Turn Your Life from Boring to Extraordinary
1. Once a week find a new hobby.
My favourite examples include…..
2. Send a letter to someone who means a lot to you.
We all have that one person who we adore but for some unexplained reason, we have lost touch with. It might be an ex boy/girlfriend, a childhood friend or even a dear relative. What happened to good old fashioned letter writing? (I’m only 30 by the way, not 90 if that’s what you were thinking!). Nowadays, we are surrounded by the hype of social networking, text messages…snapchat! Need I say more?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t it feel 10 times better and more exciting receiving a hand written letter addressed to you (and if it has money in it, an added bonus right!!??). Think about that person you’ve lost touch with and pick up that pen. It will make their day and yours!
3. Buy a BBQ!
Compared to numbers 1 & 2 this may seem a silly change to your life, but if you don’t already own a BBQ, buy one IMMEDIATELY! Here’s why…..
Many people view BBQ’s as an unhealthy alternative to cooking but if you offer sensible options, they can be quite healthy. Chicken is being grilled rather than fried in oil, fat or butter. Meat can be spiced up with healthy homemade marinades (there are loads of recipes online), and fish tastes 100 times better when it has that charcoaled BBQ taste! Just make sure you don’t add in fatty dips and sides like potato salad (or if you do have them, have them in moderation).
Having a BBQ gives you a great excuse to enjoy the beautiful Australian weather with friends and family. Small or big, a BBQ is a great way of bringing all your friends together to have a party! Add in a bottle of wine, or 7, and hey presto, you have a party your mates will remember (or not!!!) ;)
4. Build a piece of furniture!
I’d like to say I’m guilty of this like most of you, but I’m going to blow my trumpet (tootoootoodooo!) and declare that I LOVE building furniture! Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of negatives surrounding the phrase “D.I.Y” but there’s that one positive that will make it all worth it…the phrase “I did that myself!”
Bleeding fingers, 20kg bed frames, 10,000 screws and a swearing vocabulary you never knew existed….it sounds like hell. However once your bed, desk, chair, lamp is built, you can gaze at it thinking/saying/yelling with delight “I built that myself!”
Trust me it will make every time you go to bed, work at your desk, sitting down for dinner, even switching on your lamp a million times better knowing your IKEA delivery man didn’t lay a bleeding finger on it!
5. Say at least one positive thing to someone once a day.
When we receive a compliment, we find it harder to accept and acknowledge than an insult. This is because we are usually cynical and think the person paying you a compliment must be after something from you. That or we are just so used to judging people and finding faults we forget to appreciate the good in people, and more importantly letting them know!
Compliments are so flattering, and they’re a real confident booster so, if there’s one thing you do today; tell your partner, best friend, or even a stranger you’ve just met a compliment that’ll make their day!
So there you have, five simple habits to live by! If you have any other suggestions, please leave a comment below!
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