Thursday, October 29, 2015
7 Ideas To Help You Challenge Yourself
Quote of the day:
Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it. -Amit Ray
Do you ever get the feeling that life is at a standstill? That nothing appears to move either forward or backward, with thoughts and actions in a deadlock sort of -like being checkmated at a chess game with no moves to make. Truth be told, maintaining a steady list of challenges can be hard. But then again, what is life without healthy adventures to help fire us up?. The trick though, is to pick a practical challenge, like say for instance a '30 day (insert challenge here) task', or other.
Therefore it can be said that valuable lessons can be gained from stepping out of our comfort zone -including enabling us to make the best out of life. To help ignite your mindset, and lift you out of feeling stuck, bored or unchallenged, here is a list of challenges that you can put to good use.
1. Learn a new language
It sounds so simple, but it takes dedication to commit to picking and learning a new language. You must also decide in what format your lessons will be -podcasts, on-line videos, books, or perhaps a friend or colleague willing to teach you. Sometimes the difficulty in learning a new tongue can be due to cultural differences, and so on.
2. Support a Cause
Find a cause you want to support -there are thousands of them, and give your time and effort to it.
3. Plan For A Getaway
Our busy schedules can be just that -busy. We often make little or no time four ourselves to put our feet up, relax and not have to worry too much about anything -besides our bodies are not built to work non-stop without rest. This getaway can be to any destination, the outcome of which should be to renew yourself and redefine your life's purpose,
4. Go To Bed Early Each Day
If you've done all you can do for one day, going to bed early makes sense -especially if you have to wake up early the following day. If you are the night owl type, this might prove difficult to do at first, but it definitely is a worthy and beneficial challenge. The lack of good sleep can be detrimental.
5. Eliminate Bad Habits
What better way to challenge yourself than to work at quitting any bad habits. We all have our inner battles, and the only person who can help us win, with determination -is ourselves.
6. Read At Least One Book A Month
Reading has many great benefits. A book can open up new realities and possibilities, stimulate the mind, and can inspire and lead to new found knowledge. It makes for good conversation, and striving to read at least one book a month is practical.
7. Be Kind & Generous Daily
It could be a compliment to a complete stranger, or a thoughtful note or email to a friend or colleague, it could be buying a meal for a homeless person, or standing up for truth -whatever it is, your kindness and generosity can go a long way in not only making someone feel good about themselves, but also more likely to have the same effect on you too.
Peace. Love. Light.
Current Listen: Norah Jones -The Long Day Is Over