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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 Smart Habits to Help You Stay Positive

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We can have everything we want in this cruel world. The world may be cruel but it has everything we can ever need and want. We just have to know what it takes to get there, but knowing all the technicalities isn’t enough. There’s still one more thing that’s even more important: staying positive. Indeed, the world is a cruel place. It can knock you down a couple of times before you actually get what you want and deserve. But after those pulls and knockdowns, there will be something better that’s waiting for us.

There are loads of people who happen to have all the intellectual resources they need to succeed, but they still ended up in the opposite direction. That was because they had the wrong state of mind.  You don’t have to be one of them. One of the best things about life is that we have the freedom to dream all we want, and what makes it even better is we have the ability to decide whether to make it come true or just go on dreaming. You can start making that decision now. Here are some of the habits you need to start learning now to stay on the positive lane to success and happiness:

1. Looking at the bright side of every bad situation

No matter how smart we are at school, no matter how productive we are at work, the world can still take a turn at us. Even so, it still helps to look at the bright side of the situation, but like many things, this is something easier said than done.

When we’re faced with a difficult situation it becomes hard to notice that its only one part of an entire picture. Despite the negative outcome, there is still a bright side sitting next to our problems, we just have to shift our heads a bit, and not focus too much on our problems. Once we realize that there is still hope, we can then get back to the track. Seeing the positive situation, the next step is to look for that one thing that can turn our life back around.

2. Cultivate and live in a positive environment

This article isn’t about staying positive for a day. Rather, it’s about staying positive as long as we live. So, how do we do that? We do it by exposing ourselves to positive stimuli.

It’s going to be real hard staying positive if we live under a roof where we hear nothing curse words. Everything starts at the home. What you’re like at our own space, that’s also what you’re going to be like once you leave the gates.

So, let’s say, you’ve already cultivated a positive environment back home. The journey to staying positive doesn’t end there. You still have to observe your positive habits when you leave the house. This means you have to spend time with people with the same positive mentality as you.

3. Live slowly

People are often carried away by their daily duties that they come to do everything as they appear. They don’t have the time to think things through. As a result, their actions don’t bear positive results. And then what happens when all our effort become a waste? It builds up lots of stress in us and then all the negative thoughts sink in.

Not only does it make for an unhealthy lifestyle, it can also cause us to spend the rest of our lives working, and not having the results that we want.

Have you ever tried being in a hurry to attend a meeting, and then just when you’re a few steps away from the conference room, you realize that you forgot something back home? Can you remember the frustration you felt back then, all the negativity that sunk into your veins during that day? Well, try to double that by a thousand because if you always live life in a hurry that’s what the end of your life is going to feel like. Now, imagine that you planned everything before you got to the meeting. With that, you had the freedom to take your time to get to the venue. Can you imagine the light feeling that comes with it as you leave the office? Yes, exactly. That’s the benefit living slowly.

4. Don’t let fear hold you back

The best thing about life is that we can be whatever we want. So, don’t ever let anything or anyone hold you back from your dreams.

Imagine that you were doing well in a job, and then suddenly an opportunity knocks at your face. You knew full well that you want to take this step forward, but some part of the mind is telling you to just shrug it off because one simple mistake can ruin everything you’ve already attained. So, what do you do? Take a risk. Failures aren’t meant to be the end. If you happen to succeed in taking this risk, and then good for you, but if you don’t and that doesn’t mean you should sulk for the rest of your life. Nor does it mean that you should refrain from taking any more risks. It is in failure that we come to know success. See your downfall as a new learning opportunity.

5. Add value and positivity to someone else’s life

It’s not just about you. You also have to give back to other people. The world is comprised of positive and negative people alike. The only way for you to stay positive is if you spread the positivity all around you.

Author Bio

Danny AdamsDanny Adams is a proud alumnus of University of Oregon with a degree in creative writing. With his writing finesse and knack for managing people, he co-founded essayhelp.io. Some of his published articles are aimed towards helping and providing opportunities for freelance writers. If his busy schedule permits, Danny indulges in golf or hockey.

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Play The Positive Words Game!

Positive Words GamePositive Words Research has launched this new game with positive words. The game is beautiful, fun and connects you with positive people all around the world. It adds positivity in the entire world, through the power of your name and the power of positive words. Words have power and your name has power. Add positive words and your name together and you can instantly brighten your day and the day of people around you.

How to play the positive words game? Very simple, just:

Write a positive word, that begins with the first letter of your name. It can be only one word. And, share this game on Facebook, so that your friends can also write a beautiful word for you.

Inspire yourself from our list of positive words. This game is created by Elena.

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10 Apps that Promote Positivity

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The universe is a place where communication flourishes. Whether it be a vine communicating with a trellis, bats chirping in the night, or your next social media post, we all have the gift of gab.

Social media, internet, and applications are some of the most prominent ways we share news and ideas. Take advantage of the growing world of social media and smartphone apps and create your own sphere of love and positivity. Here are 10 of the best positivity driven apps you can find:

1. Happify

Free

This app allows you to track the positivity in your life by following your goals and focusing on happy and positive aspects of life. It includes affirmations, goal setting, quizzes and mini games that center around positivity.

2. Gratitude Journal – The Life Changing App

$4.99

Keeping a gratitude journal has been proven to increase your positive thinking. This app lets you list what you are grateful for, as well as add photos, tag friends, or use the location service to pin where you are.

3. Calm

$9.99

Calm is one of the best meditation apps of 2016 and it’s free! Spending at least five minutes a day meditating allows you to take control of your life and focus on the now and the happy. There are many apps out there that help guide you through meditation in case Calm doesn’t work out. Some will have music or naturistic noises to help you focus. Others have a social aspect to connect with friends who have the app. This will allow you to encourage your friends to keep up with their meditation goals as well.

4. Mindful Moon App

$2.99

The Mindful Moon app knows that life can be stressful. Life is stressful. But if you need to escape the stress and let in the positive, the Mindful Moon app offers positive and empowering daily messages. The founder, Eric Brown, changed his life when he had an idea for an app about sharing positivity and now his idea is available at your fingertips and it’s all good.

5. Pozify

Free

This app focuses on positive news. It rewards you with points for sharing happy news stories on social media rather than upsetting ones. With those points, you could earn products or gift cards. But, the actual meaning of this app isn’t the rewards, but the fact that you are spreading positivity online.

6. Positive Thinking

Free

This app has an index of different motivational topics to help you increase your positive thinking and control your negative thoughts. The app offers inspirational quotes as well as how to achieve more in life.

7. YouTube

Free

YouTube is an excellent app to watch pretty much anything you want whenever you want. Search positive affirmations, positive thinking or anything that will uplift you and you’ll find dozens of YouTubers out there sharing a great message.

While apps can be expensive to develope, being a part of an app, like having a YouTube channel, is not. You can create your own YouTube channel in a snap to promote your very own version of positivity.  If you’re camera savvy and carry an enlightening message, you can grow your YouTube channel and start spreading the love.

8. Moodscope

Free one week trial

Moodscope is a desktop app. This apps tracks and analyzes your mood on a daily basis. The user answers a few questions to determine what mood they are in and the results are sent to a network of other peers who work as supporters. The feedback and support of other moodscope users help in boosting your mood. Moodscope offers a free week trial.

9. Realifex (Real Life Change)

Free with In-App Purchases

Realifex is a well-being app that provides you with your own portable life coach. This inclusive app tracks your mood, offers positive motivation and helps you manage stress. Real Life Change was designed by a top app development company to help users bring their inner self to light with real time data.

10. Smiling Mind

Free with In-App Purchases

The Smiling Mind app stems from a non-profit organization with a goal of providing positive thinking and mediation to all. The app particularly promotes mindfulness meditation and has a vast reach around the globe with over 1.5 million users. The app offers meditation techniques that will bring a smile to your mind wherever you are.

Final Thought

Technology is a convenient way to access programs that promote positivity. Focusing on the good is not only beneficial for your health and well-being but it’s also good for others around you. If an app is not mentioned and you think it should have made the list, please share in the comments below!

Do you know other apps that promote positivity? Add the app to this list by commenting below!

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4 Feelings Which Prevent You to Start a Completely New Positive Life

4 feelings to give up for a positive lifeAll people in the world have one common goal in life – achieving true happiness. The main factor that holds us back from leaving a positive life and achieving cherished dreams is, simply and solely, our own selves.

Whether intentionally or unintentionally, we allow feelings of regret, frustration, and shame to form our actions in the present and have a huge influence on our future. We put limitations on ourselves worrying about everything and holding stress in our minds. Trying not to give serious thought to our emotions, we replay past experience and mistakes in the head over and over again. After a while, we begin to accept this state of permanent tensions as the norm. As a result, it leads to serious health problems and even panic attacks.

When your positive emotions are tied to all circumstances in your life, this is no way to live. In fact, there are so many ways we can alleviate negative feelings. Once you no longer let them guide you, you discover the flows of natural calmness inside. There is an unchangeable truth – life driven by feelings won’t make you happy. Let’s shine the spotlight on some feelings you need to let go in order to start a completely new positive life and become a happier person.

4 Feelings Which Prevents You to Start a Completely New Positive Life

Anger and Bitterness

Did you know that these feelings can eat you from the inside? Making peace with someone who has hurt you is not only about forgiving the other person. First of all, it’s all about letting it go and relieving the pain in your heart.

If you hide your anger deeply inside, sooner or later it will leak out and affect people around you (and not just an individual who offended you). Remember that the one who angers you controls you. If possible, express your pain to the cause of your upset. This may help you move on without holding onto bitterness.

Negativity

What you send to the universe comes back to you, right? So why don’t you change the way you think? Honestly speaking, we all have been there. Sometimes life knocks us down, and we begin to feel disappointment in everything.

Negative thoughts may cause the overthinking which in its turn makes any problem bigger than it is. Thus, you center around a glass half empty then rather half full. You have to choose whether continue to feel bad about everything around or take responsibility for your own happiness. Believe that there are so many things to be grateful for. Decide to appreciate them, around yourself with positive-minded people, and you’ll see there is nothing impossible for a positive thinker.

Insecurity

People full of happiness tend to accept who they are, radiate confidence and don’t look back. Spending too much time in past and reflecting upon old mistakes leads to the new failures over and over again. On the other side, thinking too much about the future evokes monsters and worries in your mind.

There is no need to be insecure in life. If there is something that makes you feel concern about, go out your comfort zone and strive to change it. Focus on things that are going on around you at this moment, because only you have the power to create the better version of yourself.

Jealousy

People who show jealous of other’s success can’t live a happy positive life. True freedom comes when you appreciate what you have and feel no envy at others. Every person is unique. So if someone has something you want, don’t be jealous. Instead of getting offensive, set your own goals and do your best to achieve them.

Jealous can steal your happiness and bring negativity into your life. Don’t waste your precious time looking at others. Your days will be much better if you can overcome this creepy feeling.

Conclusion – Positive Life

Life will never be a plain sailing without challenges. There will always be dark hours as well as times of joy and pure happiness. But what the most important thing to remember is that even in the pitch darkness you can alway find sources of blessing. The only thing you have to do to live a full positive life is to stop being a slave to your feelings.

Author bio:

Veronica HuntVeronica Hunt is an edtech expert and an experienced content marketer from Philadelphia, PA. As a blogger, she sees her purpose in providing her readers with up-to-date info in the spheres of marketing, entrepreneurship, and psychology. Currently, works for Aplusonly as a content manager. Apart from work, she adores traveling and yoga. Follow @VeronicaHuntt on Twitter or find her on Facebook.