You don’t need to go cliff jumping to get an adrenaline rush. Something as simple as attending an event alone can be scary enough. But pushing through fear in small doses can prepare you for the bigger decisions in life.
Yes, you might worry all the way there, but once you’ve overcome a few small obstacles, all the other problems seem to get a little bit smaller too.
What interests you? Whether it’s aquatic life, knitting, or the habits of greenfly in the summer, make sure you serve that interest often. There are definitely other people out there who share your interest, so put some work in and see if you can root them out.
There are so many free events in cities and meet ups out of town that you are sure to find something that tickles your fancy. Who knows? Attending that event might mean you make a vital connection – you could even end up finding a job doing what you’re most interested in. Don’t be afraid to go alone, either. You’ll be more like yourself, so the people you meet will get to know the real you.
Pull down the blinds. Bust out the moves. We are made to move, but we so rarely get the chance to let it all out. Blast some of your favourite tunes and throw the weirdest shapes you’ve got. Going out to a club to dance can be fun, but you know you’re dancing for other people, not yourself.
Just make sure you close the door. No one is ready for this jelly.
This one can be a little disconcerting. Get an app to track your sleep and find out how much shut eye you really get. You might be surprised by the results (hopefully pleasantly). Sleep is the most important factor for good health, even more so than diet or fitness.
We live in a world that actively promotes sleeplessness, so it can be a battle to get to bed on time. To put it into perspective, Netflix recently revealed that sleep is their number one competitor. Take baby steps. Even an extra thirty minutes will benefit you.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t think you need a to do list. You’re a ninja, reacting to things on the fly and smashing deadlines left, right, and centre. Until one day, something crashes out of left field and lands you in a pile of poop.
You are not a computer. You physically can’t remember everything, ever. When you have a lot to do, get into the habit of writing it down and prioritising what’s important and what’s not (for you, not your boss). Make a spider diagram if you want. Just get it out of your head and onto paper.
Even when you feel lazy. Yes, there is a lot to be said for the wondrous mental health benefits of cheeseburgers, but they ultimately lead to a bad mood and a whole lotta gas.
Your body keeps you alive every day without you even asking, so make sure you fuel it with the right stuff. I’m not talking about cutting carbs or counting macros (whatever they are). Just eat what makes you feel good. As much as we all love a greasy takeaway, we also know it makes us feel like crap. And there’s an added bonus – the food that tends to be good for us is usually better for the environment too!
Nothing cheers people up like crappily drawn stick people on a Post It note.
Not being able to draw isn’t an excuse. In fact, the worse the drawing, the better.
Best left on a desk when no one is looking.