAnna Takeda says:

    I love all these and try to do them from time to time. If only onsens were more available! Spend a day in the city you live in…I’m totally on board.

  2. Onew Kim says:

    ~*Love it!*~

    1) I’ve been to a Korean bathhouse before, and it was sooo relaxing :3 I really want to visit Japanese onsens! Howard says they’re amazinggg.

    3) Growing up in Ocala, we took the scenic route to work and back home every single day. Car rides were peaceful and beautiful. I miss it..

    4) I have a coworker who said this too 🙂 She made it a point to actually “vacation” in Florida with her kids every chance they get, because the place where you live has so much to visit and see! (I need to do this…)

    5) I also need to do this.. I’m such a night owl though *lol. It’ll be a challenge.

  3. A nice reflection…enjoyed!

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