15 MORE FUN THINGS YOU CAN DO ALONE

 

Lots of people are introverted, and sometimes they just don’t feel like socializing. They want to spend their day enjoying their own company, but scrolling through Facebook and Twitter can get a little boring.

If you are an introvert who is looking for fun things to do, here are 15 free and fun activities.

 

  1. Watch a classic old film that you’ve never seen, such as Dracula. Alternatively, watch a newer film that you’ve been meaning to watch.
  2. Take a stroll through Wikipedia, and teach yourself everything you can about one subject.
  3. Sit in your back garden or on your roof at night and watch the stars.
  4. Write a song/poem/short story.
  5. Teach yourself to meditate.
  6. Print off your photographs and put them into a scrapbook.
  7. Start to read a book that you’ve been planning on reading.
  8. Play a free online game – the internet is full of them!
  9. Create a half an hour workout session using Youtube videos – Fitness Blender have lots of short videos that exercise different parts of your body!
  10. If you have a pet, teach it a new trick.
  11. Write a letter to your best friend.
  12. Join a forum that discusses one of your passions. Comment and get involved.
  13. Create a full course meal with the food you already have in your fridge.
  14. Read a creepypasta.
  15. Find the answer to a question you’ve always wondered about.

Do you have any other suggestions? Let me know with a comment!

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My blog post was republished on Thought Catalog!

Hey everyone!

My blog post “10 simple ways to become an improved version of yourself” has just been republished on Thought Catalog. It feels so nice to be acknowledged in this way! I am actually a full time-writer and editor but this blog is just a fun way for me to connect with other passionate people, and I never expected that one of my posts would be re-blogged. How exciting!!

If you want to check it out, here is the link! 🙂

10 Beautifully Simple Ways To Become The Best Version Of Yourself

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TIPS FOR NEWBIE BLOGGERS

Blogging is big business nowadays. There are blogs online covering topics from politics to Family Guy, and millions of people go online every day to check up on their favorite blogs.

If you want to start blogging, you are probably wondering where to start. Here is the answer to that question – check out 4 beginner blogging tips here.

 

1. Decide on your subject

What do you want to blog about? There are many blogs covering a variety of subjects, from swimming to bee-keeping to finances. Often it is a good idea to blog about your passions or work, as you are knowledgeable in this area and you will be able to come up with lots of interesting ideas for blog posts.

2. Choose your platform

There are lots of different blogging platforms that you can use. Popular sites like WordPress are totally free, but there are downsides too. You can’t make money from your blog, and the content isn’t really yours. Some people buy their own domain name so that they can fully control their blog and maybe even make money.

3. Choose a name

Now you’ve decided on your platform and your subject, so now it is time to choose a name. Try to think of something that is unique and catchy. It is useful to write down a long list of suggestions and ask your friends and family for ideas.

4. Learn from the competition

It is likely that there are already blogs out there that cover similar subjects to you. This isn’t a bad thing – you can use it as an opportunity to find out what topics are less covered so that you can create a unique blog.

7 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET CREATIVE

7 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET CREATIVE

A common misconception is that some people are born creative and others are not. This isn’t true; creativity is something that you can work on, develop and grow. Are you are feeling frustrated about a lack of creativity? Check out 7 tips to help you to get creative here.

1. Take inspiration from others

is nothing wrong with taking a little inspiration from others –Shakespeare famously took inspiration for many of his plays, including King Lear. A good idea is never a stolen one, but taking inspiration from others can help to boost your own creativity, helping you to create something original yet inspired.

2. Welcome all ideas

Many people ruin their own creativity by being too fussy. Welcome all of your ideas, including the bad ideas and the half-baked ideas. You never know which idea will work best until you’ve tried them all!

3. Collaborate

If you are not feeling inspired alone, team up with someone else and see what you can create together. This will give you unique ideas and perspectives – you may even discover that you work better as part of a team!

4. Do nothing

If you are stressed out and frustrated by your current lack of creativity, take a break. Read a book, , sleep, watch a film, spend time with loved ones – and don’t think about it! This will take the pressure off, and a good night’s sleep will help you to feel refreshed and productive.

5. Go outside

Most of us spend too much time sat down in the same place, and this can drain your productivity and leave you feeling restless. Go outside for some fresh air and a change of scenery – this will give you a break and help you to start feeling creative.

6. Ask for feedback or advice

It can be tough to open yourself up to criticism, but you could get advice that hugely improves your work. You could be too close to the problem – let someone with an outside perspective comment on your lack of creativity and why it could be happening. After all, their advice could spark a brilliant idea in your mind!

7. Make your environment pleasant

Make sure your set-up is distraction free and encourages you to be productive. Make sure it is tidy and everything you need has a designated place. When it comes to music and scenery, everyone is different. For some, music and an open window help to inspire them – but for others they are distracting.

Do you think you are creative? Have you ever suffered from a creative block? Let me know in the comments! I hope everyone is having an awesome week.

4 TECHNIQUES TO HELP YOU TO MAKE GREAT DECISIONS

4 TECHNIQUES TO HELP YOU TO MAKE GREAT DECISIONS

Some people make great decisions every time, whereas others can be more uncertain or indecisive. It can be tough settling on a decision but there are methods you can use to make sure you make a well-informed and wise decision.

If making a decision is a difficult and time-consuming task for you, check out 4 techniques that will help you to make great decisions.

1. Look for the sham choice

Remember that if one option seems terrible, all of the other options will seem better than they actually are. Imagine you are buying a car and the salesperson has shown you two cars – one which is far more expensive than the other. Even if the other has problems, it will still seem like a good option because the other option is so expensive.

Make sure that you always know if you are being given a sham option to make your other choices look better. This will help you to be 100% happy with the decision you make.

2. Make sure you have ALL of the information before making a decision

Sometimes a decision is made while you are under pressure and feeling stressed or upset. This means you don’t see the situation clearly and you may not have enough information to make an educated decision, or you could be intentionally blurring the facts in your mind. Remember that each decision you make deserves some planning and thought.

3. Ask someone with relevant knowledge what they think

The easiest way to make sure you know all your options is to talk to someone with relevant knowledge. Ask someone who has made a similar decision in the past, and avoid people who claim to know everything but haven’t experienced anything similar.

4. Play Devil’s Advocate

Humans can be very self-confirming. We look for information that agrees with us, and tend to ignore or avoid information that we don’t agree with. This can make it difficult for you to realistically see the situation. Play Devil’s Advocate and try out another perspective. This will help you to see the decision from all angles, helping you to make a great decision.

Are you good at making decisions? Or do you struggle? Let me know in the comment section!

20 QUOTES TO MOTIVATE YOU

Quotes from successful leaders, inventors and entrepreneurs can inspire and motivate us to work towards our own dreams and goals. Part of success is your mind-set; successful people are focused and driven, so check out 20 quotes to help motivate you.

1. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” -Wayne Dyer

2. “Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.” -Anonymous

3. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” -Thomas Jefferson

4. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

5. “Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.” -Anonymous

6. “You can do anything, but not everything. -Anonymous

7. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” -Robert Collier

8. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” -Pablo Picasso

9. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” -Earl Nightingale

10. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” -Maya Angelou

11. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” -Jim Rohn

12. “Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” -Theodore N. Vail

13. “When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” -Lolly Daskal

14. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.” -Mark Twain

15. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–teach yourself to be impatient.” -Gurbaksh Chahal

16. “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” -Mike Gafka

17. “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” -Denis Waitley

18. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” -Dale Carnegie

19. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” -Truman Capote

20. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” -Herman Melville

5 SIGNS THAT SHOW YOU ARE TOO NICE

5 SIGNS THAT SHOW YOU ARE TOO NICE

Most people want to be nice, but no-one wants to be TOO nice. People who are overly nice are often used by other people for their own personal gain, and they often struggle to stand up for themselves.

Check out 5 signs that show you are too nice.

1. You say sorry for things that aren’t your fault

Are you the kind of person who apologizes when someone else walks into you? Saying sorry implies you were at fault, so saying sorry when you did nothing wrong means you are choosing to take the blame anyway. Don’t apologize for things that are out of your control – instead, graciously accept the other person’s apology.

2. You often feel like a therapist

Your friends are always coming to you with their problems. This is a normal part of friendship and you shouldn’t begrudge your friends asking for advice, but there is a difference between looking for advice and simply complaining. You listen patiently and offer your friends sound advice – but they make no change, and they continue to complain to you anyway.

3. You hate saying ‘no’

Saying ‘no’ to others makes you feel rude and difficult, so you often say ‘yes’ when you don’t really mean it. From working overtime to doing favors, you often take on more than you handle to help others.

4. You always see the best in others

You trust nearly everyone in your life and you often don’t realize when someone has an ulterior motive. You are normally shocked or upset if you discover someone has been taking advantage of you even if it was clear to others.

5. You hate making decisions for a group

You never want to choose the restaurant or bar where you and your friends are going, and you start sweating when your boss asks for your advice. You don’t want to make a decision that someone else will be unhappy with, so you prefer to take a back seat and let everyone else decide.

Can you relate to any of these points? Do you think you are too nice? Let me know what you think with a comment! Hope everyone is having a great week 🙂