Recession, job loss and no money in hand. This seems to be affecting everyone. All of us have had to curtain our expenditure and stick to basics in recent times. The fact that you cannot go out as you used to and shop should not make you so depressed. There are places that you can still go to and find quiet and peace. There are places nearby to your home and you have to only find them.
While getting everyone into your station wagon can be quite a hassle, going alone by yourself is also not an option. But then what are your options? Look around and try to think.
You could take up a project of creating a Japanese Garden in your backyard and make it peaceful and serene. Japanese for centuries have managed to create these places of tranquility and peace using natural elements like rock, plants, sunlight and water.
Setting up the garden should not take you more than 2 days if you have everything handy and the concept is clear. These gardens are known to calm you and increase your lifespan too.
Spending one hour per day in the garden can elevate your mood and leave you charged with a sense of peace and vigor.
This is a simple project of bringing all natural elements together in symmetry. You can easily finished this over the weekend or lesser with additional hands.
The best part that people find it hard to believe is that this project can be done single handedly. It does not require a gardener or a carpenter to do this job.
Your project cannot be compared to a professional ‘s project, which could be totally different and look really sophisticated. After all they think differently and do things in a different way. But you too are right in your own way for this is your pet project.