These are things I recommend you do as well because...well...they're entertaining or good for you. Just consider it, k?
1) Pinterest - That's a surprise, right? I know I get all of my recipes and crafts from Pinterest already. But it's just so addicting and makes me actually want to craft or work out or, you know, decorate my apartment better.
2) Cooking - After my few decorating disasters where I almost set my kitchen on fire, I decided that the things I'm good at making go in the oven. I'm talking casseroles and such things. Anyway, the stuff I've been making has actually been really good recently. Before I'd get bland things, or slightly not cooked all the way rice in one instance. And, thanks to my friend Joe, I've actually started making full meals (entree and side dish.) If you don't know how to cook, try learning sometime, it makes you feel really accomplished and is pretty relaxing.
3) Working out - I had really lazy about working out for a while, but recently I've been trying to get back into it. I try to at least do something four times a week and now I even have an idea for things to do after work during the week. They're circuits, and yes I found them on Pinterest, but when I was training for soccer in high school we'd do similar things, but we called them plyometrics. These include sets of squats, lunges, jumping jacks, push ups, crunches and so on.
Here's an example, I did this one today:
You will be sore, but after a while it should really tone you up.
4) Reading - I'm on the third book of The Hunger Games series and I'm not going to lie to you, I love them. I've been recommending them to everyone recently. One of my friends made a good point, though, that I'm pretty embarrassed about, I also recommend Twilight when I first read them. I was in high school, don't judge me! It was a phase! These are actually really good, I haven't finished them, but I'm expecting good things from the ending.
5) See movies - I saw three this weekend. And I realize how expensive this is, but I wanted to see them, and I get great joy out of seeing movies. It makes me forget about everything I'm worried about. I saw My Week With Marilyn, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and The Iron Lady. I'm going to say My Week With Marilyn was by far the best movie of the three. Meryl Streep was brilliant in The Iron Lady and it was a very impressive film as well, just a little too historical and real-life for me to see multiple times. But Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close was just so hard to watch. It was emotionally draining and frustrating and tragic all in one.
2012 has been going well so far, let's just hope it keeps getting better and better.