I’m not suggesting you go crazy, drop everything, and become a fun-seeking dropout on a paradise island. Just take more decisive action to make life fun, challenging, and exciting.
Why am I recommending this? Spicing up life will make it much better, that’s why!
I walk a lot and see lots of people when I’m out.
Most, except for the youngsters, look grumpy, pissed off, unhealthy, and unhappy.
That’s a shame. Life shouldn’t be that way!
You’re meant to enjoy it and not let it drag you down. I know that feeling only too well — it sucks!
For several years, I let myself down and got trapped in a miserable negative and self-destructive mindset.
It’s not pleasant if you’re stuck in a dark rabbit hole!
The problem: Once you’re down, you mostly just dig further instead of trying to crawl out.
How I fell into the trap
8 years have passed since I found the light at the end of the tunnel. Nobody helped me out but me.
I had no idea why I was such an emotional and mental wreck.
But once you get out, you quickly learn why it happened.
You start to look at things from a completely different angle, which is your “wake-up call” and a chance to start over!
I thought I was happy living the family life.
There I was, a stay-at-home dad, raising my kids alone to help my now ex-wife restart her career.
What could be better, Rob?
You’re a great dad — you love your kids, and now you can devote yourself to raising and looking after them – is what I kept telling myself.
Those were my misguided thoughts after spending 20 years plowing the corporate business fields having tons of fun and loving life!
Not living for yourself is not living at all!
I wasn’t living life. I was living everyone else’s instead.
I didn’t care about myself anymore. I had no friends and no hobbies.
All I did was run the home, manage the kids, shop, cook, and clean up!
In reality, it was a dead-end bad life!
I put myself in the stink, thinking I was doing the right thing. But it was wrong, badly wrong.
It cost me 2 years of my life, which I actually spent in utter misery!
I dragged my previously adventure-packed exciting international business life into the dark pits of nothingness!
I was a fantastic dad, probably one of the best! But you don’t get any rewards, praise, or even thanks for that.
Instead, I got a kick in the teeth!
My mind played the anxiety game, thinking:
“Oh My God, what do the other working parents think about me, the lazy slob stay-at-home dad!”
Right down the toilet go your confidence and self-esteem.
Finally, I shouted at myself:
“To hell with this — stand up, man, climb out of this freaking hole you’re in and do it now! Brush yourself off, and get marching again.”
That’s precisely what I did.
Let’s get spicey!
You change your life by freeing your mind, spicing it up, and not giving a damn about what anyone thinks.
You may disagree, and that’s fine — it doesn’t bother me. I trained my brain not to care or worry about anything anymore.
Whether that’s people being rude or even having thieved from me — I don’t allow it to affect me.
And I’ve been through a long list of bad luck in the last 3 years.
My final and last bad gamble and decision was to get involved with one of the biggest crooks Bali has ever seen.
Anyway, upwards and onwards, I went from there.
I got my head together, followed my heart, and rose like the Phoenix from the Ashes.
My daily life-spicing practices keep me positive, healthy, and on fire!
1 — Writing: I write between 2000 and 3000 words daily, which sharpens my brain and skills.
2 — Walking: My favorite form of exercise, mindfulness, and creative time is walking.
So, I walk 3 times a day, achieving 10000 to 15000 steps daily.
3 — Reading: As an online writer I also make time to read plenty of other talented writers articles, which inspire me to write more.
I rarely read books these day — there’s no time with all my writing on my blog and posting my stories all over social media daily.
4 — Food: I love to shop and cook super healthy meals daily.
Once you know how food affects your body, cooking becomes a pleasure and a hobby.
5 — Day & Weekend Trips: I take one trip once a week. Short adventures and travel trips keep you curious.
You see and learn new things every time.
6 — Nature: I love nature, so I make it a habit to go there daily. I do that by walking the beautiful riverside where I live.
7 — Swim: Like walking, I love to swim.
Relaxing swimming is water therapy — there’s not much else that soothes your mind more than water.
8 — Training: I train my body with bodyweight strength exercises 3 times a week for 20 minutes and 1 sprinting session.
I get this done in less than 2 hours a week.
9 — Going out: I don’t go out much — food is better at home and cheaper too.
But to add that spice and variety in life, I’ll venture out to test a new restaurant once a week.
10 — Red Wine, Dark Chocolate & Cheese: My favorite 3 special treats besides meat, seafood, and eggs.
Each one is rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
A delicious way to reward yourself, as long as you don’t eat or drink too much of either!
Please also read my story about wine, cheese, and dark chocolate here:
Final Thoughts about LIFE!
As you can see, you don’t need to do crazy things to spice up your life and make it more interesting. But you can if you want – like I did here, diving headfirst into waterfalls in Bali.
However, there are 3 things you must do:
1 — Live your life on your terms.
2 — Free your mind and open up to people and the world around you.
3 — Don’t care about what anyone thinks about you.
That’s what I did to get my life back, create a new career, and find freedom and happiness.
MBA from Robert Kennedy College & University of Cumbria, UK.
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