Believe me, our parents generation wasn't worried about Ebola or any of the following things, all of which can supposedly kill you:
Time sort of stretched out in front of us in a different, simpler way without constant news and the internet. I think we were scared of the Russians and that was pretty much it. Oh and sharks. Thanks a lot, Roy Scheider. Thanks a lot.
All that to say you probably should do things on the internet that are fun, because there are SO many fun things. Lots of things that won't kill you or make you worry about dying.
LOLcats for starters. And of course, art, arty people, Pinterest.
I should caution you though, having artistic friends all over the world can really be hard on a person's finances.
In my social media world, we have a lot of enabler alerts for each other, where, in the most loving way possible, we cost each other hundreds of dollars on fun arty, crafty things. I wonder sometimes if companies that get these little micro flurries of orders from our little group have picked up on our enabler alerts.
If not, they should. They should also give us our own coupon code.
I had not only a coupon code but a gift card that I spent on some fun art supplies in a complete splurge as a result of one of these micro flurries. I bought these Caran D'Ache Pablo pencils that I played with this weekend. They are oil based, so they are very different from watercolor pencils, pastel pencils, or wax-based pencils and I love how saturated and smooth they are.
stamps: Lean on Me ink: Basic Black Paper: Whisper White 3x3 Notes Accessories: Caran D'Ache Pablo Pencils
I know some people don't like to color, but I find it very soothing.
More soothing than a hot drink of water out of a plastic hose on a boiling hot east Texas day :).