For quite a while now on Sundays I have been trying to do different things with my day. I am expanding my culture and experiences to develop me as a person.
This weekend I was at the Body Type Nutrition Conference learning with a couple of friends.
I have been to the Art Galleries, the Transport Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, walked up Conic Hill, been climbing, to movies at the GFT… Some of them I have done with friends, some on my own.
How often do you do things outside of your normal routine?
Do you ever go off and do stuff on your own? Taking time out by yourself.
I love spending time alone. Pottering, writing, reading, people watching, thinking about things, thinking about nothing.
I totally believe that you NEED to be comfortable doing things on your own.
It’s even more than comfortable, but happy & content. There is nothing more freeing and empowering than liking your own company.
People have more respect for you when they see that you are independent, weirdly it makes people want to hang out with you more.
Why do people want to hang out with you more? Because you display good, strong values and they see that they can learn from you.
If you are someone who isn’t comfortable on their own, like as soon as you are left alone the first thing you do is grab your phone and start texting, checking Facebook/ twitter or reading your emails.
Learn to not do that.
Your challenge for this week, if its something you are not good at.
Be alone, no phone for comfort. Go somewhere, do something different.
Go to a museum, coffee shop (you can take a book to read, but don’t use social media if you have your kindle/ipad/tablet to read, it must be a book), go for a walk, go for dinner, go on a day trip (the city tour buses are always good).
Let me know what you are doing for your challenge.
Have a good week, and push yourself to do something outside your comfort zone.