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A Fulfilling Distraction: Advice for Budget-Minded People Who Need a Hobby

Are you the kind of person who needs to find a way to relax but has a hard time just sitting still and taking it easy? Some people need to find a distraction that keeps them moving or feeling as though they’re accomplishing something positive — that’s what makes hobbies so ideal. Once you’ve found one you enjoy, you’ll find it relaxing and stimulating at the same time, and it should allow you to work off frustrations and generate positive feelings. It’s an important form of self-care because it contributes to your sense of well-being.

Best of all, a hobby doesn’t have to be an expensive proposition to be enjoyable, and there are many you can enjoy along with friends if you choose. Here’s how to get started.

Music

Learning to play an instrument is one of the most satisfying and rewarding hobbies, and it’s a skill that benefits people in many ways, such as improving memory, cognitive functioning and motor skills. Music is a unique form of communication and entertainment, and learning how to play it can instill a powerful sense of self-esteem and achievement. There’s no need to pay for expensive lessons when there are free lessons that can be found on the internet. If you have a piano or guitar at home, then you’re all set to learn music. If you need to purchase an instrument, opt to start with a more affordable one, consider renting one through a music store, or watch for discounts, rebates and promotional offers on equipment.

Sports

You don’t have to be a world-class athlete to take up sports as a hobby. All you really need to enjoy golf, tennis, or bowling is desire and a little equipment, which can be found at affordable prices by watching for coupons or online promo coupons at a retail store like Dick’s Sporting Goods, plus you can dig a little deeper to find cash back on purchases. What sport you decide to take up as a hobby may depend on whether you prefer to play as part of a team or compete as an individual. Either way, playing a sport is a great way to get some exercise while enjoying an activity that takes your mind off your problems.

Drawing

If you’ve always had a creative impulse, try turning it into a fulfilling hobby. Or, you can enjoy learning the basics by dialing up an online tutorial, such as Drawspace, and learn in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. It’s an enjoyable hobby, and it’s one that allows you to share with others the results of your efforts. Make it a group activity by inviting friends to join with you. To get started, search weekly sales and discounts through hobby stores like Michaels.

Arts and Crafts

Crafting is a hobby and creative outlet for millions of men, women and children who enjoy creating things with their hands. Crafting gives you the means of making unique presents for others and, depending on your skill level, taking part in crafting fairs and competitions and even launching your own business venture. It’s also an excellent way to stay involved with other people whose company you enjoy and who share your enthusiasm. Save money when searching for supplies and look for online discounts at stores like Hobby Lobby.

A hobby can be a life-changing activity that opens up new avenues of learning and achievement and creates new friendships. It can be the means of developing an existing skill or learning one that’s always interested you. Most importantly, it’s a form of self-care that can recharge your emotional and psychological batteries.

Written By: Julie Morris

Life and Career Coach

julie_morris@juliemorris.org | juliemorris.org

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LEIGH MCKNIGHT (MINNIE DIX)

Nov 20, 2018 South Carolina author Leigh McKnight also know as Minnie Dix is a very talented writer. Leigh McKnight has written a number of books, such as “My Front Porch,” “Sinners Never Sleep,” “Satisfy,” “Satisfy 2,” “The Sun,” “The Sin, “The Shame,” and “A Day In Paradise Book 1”. Leigh McKnight has also written 5 children’s books called, “The Oak Trees That Talk” and “Belcher, The 10th Reindeer” to name a few.

After her diagnosis with cancer Leigh McKnight took a long break from writing to focus on her health. After much thought she decided to go forward with surgery and has since been a year cancer free. With that blessing and countless supporters asking her when she will return to writing, she has since decided to get back to what she loves most which is creating a story that will captivate the minds of her fellow readers. Leigh McKnight is also working on several short stories and novels per request from her readers. Adding to her collections, Leigh McKnight add s “ A Day In Paradise,” Books 1 and 2, with more to come in the year 2019. Be sure to check out her catalog of books all available or to be available on Amazon website.

Contact Leigh McKnight the Author:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/leighmcknight

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leigh.mcknight.96

Purchase Leigh McKnight’s Books:

Amazon; https://www.amazon.com/Leigh-McKnight/e/B004AQ18VK

A Day In Paradise (Book 2):

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Do you believe in love at first sight?

Neither did Jordan Banks that is until she meets handsome Dr. Tobin Douglas. After spending a fun filled day on an incredible beach in Montego Bay and a night of romantic dining and dancing, Jordan and Toby each knows they are in love.

The following day, Jordan returns to Savannah, and Toby to Atlanta with promises to keep in touch. After some time goes by and Jordan doesn’t hear from Toby and thinks it’s over between her and Toby, she returns to what is familiar, her ex, the man who had broken her heart.

When Toby’s surprise visit finds that Jordan has reconnected with her old flame, can their new relationship compete with the old and, can it survive?

 Download “A Day In Paradise” Book 2 here:

Book Leigh McKnight:

Email: minnie_dix@yahoo.com

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If you support #Black, if you support #ColinKaepernick, if you support #Nike,
CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST RELEASES!
Your support is always appreciated, here is the new project.#JustFuckIt✔
Galafati Music Group / Conradz Productionz Presents “Just Fuck It” in support of Colin Kaepernick and Nike. All music/artists represent the take a knee movement.
Support the movement of legit exposure by sharing and downloading this mixtape.

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If you support #Black, if you support #ColinKaepernick, if you support #Nike,
CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST RELEASES!
Your support is always appreciated, here is the new project.#Hypebeast✔
Galafati Music Group / Conradz Productionz Presents HypeBeast “Just Do It✔” in support of Colin Kaepernick and Nike. All music/artists represent the take a knee movement.
Support the movement of legit exposure by sharing and downloading this mixtape.

Kendra Williams gives us a sneak peek revealing her second location to her amazing and expanding store Rose Beton opening in the Mall of Louisiana. The Grand Opening will kick off with a special private dinner with selected fans on Friday Oct 26th, and to be followed by her official grand opening following on Oct 27th from 10am to 9pm. It does not stop there as in Sunday there is a Fall/Winter fashion show to take place between 3pm and 6pm. This weekend will be filled with amazing fashion and fun, so if you are in the area be sure to come out and support this amazing woman as she progresses as a Singer, Songwriter and most importantly a boutique owner…, a true woman who wears many hats.

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New Single “Everything” by Kendra Williams playing in the backround of her upcoming album “Portrait if a Woman” A new Chapter

Add their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rose.beton.39

Instagram @rosebeton_boutique

Twitter: Rosebetonboutique

 

 

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This is an event you all have been waiting for brought to you by Diamond L.A.W. Entertainment. This is not just an event for artist but is also here to cater to music lovers who are seeking fresh new music and entrepreneurs that are looking to network and expand their brand. The event is being held on Sunday, Oct 28th, 2018. There will be everything from liquor tasting, food, and of course local vendors with the hottest products in the streets. All that are involved with the industry are welcome, from jewelry, fashion, modeling, hair, authors and more to attend. Music is a culture that involves a little bit of everything. Media is welcomed as well be so be sure to contact Lisa Gonzalez Williams to R.S.V.P.

“The Radio and Producer Annex” featuring:

TT Torrez from Hot 97 as the keynote speaker

Dj Trans of the Hit Squad Dj’s recently signed to Roc Nation

VP, Radio Personality for Z93Jamz

Louie D of Classified Music Group

Hosted by: Courtnay The Poet

Music By Moja Arts Dj Cory B

Special Guest : P The Politician (CCG Network Radio) & Brice Grandville of Brice Gang Records

Sponsored by: Cloud 9 Vodka, Billy Dat Vodka, Link Capone, Chubb Studios, Britt Bratt Promotions, GlobalShyne Promotions, Never Broke Again Records, & Foot Steps.

Topics: Mainstream radio, blogs, importance of mixing and mastering, how to promote yourself properly, importance of budgeting, online radio, and Deejay Blast.

Contact: Lisa Gonzalez Williams for tickets, artist packages, sponsor packages, and vendor info. Email: dleent843@gmail.com

R.S.V.P: Click Here >>> https://www.facebook.com/events/297416281054745/

 

“Let Me See It” is a raw uncut club record with a little trap feel to it. Visuals shot by Bam G Films and Brian.

As Dice Santino strives for success, he continues to hit the pavement promoting his music, performing city to city in the state of South Carolina and has revamped and started his own label called Ville Made Ent. You will definitely be hearing the name Dice Santino a lot more this coming year with new music, more visuals and performances. Music can be streamed and downloaded via Soundcloud, YouTube, and Reverbnation.

Connect With Artist Dice Santino via social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Dice-Santino-480231265346180/,

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dicesantino/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dicesantino96

YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/5zG2GIgVuqs

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/dice-santino-1

scooda sease live march 31st

 

Scooda Sease releases his much anticipated video for “Killem With Success” off his recent album “Undiscovered Underdog” which can be purchased on Itunes, Google Play, Amazon Music and most digital platforms. The video captures his grind as an independent artist.

No need to worry about the haters just do what you do, stay in your lane, and “Killem with Success”. – Scooda Sease

Shot By: Stan Green

Produced By: Mossberg Montana

Models: Rona Brown & Marquinette Jones

Connect with Scooda Sease:

Instagram: @scoodasease

Facebook (Like): https://www.facebook.com/scoodasease/

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Are you a Musician that just wants to be heard? Are you looking for FEEDBACK on your music to help you decide which single or video you should release? Each Friday at 8pm est you can catch one of the DOPEST review shows on the planet being broadcast LIVE on Facebook. Tune into Friday Night Live with P. The Politician and “Let’s Rock”.

Friday Night Live is an amazing platform for artist, whether your looking for more exposure or just need an unbiased opinion on a single your thinking about putting out. It is also a great show for music lovers who want to hear different genres of music rather than the same few songs you may constantly hear on the radio. The best part is you have an industry professional(s) giving their thoughts on your music and the listeners are able to give their opinions as well.

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Artist submit your music for review through the submissions page on the website. Click here: www.ccgnetworkradio.com/submit

(Like) and Watch the show here: https://www.facebook.com/pthepoliticianccgnetworkradio/