Better Start Now… Otherwise You’ll be Bored and Depressed

There is no better time than today to check in with yourself and what you do with your “spare” time. Benjamin Franklin once said that the three grand essentials to life are… something to do, something to love and something to hope for. If we don’t keep these three things in mind, we could be in for some rough times as we age. It doesn’t matter how old you are, everyone needs to fulfill these essentials. Plan ahead for the days when you are too old to ride a bike or live alone and there’s no one to cook and bake for. In the old days it was called having a hobby. It’s more important than just a hobby, it’s having a life. Tap into what has always interested you and no matter how old (or young) you are, take the steps necessary to do it. Have it become your lifestyle. You’ll live a long and happy life if you do.

Suellen Ocean has developed the lifestyle of an author. You can find her books here:

1950’s Advice For Women

When I was a teenager, growing up in the 1960’s, my mother gave me this advice: “When you get married make sure you comb your hair right away when you wake up in the morning, so you’ll look nice for your husband.” Good advice for anyone, male or female. But here’s a good one I ran across while reading an old essay about homemaking. “Look pretty, even when you are sweeping the floor. You will feel less tired at the end of the day than if you wear drab garments.” Oh… don’t we wish!

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