November 4, 2014 · 5:36 pm
Yes. that slightly distorted, yet smiling face, is mine!
Yesterday I went indoor skydiving.
It was ace.
You don’t have to be physically fit or mega flexible and it’s ok if you don’t like heights (just don’t get the instructor to take you up for a spin).
It’s one of those really cool adventure things you can do with little/no preparation and leaves you with no pain or problems – just a big old smile on your face.
When we were on our way home, my partner said to me ‘ I think I’ve found something that’s more fun than snowboarding’ I replied that I think this wins hands down as the first time I went snowboarding I could barely walk the next day.
It was an amazing feeling to genuinely feel like I was flying on a cushion of air, but you know what the best thing a bout it was? The fact that I’m now looking for something else new to try.
Don’t get me wrong – I will definitely be doing this again ( in fact we’ve already booked up to learn some new moves and tricks) but I want to find something else new and amazing too.
We can all get a bit stuck in our routines from time to time, and when we try something new it can encourage us to try more and more new things.
So, if you haven’t done anything new for a while – what are you going to try?
I’m asking because I’m looking for ideas 🙂
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November 1, 2014 · 2:53 pm
This is the latest post about my Happy Jar.
It’s a way to look back on things and remember all the little things that make us happy.
The idea came from a nice story I once heard about a woman who had a jar. Every time she thought of something that made her happy, she would jot it down on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. Whenever she felt down, or fed up, she would go to her jar and find all the things that made her happy. Some things were big things, events that happened that she could look back on and smile, but most were little things that she could cherish and maybe even recreate to make her feel better.
So here are a few things from my Happy Jar this month
Having a drink that I used to drink as a kid
Seeing a guy dressed as a vampire waiting at a bus stop
The smell of pine needles
Partying with friends
Making someone smile when they are in a bad mood
Achieving my blog a day for 90 days goal
Eating left over Halloween treats
A new note book full of clean empty pages
Getting great feedback from a client
Being at a fancy dress party where everyone has made an effort to have really great outfits
A dog running up to greet you, wagging it’s tail
The sparkle of fireworks in a dark sky
I know none of these things are amazing, there is nothing earth shattering about them, but all of them have made me smile and brought a least a little joy to my soul.
What will you put in your happy jar this month?
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