HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Every year at that magical moment when clock strikes 12 even if we were not thinking about new year resolutions, I know that somehow a thought probably flashed in your mind about the kind of year you'd like to have... It did for me.
Whatever you are thinking and cooking in your mind take inspiration from travel and the kind of person you are when you're on a trip. Anything is possible! Let's stay in the travel mindset and here are 10 habits to conciously break to be LIMITLESS in 2017:
10. Don't wait for the weekend!
A week has 7 days. ANY day is good enough for a party. Any day is good enough for a surprising move... #cheatonyourweekend and infuse your everyday with interesting activities! Lunch time visit to a museum, or a free concert, or treat yourself to a desert at a cafe just because.
9. There is no bad weather!
Don't think that just because it's raining or cold or grey that your life must stop. Go and buy yourself a proper outdoor jacket and boots and #getoutside!!! When we travel we go sightseeing no matter the weather and so should it be during the regular days. Go for a hike, stroll, canoe ride, walk on the beach, eliminate "bad weather" as a concept and there'll be nothing to stop you.
8. Don't be spontaneous!
Look, spontaneous little adventures happen in movies but if you want to do exciting and interesting things YOU MUST PLAN THEM! You can't sit around waiting for fun things to "spontaneously" happen, go and make them happen! Romantic dinners? Meeting new people? Learning something new? All takes planning. Make a reservation at that cute place you've been meaning to try. Find a workshop to learn how to... make yogurt, build a table, trim a bonsai... Plan plan plan! And you will pleasantly realize that spontaneous adventures happen to those who plan ahead.
7. Don't think you know who you are!
When was the last time you surprised yourself? Get to know the you you've never seen before. Do something out of character, test a limit. Try something you've never considered as "your thing". Is it skiing? Is it a drive in a sports car. Maybe a sailing lesson? Job change? Or simply a dress the color you never thought you could pull of. Put yourself in a new situation and perhaps you will surprise yourself.
6. Presents are not just for special occasions!
When we travel we like to browse an interesting boutique and perhaps we discover a little treasure that we want to have. We also think of our friends and family and bring them a little something. It's a bit like a mini celebration. Well. Keep on doing that! Once in a while get yourself a present, yes ask for a gift wrap! Get a little surprise gift for your friend, or your mom or your...? This will make it possible to turn any day into a "special occasion".
5. Don't think you know your loved ones!
Keep on getting to know them. Invite them to do something they've never done. Bring your kids to opera or somewhere else that you enjoy but you don't think they would. You never know but you just might discover something you have in common but never knew. Do new things together and make new discoveries that you can share. It's like traveling together but... at home.
4. Forget your age!
Yes that's right. Let's stop compartmentalizing ourselves by age brackets. What is that!!?? If you're young you can still participate in life in a meaningful and impactful way. And now I turn around and say the same to those of us over the age of "young". Keep on learning new things. Don't be afraid to teach. Love! Run! Read. Cook. Play. Dive. Dream. Swim. Dance.
3. Forget your name!
Our "persona", character, career, our "name" we've built up over the years if left unchecked can corrall us into a narrow path. Sometimes we are afraid to take a risk or deviate from what others expect from us. When we travel we are free of these pre-set values. We are free to reinvent ourselves anyway we want. So forget your name and reinvent yourself whenever you want!
2. Resting isn't for the lazy!
In order to be truly limitless and move mountains you must be in the right shape physically and mentally! In order to care and love others you must have energy to do that. REST! Recharge yourself regularly. Take care of your body, take time out to rest your mind. Enjoy the time to yourself guilt free. If you are not in top shape the world around you can't benefit from your mind, strength and love.
1. Don't assume others will do it!
And at NUMBER 1! It's all on YOU! Is there a business idea you've been kicking around? Maybe a huge world issue you've been thinking about... If you want something done about it YOU should do it. Don't worry about getting it all done, just pick a bite that you can do on your own to kickstart your idea or to tackle that big world issue. Don't assume someone else will get it done, or that someone else is more "qualified". Don't think of how to complete it just how to start it. And then... JUST START!
We wish you a LIMITLESS 2017!!!