DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE: Watch the The Patriot (2000). Mel Gibson plays Benjamin Martin, who is reviled by the French for his alleged atrocities during the French and Indian War, a secret he had hoped to carry to the grave with him. Yet, he must ally himself with the French to achieve independence. Sound familiar? Enjoy what is basically Braveheart set in South Carolina and without the kilts. Even the enemy is the same. Will those British never learn?
DOODLE LIKE A YANKEE: Drawing, or doodling, is more than just a random time waster. Studies show it can aid concentration and productivity as well as providing an outlet for your everyday creative impulses. So, grab a pencil and sketch and scribble when you can. Check out a few examples on Pinterest by searching for "random doodles."