Have you ever thought that there is nothing meaningful happening in your life right now? You go to work everyday, go home, go out with friends, splurge your money on “something” that you thought as worthwhile but actually isn’t? Is it becoming a routine lifestyle for you?
Well, it’s time to spice up your life a little bit and start doing something(s) valuable to make your next year more relevant and more memorable.
1. Budget Your Money
Of course, creating an exciting life needs some cash-outs but, make sure that you go out and explore according to your budget. Never go beyond your means. Don’t forget to live a “life” but make sure not to overdo it. Anything “more or less” isn’t good. It can also be challenging to organize an activity in a tight budget.
2. Get a Part Time Job that You Love. Or Discover Your Passion and Work on It.
Let’s face it! Most are working too hard on a job that isn’t really appealing and isn’t what you really wanted to do in your life. This is because of bad choices when younger or it just so happen that your current job is making you feel old and stressed out. Find what you really love to do and find time to pursue it. You need not to quite your job unless you find your passion as a stable source of income for you and your family. Quitting your job to pursue your passion needs to be planned very carefully. This shouldn’t be an over night decision.
3. Exercise, Loose Weight or Challenge Yourself (Set A Goal for Yourself)
If you think you are starting to become a couch potato for sometime and flabs are starting to form in your belly, start working out. Give yourself a 30 day challenge and set a desirable weight to reach. Plan your everyday diet and make sure to create a goal. This must be SMART (specific, measurable,attainable, realistic and time-bound).
4. Study Again
This doesn’t need to be top-notch like taking a Mater’s degree (but if you have enough resources, why not?) or a PHD. A simple seminar about some topics that you find interesting can do; like cooking classes, dance class, driving a car etc. etc. You can also find some tutorial in the web or some conferences that is related to your job which you can be used as your credentials.
You can volunteer in a different way. Some allot their time in the church as choirs or lector, in helping out with the sick or find time to go to orphanage or home for the aged and help the nurses take care of them. Can also consider volunteering in medical missions such as in Red Cross. Aside from expanding your connection, this can be very fulfilling as well.
If budget permits, do not contain yourself in your workplace or houses all the time. Find time to go out-of-town with your love ones and explore new places and people with them. You’ll never know, you can find new opportunities somewhere.
You don’t have to do everything; just choose something that will suit number 1. (sticking to your budget) and you are all set. Make your 2014 more memorable than your 2013.
Have a memorable NEW YEAR AHEAD guys! Will see you in 2014!
**This will be my year-end blog posts**