"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Take this quiz to know if your life is really as exciting as you think:
The day has just began, and it is time for you to try out something exciting. But is this one of those days when you had to drag yourself out of bed and rush to work? Life has become monotonous to say the least! You live only once, and you should enjoy your life to the fullest. We all plan out things for our future, like visiting a new place/country, indulging in heavenly pleasures, or simply spending time with our families in a quiet place. But what we forget is the uncertainty of life. No one can rest assured that they will live that long! So, what will we do with all this planning? Instead, live in the moment, and make small alterations to your life to make it fun. Cease the day my friend, and you will be happier, even if you are following the same mundane routine. The key is to do things a bit differently and enjoy doing it.
Try Something New
Try a new body fragrance to keep yourself fresh all-day long.
Live for the Day
Take up a sport that you are interested in.
As I said earlier, we all spend our time planning activities that we want to indulge in, in the near future. Why not begin the activity today? Why wait for the weekend to visit your friend, join a hobby class, or to watch the latest flick? When you feel like kissing your partner, you kiss him/her instantly instead of waiting for tomorrow. The same goes for the other things in life. We are a part of the rat race where all we want is to secure our future with all tangible assets. But why forget that there are other things that will surely make us happy. Get the DVD of your favorite movie and watch it without anyone disturbing you. If your partner also likes the same movie, you have hit the jackpot! Cuddle up while watching the movie, and experience the excitement. If you liked a TV show that has gone off air lately, catch the video online. Go for a stroll after dinner just to enjoy the evening breeze, and you will be amazed with the number of positive thoughts that come to your mind. If you take a stroll with your partner, then you will surprised by the amount of discussions you can have on various topics. This will surely make for a good bonding time, and you will look forward to this time daily! Did you quit playing your favorite sport after passing out from college? The best way to get back the lost excitement would be to simply start playing the sport again. Try getting in touch with your teammates (of yesteryear) and play the sport with them. This will be more exciting than you think it will be.
Spice Up Your Sex Life
Think of different places to have sex.
We have always read and heard about making out in interesting ways. Having sex surely lifts one's spirits, and you feel refreshed after the act. If you are following a particular pattern where cuddling leads to sex, in the same place and in the same fashion, it can become boring! Talk to your partner about spicing it up. If you remain silent during the act, talk dirty. You can try making out at different places in your house. Breaking the patterned way of having sex will have your brain cells working, which will make you think of different ways to shake up your sex life. If you are the ones who leave this part for the weekend, then you are surely missing out on the fun! Indulge more in intimacy, and feel the difference. You can play soothing music, or light up candles to add to the mood. Also, try making out in the morning, right before you leave for work. The feeling will linger throughout the day. Think of various places where you can get intimate with each other.
Enjoy Music in all Forms
Join a musical band, or form one yourself.
Music definitely assists in relaxing. But doing the same thing over and over again may annoy you. This one's from my personal experience. Try listening to different genres of music, the ones you have never heard! If you are a rock music fan, try listening to classical music. At the start, you might feel bored, but I can bet that it will surely get you interested. Try listing out songs that were chartbusters, but you were never interested in listening to. Also, if possible, watch its video once, so that you will be able to visualize the scenes while listening to the songs. Such a small alteration can actually jazz up your life. If you find enough time, go for a music concert of a band whom you have never heard before. And if you are a group of friends who are really into music, how about coming up with your own song? You could plan such sessions in the future too.
Dance to your favorite music daily.
This tip comes with a statutory warning that we are not responsible for the consequences of your crazy actions. Doing something really out of the blue can bring back that lost fun element in your life. Try this one out. ... Pack your lunch in a disposable container, move out of the office during lunch, and go to the nearby mall for shopping. Have your meal while commuting back. But, do get back to work on time! This crazy attempt that you just made can make you feel excited and will be a welcome change. After a tiring day, go home and dance to the tunes of your favorite song. It doesn't matter whether you are a good dancer or not; just enjoy the music and let your hair down. Go for a dip in the nearby pool, or in your bathtub with/without your partner (I leave the choice to you!).
Accompany an elderly person for a walk.
I remember a story that was a part of my syllabus while I was in school.
"A taxi driver always used to smile at his passengers while interacting with them. He would be cheerful even if the passengers would be impolite in response. Once, a passenger inquired about his constant happiness to which he replied, "If I frown at my passenger, he will remain in a bad mood for the entire day. He will react or interact in the same frame of mind, which can spoil someone else's mood as well. The cycle will thus continue. Instead, if I be cheerful and happy, my passenger will carry the same positive mood throughout the day, thus spreading happiness."
Wow! What a thought from a taxi driver with whom most of us always frown at! Who wouldn't be left happy after meeting such people? Try being the one who can spread happiness. Help a small kid to cross the road, or feed the neighborhood dog you see daily. Start early for work, and on the way, drop by your old friend's place to say "hello." Send some flowers to your parent's place. Even better, go visit them with flowers.
When you pass by any park, you see many elderly people taking a stroll in the park alone. Go ahead and accompany them. You can make this your daily regime. You will be amazed to listen to the experiences of these elderly people, and may learn a thing or two from them. You will always have your daily dose of fitness by taking a walk with them. You are surely at an advantage here!
Get Yourself a Makeover
Go in for a new hairstyle.
Have you been donning the same look ever since you were in college? Come on, give yourself a break. Go in for a new hairdo, which may be a completely new look that you have never tried. You can also visit the parlor, and indulge in self-relaxation activities. You will feel rejuvenated and really fresh. If your wardrobe hasn't changed and you are still wearing those old-fashioned denims, you definitely need fashion lessons. Get a friend to help you in your shopping. Changing your look completely can be asking for too much, but if you are ready for the change, then go for it! You will leave everyone speechless with your feat for sure.
Ditch that Job
Leave your current organization, and join a new one.
The "big leap" is to be taken sometime in the future. So why not now? Being in the same job for a long period of time can be monotonous and boring. You may feel that your life has come to a standstill while working in the same organization. Changing your job is a big switch, and you need to rest assured that you will be able to cope with the new firm. A job in a new city will be a good option to begin with. What better than a new place, new firm, new people to work with, and renewed motivation. Sometimes, a big leap is needed to change the way you lead your life.
Whichever mantra you choose to follow, all you need to do is to "think differently." Try to incorporate these small changes in your life, and see the difference. Come on guys, buck up. This is the time to bring back the lost excitement in your life. If not now, then when?