- Volunteer at a book store. I dedicate a few hours a week to re-shelving books at a local book store. It’s a great way to get out of the house, help out a local shop and I get “paid” in book credits. Every time I leave, I leave with an arm full of books. Now if I only had time to read all of them…
- Don’t make plans. I think a future blog post may be brewing on this topic. Don’t make any plans this week. “Go with the flow.” Indulge in activities out of pure spontaneity and stop making plans to break plans because it kind of makes you look like a big jerk.
- “You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.” / Edwin Louis Cole. As long as you keep moving, you’ll be just fine. Make sure you’re moving in the right direction. Swimming further out to sea when you’re already in over your head may not be the brightest idea. If you get knocked down, then get up again, don’t ever let ‘em keep ya down. (;
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- Start a photography project. Even if you don’t have a fancy camera, that shouldn’t stop you from capturing some of the world’s simplest pleasures. I recently started a couple small projects (with no timeline or deadline because I loathe the things) taking photos of call boxes around the city, as well as portals. Search for a “photo a day” challenge that suits you or work at your own pace, taking photos of all things red, or doorknobs or whatever you’d like. It’ll allow you to see things in a new light.
- Write letters. Grab a book of stamps (I usually get fun and colorful ones) and write a couple letters a day to friends and family. I’m nearly positive this is a repeat way to kick ass, but it never fails to bring a smile to someone’s face. It is fun and relaxing to write letters (and draw doodles) and the person who receives it will surely enjoy it just the same.
- Make something out of nothing. That’s your job to figure it out.
- Get excited about the day. From a previous post, read about the snowball effect and how you can choose to make it out of fresh, white snow or grey sludge. You can download the .PDF to make your own mini workbook!
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