Schnebly Redlands Winery – Homestead, FL
I’ve already written posts about how we shouldn’t get stuck in the mundane and how to have some semblance of work/life balance. I’ve also written posts about how to manage stress and stay happy at work. Now I’m taking it a step further by helping you add some spice to your life
Because you see, the easiest way to avoid both unnecessary stress and getting stuck in a rut is by adding some spice to your life. And contrary to popular belief, it really doesn’t take some extraordinary act in order to achieve this. It doesn’t involve a new romantic partner, a new job, a crazy vacation or any other sort of future happenings. All it really takes is the willingness to explore new things right here and now.
1. Use Your Weekends for Local Adventures
This past weekend I did something hadn’t done since I was a kid – I went down South to Homestead to go farm hopping. I also did some wine tasting at a South Florida Winery that makes crazy wines out of fruits like avocado and mango. Last but not least I went to go check out a Buddhist temple because I’d never seen one before.
Use your weekends for local adventures. I bet there’s a lot in your area you have yet to discover and there’s no better time than now to start exploring.
2. Try Something New Every Week
This was one of my main goals in 2011 that unfortunately got put on the back burner. Each week for the rest of 2012 decide on something new you’d like to try – and then make it a point to go after it! If one a week is too much cut it down to once or twice or month. The point is to open your horizons and explore new things you may have not done otherwise.
Want to know what’s on my list for the next few weeks?
- Tai Chi class
- The Coral Gables Farmer’s Market
- Going to the shooting range and learning to shoot a gun
- A group coaching course with Gabrielle Bernstein
Those are just a few on the list for this year
3. Take a class at a community college and learn something new.
I haven’t done this yet, but one of my coworkers periodically signs up for crafting classes at the local community college. It’s a great way to de-stress, get the creative juices flowing and continue learning new things. Community colleges are also usually very decently priced so take advantage! Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be crafting, it can be anything you have an interest in.
One of the best ways to get some feel good vibes is by volunteering. Pick a weekend out of the month to lend your services to a local cause or event. You’ll feel great that you helped other people and you can always learn a thing or two from volunteering.
These are just a few ways to start adding some spice to your life.
What do you do to add spice and variety? Feel free to share in the comments section!