5 Tips To Add More Spice To Your LifeWritten by Chris Green
You know old saying “variety is spice of life”, and although many such phrases are just nonsense, this one is anything but. Because let’s be honest, sometimes our lives can become routine. We settle into a comfort zone and boredom and dissatisfaction can soon follow. If you’re looking for some exciting ideas to spice up your life, here’s my top 5 tips – go on, give them a try!
1. Once a week, visit somewhere you’ve never been before. A city, town or village, a museum, a theater, a restaurant, café, or bar, a park, a zoo, a wood or forest – get idea? Visiting new places broadens your horizons and helps to keep life fresh and interesting.
2. The biggest thief that will ever enter your home does so by your invitation. Your television can steal something more valuable from you than any other thief on planet: Your precious, non-renewable life time. Time to stop this little thief from pilfering any more! At least once a month, spend an entire week without watching any television and use time to do something much more life-enhancing. You could workout, read books, learn a new subject – languages, cookery, swimming, diving, computers, wine-tasting, crafts, astronomy, astrology, music, advanced driving, drama, take up a new sport – list is endless. You’ll meet people, you’ll develop more skills, you’ll add to your knowledge and you’ll develop more confidence. And you’ll feel more alive! Beats sitting indoors watching soaps, news, repeats and a barrage of commercials doesn’t it? I’m sure you’ve heard people say “I’d love to try something new but I just haven’t time”. It’s common isn’t it? Yet many people are totally unaware of how much television they watch. Let’s be conservative and say it’s an average 4 hours a day. 4 x 7 = 28 hours. Imagine what you could achieve if you devoted 28 hours a week to doing something far more constructive?
3. Fancy a challenge – something that will test you to limit? How about a survival weekend? There are many courses available for this, from basic outdoor survival to more specialized ones for arctic, desert and jungle survival. You’ll learn more about environment, you’ll develop survival skills and again, you’ll meet new people and share a highly rewarding experience. To find courses, use Internet search engines – “survival weekend”, “survival courses” and “learn basic survival” as search terms.
I Have Failed BeforeWritten by Ke o agile
Have you failed before and wished earth could open up and swallow you? I have failed before, so many times. And I have learned a valuable lesson in process.
Failure is a word used to define a stage. It is not a condemnation of character, a permanent condition, or a fatal flaw. It is a judgement about an event. It can happen at any stage in your life, to you and to any one you know.
I believe failure is a benevolent teacher who, if listened to appropriately, will get you back on track.
Some of things that failure will teach you are: 1. Compassion and Humility - Failure strips away your veneer of pretence, leaving you exposed. It reintroduces you to your humanity. And it forces you to reassess your place in universe.
2. Reordering of Priorities - Failure makes you realise you will not live forever. Every setback you experience is a 'little death' that makes you wonder where balance is in your life. Even if this wondering is done 'sotto voce'.
Failure is a turning point that forces you to examine your life. And, it is only then that you can be open to change.
3. Sense of Power - When you have lost money, approval in eyes of others, self-esteem, shelter, and friendship, what kind of power do you have? You have power of your mind, which translate into power to figure out what went wrong and to correct it; power to reinterpert what happened to you and put it in most enabling scenario possible; power to reinvent yourself by reinterpreting your story relabeling yourself, expanding your options, options before you if you choose to see them.