Ten ways to escape (from your routine) this month on a budget. These suggestions offer ways to change up your life, so you don’t spend the month shifting between staring at depressing news and trying to get hooked on a new TV show to distract you from the routine. There’s so much more out there—I know it, you know it, but it can be hard to make a change, so here’s some inspiration to go with our monthly theme of getting away.
Get started on learning to play an instrument. If you have one at your house already, start with it. Look for local instructors—your aim isn’t to set up weekly lessons for the next year, but rather to have someone walk you through some introductory positions and exercises to show you where to start. After you have a few lessons down, you can continue on your own with the help of some handy youtube tutorials, like this one for guitar.