50 Ways to Make Yourself Feel Young Again

by Jeff Anderson


Staying Young at Heart


1. Throw a coin in a fountain and make a wish.


2. Visit the nearest town you’ve never been to before.


3. Go to a drive-in movie.


4. Draw, color, or doodle for 30 minutes.


5. Have a snowball fight.


6. Tell a ghost story.


7. Write your spouse a love letter.


8. Make a tie-dye shirt.


9. Eat cookies with milk.


10. Go to the library.


11. Write the words to a new song.


12. Make a paper airplane.


13. Make a list of your 10 favorite animals.


14. Watch a sunrise or sunset.


15. Inhale helium and talk in a squeaky voice.


16. Make up your own secret code.


17. Write a limerick or a haiku.


18. Wear a funny hat.


19. Visit the zoo.


20. Volunteer to participate in the Big Brother / Big Sisters mentoring program.


21. Ride in a hot-air balloon.


22. Drink a milkshake.


23. Play hide and seek.


24. Tell someone a joke.


25. Introduce yourself to a new person.


26. If you own a musical instrument, improvise for 30 minutes.


27. Visit an art museum.


28. Play a board game.


29. Visit a performance of live music.


30. Do something that scares you.


31. Go to a baseball game or other another sporting event.


32. Propose to play rocks, papers, scissors to resolve your next dispute.


33. Go dancing.


34. Pose in a photograph with a statue.


35. Take a long bath.


36. Hold your breath the next time you drive through a tunnel.


37. Volunteer at an elementary school.


38. Recall your earliest memory.


39. Go on a boat ride.


40. Sing in the shower.


41. Learn a new language.


42. Make funny faces in the mirror.


43. Speak in a faux English accent all day.


44. Solve a puzzle.


45. Audit classes at a local university or college.


46. Try an unusual food you’ve never had before.


47. Start a blog about something that interests you.


48. Read the comics next time you buy a newspaper.


49. Make a snow angel.


50. Create a collage out of old magazines.