Monday, 17 March 2014

Life is an ADVENTURE! Let's live it :)

I am always looking at motivational life quotes and blogs for inspiration. Here is a list I've compiled over the years which I read when I am feeling a little down or stressed or when I need to shake things up a little;

Just do it!
Putting off those things you don’t really want to do only makes them harder when you finally get round to them. Make lists, write notes – whatever it takes, just do it. Start with the hardest bit, get it over and done with, and the rest will be easy.
Reinvent yourself!
Think of something you would never normally do and go for it! For example dye your hair, cut it, start using more/less makeup, change your style, get a new hobby, write a song.
Switch off!
Meditate, swim, cycle, read - whatever floats your boat as long as you little else for an hour or two.
Be Cultured!
Go to a food fair, a county show, an art gallery, a museum, a gig, a sports match or whatever you’re into and remember it always good to try something new.
Be thankful every day!
If you are having a bad day or you feel down, try to remind yourself of all the good things you have going for you and how lucky you are. Everyone is entitled to a good old mope every now and then but sometimes you need to pull things back into perspective and acknowledge just how lucky you really are.
Set goals!
You could decide that you need to sew more, if you like it. Or you could decide to cook a different type of food, or try a new hobby or sport.
Be Generous!
Send an e mail telling someone why you admire them! Tell someone you love that you love them, do a favour for someone who needs it and try asking a friend who is down if they want to come talk with you over a glass of wine to help make them feel better! You will be surprised with how it can make you feel happy too!
Be Zen!
Don’t allow yourself to become hung up on the past, you can’t change it, and don’t worry about the future, it might not happen. Now is the only moment you’ll ever be able to change.
Get active!
Exercise releases endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy doing and do it regularly. You only get one body - look after it!!
Scare Yourself!
Push outside of your comfort zone, try something new – don’t worry about looking like an idiot. Scare yourself at least once a week.
Get rid of idiots!
Surround yourself with good people –negative people will usually drag positive down to their level. Don't waste time on people who bring you down, true friends will never make you feel bad about yourself.
Be yourself!
Make sure that you always be yourself and don’t let other people try to make you into something that you aren’t. As you learn more about who you are and what makes you tick, make sure you find time for these things in your life. Never put too much pressure on yourself, accept that you are not perfect and that you will make mistakes. Remember to treat yourself every now and then too, whether it be a long bubble bath or a new handbag, we all deserve a little something just for us.
Don’t try to solve all your problems yourself. Make sure you talk your problems through with someone you trust. A problem shared is a problem halved as they say!
Get out there!
Spend more time with those you love, call them and get together, plan fun things and remember to laugh a lot! It's healthy! And why not call your distant family members too? Invite them to dinner or a garden party! Reconnect with people regularly.
A change is as good as a rest!
Mix things up a little! Go to bed earlier, wake up earlier, read a good book, take advantage of the light mornings, especially at the weekends! Make your favourite meal, go out for breakfast, watch the news, go for a walk, connect with nature and take pleasure in the smaller joys of life.
Expand your senses!
Enjoy and appreciate every bite of food you eat. Experiment with food; learn what you like, and why you like it. Listen to music that you enjoy, and think about how the music make you feel. Spend more time with your partner, touch each other, get to know each other, and what you like to do together, and why it feels so good. Talk together and be close.