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5 Fun Ways To Spend Your Day Off

5 Fun Ways To Spend Your Day Off

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It happens to everyone when you spend an entire week in anticipation of your day off and then when it is finally at your door, you have no idea what to do with it. We tend to get our hopes up high and then we just can’t decide what exactly to do when the day comes. So you start to wonder how to enjoy a day off and how to get the most from it.

In this article, we would like to help you figure out the best ways to have fun when you’re off. We did a list of 5 things you can do this weekend. These are:

  1. Exploring what your city can offer you;
  2. Visiting escape rooms games;
  3. Having a gadget-free day;
  4. A hobby day;
  5. Day to fix a relationship.

So, if you are intrigued what all that means we are more than glad to guide you through the awesome ways to spend your days off. Here is our personal list of top 5 things to do on your day off.

1. Have some private time with the city you live in

We encourage you to spend a day off by building or strengthening your relations with the city you live in. It even doesn’t matter if it’s the city you grew up or moved to a few years ago. It feels like home only when you allow the city to be the one. So start your day off with a nice walk, visit memorable places on the way. Remember, when was the last time you had a nice long walk for the sake of walking?

After you are done with that you might look for things city has to offer you today. Find out if there any events to be held in the town square. Maybe there is a crafts fair or a handmade market? If it’s winter time you can enjoy skating on the ice rink or, if the weather is okay, maybe there is an open air movie night. Look up on the internet what the city life has to offer you today and go for it!

2. Try escape room games

If you want to find a fun way to spend a few hours on your day off, escape games are for you. These games are great for everyone despite the age or occupation. This sort of fun activity is perfect for those who are looking for new interesting ways to spend some free time. So if you were wondering what to do on your day off you had just found an answer.

If you are having your day off work then you have all the blessings from us to try playing and beating the escape rooms. That was never easy but somehow we think you will succeed. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your friends or family as well. Escape rooms are one of the best team building games for you to try.

3. Give yourself a no device day

What if instead of questioning yourself where to go on a day off you should concentrate on how to spend it? We believe, and numerous polls confirm it, that it is truly crucial to spend less time on our phones and other devices. We need to go offline time to time and live a real life outside of the internet.

Sometimes we get more tired from checking all the social media than from working 2 or 3 hours. Internet addiction leads to no good anyway. If there is anything truly urgent you will find out, the rest may wait until tomorrow. But the peace and comfort you get after overcoming tech addiction are irreplaceable. You will have to find out new ways to “kill time” and to spend more quality time with your own thoughts.

4. Dedicate one day to your hobbies

There are so many things to do when off work but the best of all would be switching your mind off from work. Quite often, even when we are off work, we still keep returning to it in our thoughts. Did I send that file? Should I do that and this on Monday? That’s getting annoying after a while. So the best way to get rid of those thoughts is to get busy with things you enjoy doing. Your hobbies! It is that simple.

Do you like painting? Get your favorite pencils or paints and draw as long as you have energy and inspiration. Do you like cooking? Make a dinner for your close ones! You can try that recipe you found years ago but never tried. Or find a quiet place at your home and just write a journal entry, if that’s what you feel like doing. Pick a book from your home library and spend an entire day reading. It is truly up to you and your hobby.

5. Dedicate time to your loved ones

Our last tip on how to enjoy your day off might seem obvious but trust us, it is the most important among all of the ways. It happens so often that we start taking our close ones for granted. With our busy lives, we start to forget how nice it can be – to spend some free time only with the people we love. This day you might not go for anything big. Just dedicate your time to absolutely silly things like watching old cartoons or maybe DIY-stuff. You will feel that spending free time doing basically “nothing” together can be extremely fun! Your close friends or your family deserve to have some good quality time with you. So let them!

BIO

I am Lech Dvorak a Manager at Escape Hour. I am trying to combine my skills and professional background to bring higher-level perspective into my work. Currently, I am sharing my experience and vision on the hot topics from the world of recreation.

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5 Habits You Need To Grow Into In Order To Become Successful

5 Habits You Need To Grow Into In Order To Become Successful

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Become successful and achieving what you dream of being no rocket science. Most of the people who wonder how to become successful need to grow certain habits in them that will pave the path towards becoming successful. The truth is every person holds within him or her qualities that are needed to become successful and get all that they desire. One needs to recognize those qualities and get on the track. Habits form the core of these qualities. Habits can determine the way a person will move in his or her life.

Habits determine a lot of things. In fact, 90% of a person’s destiny can be guessed by seeing the habits they possess. Everything you are today is the result of the habits you possessed yesterday and everything that you will ever accomplish his dependent on the habits that you have today. So, get up and resolve to practice some good habits by adopting which you can become successful and lead an affluent life.

1. Become Goal Oriented

Identifying the goal of your life and working towards it is the basic thing one can instil in their habits. No matter what you do, you must be a habitual goal setter. Cultivate in yourself goals for every day of life and strive to achieve them by the end of the day. This will mold you in the long run. Every successful person around the globe is known for being passionate goal oriented. Right from the beginning, they know what exactly they want. They pen down their goals and try to accomplish them at any cost. It is then perseverance and hard work that helps in getting to the goal.

2. Be Smarter

To become successful, you don’t need to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth. All great men in this world who have become successful have come from the lowest levels of their lives. It is their smartest moves that have made them successful. In today’s world, you need to be even smarter to achieve what you want. There are uncountable tools and software that help us become smart these days. For instance, if you are a content developer, a reword sentence tool can help you create a new content in the fraction of minutes. So, instead of sitting and working on your head, be smart any use the resources that can help you become more efficient. You may rephrase text by using a word rephrase generator and get your work done in no time.

3. Become Action Oriented

Action speaks a thousand words. So, actions help you analyze where actually you can land up in life. It also helps you to get on with a particular job and get it done exactly as you want. It depends on you how you act upon situations and urgencies and handle things with the right action. You need to leave procrastination behind you to become successful in life. Forget your fears and land up yourself on the platform from where you see only your goals and nothing else. The right blend of goal and action can only assure success.

4. Discipline Yourself

Discipline is the basic tool to achieve everything in life. It is only after you are disciplined, you can create scopes for yourself. A person who is not disciplined never get anywhere in life on his own. Your knack to discipline yourself is the key to the door that opens towards success. The habit of being self-disciplined always goes hand in hand with success in life. Just being goal oriented, and failing to become disciplined and follow any strict time table is like striking arrows in the dark. To achieve success, you must be disciplined in every aspect of life, be it getting up in time in the morning or completing an assignment in time. Setting up targets is a part of being disciplined. And, am sure you all know the significance of setting up targets.

5. Being Honest

Last but not the least, you all must have heard the quote that, “Honesty is the best policy.” Yes, it is true to every bit of it. No matter what you do, prosperity and everlasting success can’t be achieved if you are not honest. Being honest, on the other hand, means that you are implementing the “reality principle” in every job you are doing. So, if you are aspiring to become successful forever then need to pick this habit for sure. No doubt, there are hundreds and thousands of people out there who adopt deceitful means to achieve success or reach their goals but mind it, it is just for the time being. This is temporary. It is guaranteed that such success can’t stand the tests of life. It will vanish in some time.

Louise Rose is an amateur writer and picturegoer. Louise dreams of round-the- world voyage with her family. Her life motto is “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

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Yoga Asanas Rise and Shine Morning Yoga Meditation

Rise and shine: The Beginner’s Guide to Yoga Morning Asanas for More Energy

The English proverb “The early bird catches the worm” may have been referring to people that prepare in advance, but it is also true in a literal sense.

Studies show that “morning” people are healthier, happier, and more productive. A morning person has no trouble hopping out of bed before 7 am and facing the day with a smile. If you are among the snooze-hitting tribe and drag yourself grumpily out of bed in the morning, there is an easy solution.

While you can do yoga at any time of the day, there are specific asanas (literally meaning, “to be seated in a position that is firm, but relaxed”) that can turn the clock around for you. If you are like most night owls, your body probably feels heavy and aches all over.

These asanas will wake up your body, lighten your mood, and give you the energy you need to get through the day with more grace.

1. Crossed legs posture (Sukhasana)Crossed legs (Sukhasana) yoga asanasPicture source!

This is probably the easiest, and most familiar, pose in yoga.

Sitting with your back straight, pelvis in a neutral position, and bring up your knees on either side of the body, tucking your feet under the opposite leg. You should see a triangular space between your legs and pelvis. Rest your hands on your knees.  Do the Dirga or yogic breath for three to five minutes. 

2. Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Mountain Pose (Tadasana) meditationWitold Fitz-Simon – Picture source!  

Exhale, and as you do so, straighten up, arms on your sides in a relaxed position.

Repeat the sequence; only substitute the right leg for the left leg.  Do at least one full cycle of the sun salutations every morning, more if you have the time.  This works all seven major centers (chakras) of the body, so you should be rearing to go (and hungry) when you’re done! 

3. Hand to Foot pose (Hasta Padasana) 

Hand to Foot pose (Hasta Padasana)Picture source!

As you exhale, bring the arms and body forward, aiming to bring the palms flat on the floor on either side of your feet and your face to your knees. You may bend your knees a little to get your palms to the floor, as you will need them there for support for the next steps. 

4. Prayer pose (Pranamasana)Prayer pose (Pranamasana)Picture source!

Stand with your feet together, shoulders relaxed. Breathe in to expand your chest, and as you do so, bring up your arms to your sides. Breathe out slowly, and as you do so, bring your hands together as if in prayer. 

5. Raised Arms pose (Hasta Uttanasana)Raised Arms pose (Hasta Uttanasana)Picture source!

As you inhale, bring your hands up straight above your head and reach up as far as you can go, looking up and curving your body slightly to get the full stretch. The aim is to get the maximum stretch from the heel to the fingertips.

6. Sun salutations (Surya Namaskar)Sun salutations (Surya Namaskar)Picture source!

It is time to get out of bed (if you haven’t already) and say hello to the day. Salutes to the sun are a sequence of 12 poses that wakes up the body and fills it with energy.  It is important to observe the breathing directions as you do each one. It will take a little practice, but you will soon get into the swing of it.

7. Two-knee spinal twist (Supta Matsyendrasana)Two-knee spinal twist (Supta Matsyendrasana)Picture source!

Lying flat on your back, arms stretched on either side, bring both knees to one side. Slowly extend the inner leg out while keeping your upper back flat on the surface.  Hold this for a few second, then draw your knees back together. Go to the other side and do the same thing.

Do the whole sequence two or three more times. This will stretch and relax your spine, chest, shoulders and thighs, and ease muscle pain. It also wakes up your internal organs, including your abdominals for better digestion. 

8. Reclining bound angle pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Reclining bound angle pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)Picture source!

Lying flat on your back, bring your knees up, feet together. Let your thighs open naturally, and relax. You can use pillows or foam blocks to support your knees. This will help you avoid putting too much strain on your back and inner thighs. Now comes the important part – breathing.

Use the Three-Part Breath or Dirgha. This is one of the foundations of yogic breathing, and you have to practice it consciously. You will inhale air to fill your lung, lower chest (diaphragm), and abdomen to capacity in that order, hold it, and then exhale in reverse order: abdomen, chest, lungs.

Do these several times, with the inhale count at four, and exhale count at six. This will decrease your levels of stress and anxiety, although it may make you feel a little lightheaded at first from all the oxygen you’re getting. Don’t worry, you will get used to it. Do this for three to five minutes.
These simple morning yoga exercises are suitable even for beginners. More importantly, they will definitely help night owls get the energy they need for the day. Try them out and share your experience with us!

Author bio:

Stacey Marone is traveler, yoga lover and contributor for https://essays.scholaradvisor.com/coursework/. She is an enthusiastic yoga advocate. You can connect with her on Twitter.

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5 WOW Facts: How Movies Influence Our Life

5 WOW Facts: How Movies Influence Our Life

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From the very 90s, the movies have shown a broader influence in our lives. The influence was so relatable that some movies made it to predicting the futures. The directors should have been genius people. If you get to see the 1920s and further movies, you will know how accurate the prediction has been, specifically, the science fiction. Breaking all the above said, Author Jules Verne should have been a time traveler to have imagined submarine in the Twenty Thousand Leagues under the sea novel written by him in the year 1870. Here are some wonders to keep your jaw down to the ground for a while.

1. The Simpsons

Half of you would have already guessed it. For the other half, this is a favorite cartoon that just rocked our school days. There were several inventions included here, and this made so many of us feel like we could invent a thing too. A good number of them have been brought to real-time application. Some predictions are blood spraying billboards, airplane restaurants, baby translators, 3D printed cakes, and smartwatches. In fact, auto correct was one of the inventions predicted by the Simpsons. Our favorite is the 3D printed cakes, though. The inventions seemed silly during the show broadcast, but we all have now realized our fault.

2. Minority Report

The 2002 film had Tom Cruise in the lead role. While all of us thought the movie is not so related, the facial recognition software inventors and people who invented user interfaces that operate with gestures thought otherwise. No one would have expected that in the 2000s but these inventions, including the personalized advertising thing, is actualized now. Unbelievable, is it not? We all know Tom Cruise is talented.

3. The Imitation Game

The plot goes around the Mathematician Alan who tries to simplify the enigma code, and all the situations happen through the World War II. Watching this movie will be your last wish if you are a data science lover. There are some information about science and math involved in it. The brilliant director invented the entire plot that is in actual existence now. We don’t know if they were serious about it, but the big data companies were. The movie involves the British Government attempting to crack down secret Enigma codes using heterogeneous computing. The plot was outstanding, the movie was brilliant and so were the big data solutions.

4. The Minority Report

This wasn’t a big deal for our fans. We all knew it was all real. The plot surrounds the police forces, being capable of predicting crimes using the predictive analysis method and just data mining. There is our officer hero who works in the unit himself who gets accused of future murder. The movie touches the real potential of innovation, and almost all the concepts had future possibilities. Now, the data to predict human behavior is a thing for us but back then, this was something beyond human imagination, and the story writer did it. Kudos! And the crucial details weren’t a thing to be missed out. It is now a turnover thing for big data companies.

5. Takeaway

This motion picture brought the confounded ideas of data science and evaluation to the extra large screen, even back when information sponsored business was still a novel idea. Since data information is all over, you ought to get yourself acclimated with the thoughts. We are certain movies like Takeaway would help in getting a handle on the nuts and bolts of data science. If you are an information researcher, it could be a great misfortune not to have seen this brilliant plot and direction, having said that you are a huge enthusiast of information science. No matter what, this was one of the big data solutions, and all our big data companies possibly had it.

Nobody can realize what’s in store. However, scholars and producers are continually taking their best figure out. They are attempting to anticipate innovation and world issues decades early – or demonstrating a future they just WISH would materialize. Since October 21, 2015 – the Back to the Future date that took Marty McFly’s breath away – has at last arrived. It’s an ideal opportunity to see exactly how much the film got right. In any case, it’s by all account, not the only film that turned out be significantly more precise than the producers presumably ever expected (regardless of the possibility that despite everything we’re tending to drift sheets).

That doesn’t mean Hollywood missed the point, in any case. Check out, and you’ll see many creations that are beyond human imagination. As well as some of which were anticipated by motion picture producers decades prior can be seen. The far back you go in the film files, the all the more fascinating these parallels get to be.

Louise Rose is an amateur writer and picturegoer. Louise dreams of round-the- world voyage with her family. Her life motto is “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

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Stay Strong Inspiring Words by Melonie Shelton

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Do you ever wonder where strength comes from?  Your own strength?  We all have the strength to get through tough times.  We just have to put our mind to it and have faith in ourselves.  There are many unwanted things/memories I have in my past that you may have as well.  Things that you want to forget or feel like you cannot talk about or that it is not something that should be talked about.  Usually, the things you find yourself and someone else struggling with are the things that NEED to be talked about.  What if everyone kept all of their feelings and struggles to themselves?  It would be a very boring world and no one would ever learn about you or know that they are not alone in this world.  This brings me to family and as I always say, “you don’t get to pick your family”.

Growing up I had what many would call, at least in the South, the perfect family.  We were at church every time the doors were open, the house was clean, manners were taught etc.  As you know, looks can be deceiving.  Just because a family seems picture perfect does not mean they are and you never know what goes on behind closed doors.  Unfortunately, I know this feeling all too well.  You may be nodding your head thinking the same thing or tears may be running down your face.  None of us wants to think of or be reminded of bad memories, but sometimes crying is a way of showing your strength.  I always knew things didn’t seem right, but the mind has a way of blocking out negative things so you can survive.  Being a survivor makes you a strong person.  Yes you!  You are strong even when you think you are not.

By the time I was 22 years old I was having recurring dreams.  I guess my mind decided it was time to deal with some things.  While this was making me mad, it also made me see some opportunities.  I thought to myself, “There has to be someone else out here that has been in this situation or are going through it right now that needs me.”  What I decided to do was find a place that helped troubled teens and even adults.  There are plenty of places out there; just look.  My goal was to be able to reach at least one person to let them know they are special and most importantly that they are strong.  Many call this process mentoring, but you could just call it caring if you wanted.  Now, I know that not everyone is a people person, but someone you know is.  This person would most likely collaborate with you and eventually, you feel more comfortable stepping out of your box.   All it takes is you being strong and reaching out, and I know you can do it.

The first person I took under my wing was a 17-year-old teen girl that was pregnant and court ordered to be in a home for teen moms.  She had a nasty attitude and didn’t care about anything or anyone.  I talked to her and she would never look at me, and yes, this pissed me off.  Therefore, I decided I would have to go another route to get her to listen, not hear, but listen to me.  I knew I was going to have to get on her level.  That is one thing as adults we never need to forget, the feeling of being a teen.  Teens do not feel strong and a lot of the time feel worthless, but if you take the time to get in their space and give them no choice but to hear you, they will do just that, hear you.  This young lady always looked at the floor when I was talking to her.  One day I decided to sit on the floor and look at her under her folded arms and just said “hey!”  Well, that got her attention and by getting on her level it showed her that I really did want to be there for her, that I cared about her.

In a nutshell, she eventually had her baby and actually stayed in touch with me.  This was a domino effect with all of the girls in this home.  I then realized how much THEY were actually helping ME!  This is what I am trying to tell YOU.  You are strong and have a lot to offer someone; all it takes is showing that you care.  Remember, maybe that is all you needed at one time, even as an adult.  Strength is within you and you can help show someone else it is within him or her as well.  You are strong and can stay strong!  By believing in yourself and helping others believe in themselves, you become this ray of sunlight.  You will be so bright that people see you from miles away and are drawn to you.  You can be that light and always remember how strong you are.  Stay strong!

About the Author

Melonie Shelton

My name is Melonie Shelton and I’m a 44 year old single mom.  I have 1 daughter who just started college and we live in Arkansas.  I am a person that never meets a stranger and would give anyone the last thing I have.