As a fully grownup, I decide today to be a Super Hero, Wonder Woman, my favorite rock star, a well known actor, a traveler, an adventurer, an artist and a thinker . All together. And that is because I want and because I can with the magic of the 2000s.
Start planning ahead everything you have to do. I know, it doesn't sound fun, and believe me when I say that I had no idea about how to plan random stuff in my life. I was eternally late where ever I would go (I still am a bit, but only because is my favorite failure), I was the one running on the street and stumble into people, feeling so sorry for myself that I have time for nothing like the worst disasters of the world would be only on my shoulders. "Time management" for me sounded like Chinese.
So go ahead and plan. Start with a day, or a week. Add all your "musts" elements in your working/school days, because you need your free days for yourself - and not for sleep. Now add some fun elements in your busy day. For example, I convinced my boss that photo-shooting the dishes we prepare at the restaurant will be good for the business. This is where I added my twist in my work. Working in a restaurant is very soliciting at all times, but I was incredibly happy to do something else, something fun that I was very passionate about. Don't get me wrong, I love what I do. But at the end of the day, evan if you have your dream job, is still a job, and it can be overwhelming at times. Spice it up if you can. Will make you feel fantastic. You have to clean - dance while you do it, listen your favorite music. You have to iron - watch a movie, a documentary, learn a new language from youtube, at same time. We have so many advantages with the internet now. Wanna make a special dinner, something totally different from what you usually do .. google it and get ideas. You never cook because you are most likely to burn the house down or you are to busy? Well, make an effort and you will discover how much fun it is. Evan a burned dinner. While calling for takeaway food you will be laughing your head off thinking of the disaster you just made.
Start a Vegetable GardenThis is probably the most rewarding thing to do when you are bored at home. You get to grow things you will be able to eat in a few months or you can evan opt to make money from them by selling them.
Go Biking, hiking or drive somewhere. Be a little bit of a detective and find out everything is around you. You must be surprised about what you can find really close by and you never had an idea that is so close. There is so much beauty in this world and we rarely see it. Open up your eyes. If you like photography, this is a great opportunity to take pictures. If you ever wanted to be a writer, keep a notebook always with you. You never know when the inspiration will "hit" you. Give yourself the opportunity to do what you always wanted, evan if you are just a simple amateur. You don't have to be professional or to have certain studies to do what you like. Is called hobby. What you think I am doing here?
Remember all those crazy stuff you wanted to do when you were a kid? You shouldn't try them. You might be to old and break something lol.
It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of spending our weekends the same way. If you’re stuck in the same old routine, it might be time to try something new. I still have on my list to learn how to ride a bike. I know is hilarious, please don't make fun of me.
How about this...
- Try to learn couple of phrases in a new language.
- Try a new cuisine.
- Plant some flowers in your garden or evan a tree.
- Visit you local library and borrow a book.
- Try origami or a puzzle, it can be really catchy.
- Go to a theme park and try a rollercoaster. If you are not into this theme park things yet, let me tell you , as a new fan of it , that a rollercoaster is fantastic. The worst it can give you is a heart attack. Just joking.
- Volunteer for what ever cause. Will give you a lot of satisfaction and you will meet amazing people.
- Try a new sport like tennis or squash, bowling, billiard... according to wikipedia there are over 8000 sports in the world.
- Try to learn to play an instrument.
- Hunt for really cheap flights and go away for a day or two. The internet is full of deals.
Try to keep track on the things you do. You never know when they will be useful. Like a list of what you wanted to do 5 years ago. Might remind you who you really are or what you really want. Maybe notes from an old project like when you start writing your novel when you were 15 - you might finish it. Old favorite songs. Looking back sometimes helps to decide about the "right now" moment.
Now this is the fun part. Put it all online. This is the advantage I was talking in the first place anyway. We are the child's of the 2000. Where everything goes around the internet. You might discover your vocation, start a business on your own or be discovered as a great talent. Who knows? At least you are already doing a lot of new fun things and if that makes you happy, that I think the target was hit.
All this technology should serve for the right purpose that was created for in the first place. To make our life more easy and pleasant. Human interaction is a necessity in order to be happy and healthy. So use it in your advantage. Make friends. And make friends that you'll eventually meet. The ones you can go with out for beers or shopping. Get into a paintball team or something similar. Don't let a screen keep you away from the best it can happend to you.
Get tired from all the things you do. Get tired from being to busy. Will make you sleep better at nights. Time is passing fast. Don't waste it :)