Feel like a hero for zero
Make everything seem rosier with a free foundation course in Raja Yoga Meditation or Positive Thinking. These one-on-one and group sessions will have you happier in no time. You can also drop into the centre and make use of their meditation room. Fitzroy.
If you’re an “I could do that” kind of soul, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is (NB: your mouth is the hole you pour beer into) and sign up for Febfast. Yep, it’s the annual abstain-fromalcohol bender and you’re all invited. Around Melbourne.
Grab your best I-mean-business jogging outfit and head to the Tan for 3.8km of unadulterated athletic fun. Honestly, the flowering succulents of the Botanic Gardens’ perimeter make it worthwhile, plus you get the satisfaction of passing the distance markers they’ve erected, making it seem more like a heroic feat. Melbourne.
Help out at the ethically sound Friends of the Earth Food Co-op – purveyors of fine health foods, tonics and body products – and you’re onto a winner. Volunteers can choose to undertake a wide range of activities, from cooking to fundraising, and will receive a 15 per cent discount and free meal for their troubles. Collingwood.
Pound the steps of the Dandenongs’ Kokoda Track, a plaque-lined memorial dedicated to the 625 soldiers that died in World War II on the Papua New Guinean track. It’s 1,000 steps – nobody said this was going to be easy – so pack a picnic for added incentive. .