I realized last week that putting my 7 things to do on the blog gave me an incentive to actually do them, so I will try again this week.
- Actually get around to go and donate blood (this will be on the list until it’s done).
- Finish the re-organisation of my books, a while back I started to put them in alphabetical order by author. I stopped mid-thru so there are piles of books (volunteers to help out are much appreciated).
- Book train tickets to Gotham City for the christmas weekend.ü
- Attend at least one session at the gym.
- Continue to not smoke in the apartment (best way of cutting down on the smokes ever).
- Do one thing that I have never done before (this might be a though one).
- Come up with a “7 things to make someone else happy” list.
It’s impossible to be a list writer without including the happier life list, so I will just do it now when I’m a starting out. It’s in no way exhaustive but I think it contains the basics, if you feel I missed out on the key point, do not hesitate to let me know.
- Think positive – I know it’s a cliché but it does work. When put in a situation that you aren’t to happy about, just stop and think of what good you can see in it.
- Stop complaining – I know I find this super difficult, it’s so easy to not be satisfied with things and voice your view about it, next time hold it back.
- Do things that you enjoy – make sure that at least once a day you do something that you enjoy doing, something that is not a must or have to. It might be as easy to have a few minutes by yourself with a cup of your favorite tea.
- Love your job – we spend most of our time at work, if you do not enjoy yours it might be hard to be happy.
- Exercise – I never thought I would put this on a list of things to do of any kind. But since I started to do some exercise it has done wonders for me. It doesn’t have to be much, but do it.
- Ensure that you have enough me time – we live in a very social world where there are expectations on us to be social. You don’t have to be social all the time, make sure that you have enough time for you where you can do the things that you want.
- If you fail, don’t let it get you down. – We are not perfect and we can’t manage to be on top at all times, just make sure it doesn’t drag you down, put it behind you and move forward.
I was sitting stumbling around on the internet again, and stumbled on this page. The idea is to find random words in a dictionary and write a story with less than 250 words. This is the result of my attempt;
I was sitting at my desk with my laptop running in front of me as I heard a boom from outside the window, a thunderstorm something I gave my countenance to as it managed to set the mood without disrupting.
The phone call previously had set me of my path, my publisher had asked me to forgo the one thing that I always said that I wouldn’t and now I didn’t know how to move forward. I was just sitting there staring at the screen that gave of the only light in the room until the thunder was followed by a flash.
As the time moved on the storm came closer and closer and the flashes started to appear in groups rather than one by one. Still with the clock tick-tocking on the wall the words appeared as in a rhythm with the tick, the tock and the thunder. They made it on to the electronic paper that lately had replaced my notebooks and pens, as the race of Homo sapiens developed and matured into a different era, so did I.
The words were flowing freely now, my publisher long from my mind as the formation that the words took was a mirror of me rather than her. Not matter what; the story was mine not hers.
Was sitting on the couch, doing a bit of knitting feeling a bit restless. It might be dark outside, and it might be cold, rainy and extremely windy outside, who cares? Not me, the run was absolutely great, now I have no problems spending the rest of the night doing nothing.
Reading in today’s paper that today it’s the international day of the abolishment of violence against women. This is good, there should be focus on the issue and all women should have the right to a life without violence. I just wonder, is there the same day for men? They have a right to a life without violence as well, right?
I’m also curious as to have many international days of we have. In one way I would say that there are too many, I get the feeling that there is always the international day of something.
With the inflation in these days, it’s hard to care about all of them. You kind of just go, oh oki that’s what today is and then go back to what you were doing.
I know the international days are there to put focus on subjects and issues that are important and where something has to be done. I do however think that the purpose have been defeated with the inflation!
This will be it, it doesn’t get any better than this…
Not a big deal really, but I sent a short(?) rant about stolen bikes to the local paper, and they put it in.