Sit Back and Relax, Breathe, Binge Without Feeling Guilty

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So what did you do last weekend? Do we still have weekends? Days and seasons are being blended together and with the onslaught of unhappy news, it can be overwhelming even if you don’t feel it.

Do yourself a favor and just…relax. No need to feel guilty and no need to explain yourself. Don’t feel pressured to be productive and learn a new skill if you don’t have an interest in it. Instead of scrolling your social media feed, try some of the suggestions we have below. It’s a good mix of fun, relaxing, helpful activities where some can actually save you money too.

1. The Streaming Service That’ll Actually Save You Money Over Time

Cable tv costs an average $60 a month which resulted in 40 million Americans* cutting the cord last year to save that chunk of money. No wonder streaming services that cost as low as $6.99 a month are so popular!

And for those that have kids or are just kids at heart (like me), renting/buying Disney property movies can add up too. Renting movies can cost up to $5 and buying can cost up to $20 each.

That’s why Disney+, the new streaming platform makes complete sense for Disney, Marvel, National Geographic, Star Wars, The Simpsons, and Disney Channel watchers.

Get access to new original shows, TV series (7,500+ episodes!), and movies (100 freshly released from the theaters and 400+ from the library).

And you can stream on up to 4 screens/devices simultaneously. No need to wrestle for the “remote.” Plus you can download shows to watch offline as much as you want. Check out Disney+ now for only $6.99/month and pull the plug on cable.

2. Spin to Win - Earn Coins to Build Adventurous Villages (And Raid Others)

Note: You can’t make any money off this game but we’re adding it in just because it’s fun and a good way to distract yourself when you want to.

Coin Master is a free casual game on iOS and Android that’s amassed over 81 million downloads and has earned the rep of being one of the most interactive games on the market.

Spin to earn coins, chances to raid other villages, and build up your own village to move to the next level. There are over 200 uniquely themed villages to build including Steampunk Land, LA Dreams, Magical Forest, Hell’s Village, and more. Pets can also be raised to help you get more coins.

When you need a little break from the real world, head into Coin Master (iOS and Android) to play for free!

3. Save Almost $700 a Year on Gym Membership with This

No matter how dedicated a gym says they are to keeping the workout space safe, you just never know. With the way the pandemic is still going, it’s time to focus on workouts that you can do at home.

Plus, you’d be saving almost $700 a year on a gym membership when you use NEOU Fitness (pronounced “NEO YOU”) available on iOS or Android. There are thousands of live and on-demand workouts ranging from bootcamp, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), dance, barre, strength, yoga, stretching, and more that you can access anytime, anywhere. Customize to your own schedule and mood!

It’s perfect for those that miss their group fitness classes, for people who don’t want to be bored at home, and for those that want more control over their routine.

Stream on any device screen (including laptop) and filter classes by type, duration, body focus, and more.

New members get 50% off the annual membership for just $49.99 (basically less than $5/month). Compare that to the average $58/per month for a regular in-person gym! Try NEOU Fitness free for 7-days (iOS or Android) to see how you like it!

4. All Your Health Needs for You And Your Family Conveniently Rolled into One 24/7 Program

Our health has always been important but now, more so than ever. It’s time to pay more attention to our bodies and how we treat them!

Make it simpler for you and your family with 4 Your Health, a program that provides 24/7 access to doctors and nurses (call, email and video chat) as well as:

  • Meal plans for when you want advice on what to eat
  • Streaming workouts that need little or no equipment at home
  • Wellness coaches where you can email board-certified psychologists, dentists, pharmacists, dieticians, fitness trainers, and alternative medicine specialists

There’s no limit on doctor/nurse access and the physician(s) are licensed in the state you’re calling from. You don’t need insurance (if you don’t have any) and your prescriptions will get sent to your local pharmacy. It’s quick and reliable diagnoses of over 70% of common ailments.

Get a free 14-day trial to see if it works for you. If you love the convenience and 24/7 access, then it’s just $14.95 a month for you and your entire family. Since 4 Your Health isn’t medical insurance, there are no copays, deductibles or insurance claims to worry about either!

5. Parents: Give Yourself a Break with Fun, Educational Activities for the Kiddos

Since quarantine started, parents are attempting to juggle multiple roles. They are expected to be the breadwinner and uphold parenting duties, all while simultaneously homeschooling their children. That’s a lot!

Plus, there are so many factors that complicate learning at home: a child’s learning style, age, attention span, interests… That’s where ABCmouse.com comes into the picture. Alleviating the stress of creating and teaching lessons, this award-winning education curriculum guides kids ages 2–8 on a Step-by-Step Learning Path boosting key skills in reading, math, science, social studies, and more!

With over 10,000 engaging learning activities all accessible on computers, smart devices—some even offline—young minds are driven to learn through fun games, songs, videos, puzzles, as well as the program’s Tickets and Rewards System.

Parents can easily monitor a child’s progress, add up to three profiles to an account, and be assured children are in a safe learning environment with zero pop-up ads, external links, or advertising.

Start building the foundation for academic success now. Try ABCmouse free for 30 days! Elementary and middle school kids are also invited to expand their knowledge in an interactive, virtual world that brings learning to life at Adventure Academy — free 30-day trial!

Learning at home is possible. Try the learning program designed by education experts and loved by parents and children alike.

6. Build a Team of Heroes to Free the World and Lead a Revolution

Alice Ly | The Smart Wallet

You’re thrown straight into action on a mysterious floating island called Horizon.

And your objective is to free the world’s heroes from imprisonment and lead the revolution of the skies while exploring a world full of mysterious ancient secrets, including butt-kicking the nefarious faction of the Marauders. If this sounds like your speed, check out Crystalborne: Heroes of Fate, a free to download 3D role-playing mobile game for iOS or Android with an awesome sci-fi and fantasy aesthetic.

Get free heroes to join your battles every day! There are hundreds of unique heroes to collect and upgrade. With autoplay mode, you can queue up your battles, speed up fights, and level up even faster! There’s plenty to do in the world of Crystalborne: Heroes of Fate (iOS or Android)

Progress through Campaign Mode, which becomes increasingly difficult, but very rewarding! Then, when you’re ready, battle other players in the PvP Arena. For those that like to treasure hunt, you can participate in the Bounty Board to earn rare rewards. The Guild (real players on your side) also welcomes new members and provides helpful resources to guide you. Plus, there’s a lot of different events to join, with even more ways to earn special rewards!

Staying at home isn’t so bad when you can escape into Horizon.


*40 million Americans cutting the cord: Forbes

*$1.5 trillion statistic source: Time.com