Something for the Weekend?

Looking for something a bit different this weekend?  Need a break from the football?   Here are 5 inspiring ways to spice up your weekend…

(And if you want to make my weekend, please join the Less Ordinary Living mailing list to get all the latest juice)

1) Find inspiration – Sharing Life Skills Magazine

This is a brilliant concept – a collection of great writing by some of the best bloggers out there.  Covering personal development, health, psychology and success, it is a fabulous read – something to chew on and digest.  Put together by Jonathan Wells of Advanced Life Skills – this is a project I’m proud to be part of.  Take a read and see what happens!

2) The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun

Brilliant animation from the folks at Box of Crayons about how to enjoy life – Stop hiding who you really are, Stop following the Rules, Stop Taking  Yourself So Seriously.  Pick any of these and it’ll bring more fun into your weekend.

3) Get reading – 5 Great Books

Five brilliant books to get stuck into this weekend (the first 2 are compelling fiction, the last 3 will make your life better):

1. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami – surreal, compelling mystery from Japan’s master storyteller

2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon – a touching, funny and wise story about a boy with Asperger syndrome

3. Happiness – Mattieu Ricard – Wise and human overview of happiness by a buddhist monk

4. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey – a personal development classic – still compelling today

5. The Art of Possiblity – Rosamund and Benjamin Zander – funny and smart guide to practices that can make life and the world better

4) Learn to Mediate with Headspace

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Relax this weekend...

A meditation site without the mumbo-jumbo or mysticism. These guys offer practical and clear guidance on how to start a meditation practice.  Highly recommended for anyone looking to reduce stress, find more peace in life and feel happier.  Try the Take 10 Program and let me know what happens.

5) Do Something Worthwhile with LeapAnywhere

A great way to have more fun and do more good?  Leap Anywhere is a great site which has a wide range of exciting opportunities to volunteer across the UK. Search their database for an event near you, get involved, have fun and maybe even make some new friends.

Enjoy the weekend,

Phil

Photo Credit: Pink Sherbert (Flickr Creative Commons)

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Comments

  1. Phil
    June 18, 2010 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Hope you enjoyed these suggestions – leave a comment and let others know what you did..

    Enjoy the football (and come on England!!)

    Phil

  2. June 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    I agree, be sure to check out Sharing Life Skills Magazine :)

    I’m going to take in some live music… Blues by the beach.

  3. June 19, 2010 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Phil, I am reading Alexander Dumas and now that Dantes is out of the dungeon, I am satiating this amazing story. It’s so hard to put down the classics but seeing our good friend Rob here, I tell you that his 180 book is going to be the self-improvement book I plan to read. Oh and a great video….!!!

  4. June 19, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Hi Phil,

    All great sources! I loved the Art of Possibility, especially Rule #6. Will check out the magazine you contributed to. Also the Murakami book. Have read one: Norwegian Wood.

    Have a “remember rule #6″ weekend!

    G.
    .-= Giulietta the Muse´s last blog ..Do you want to experience what the Greeks call Zoe? =-.

  5. June 20, 2010 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    Hi Phil,
    I’ve been meaning to try meditation for a while, so I’ll check out the site you’ve suggested. Otherwise, my family’s headed for the beach. I’m planning on collecting some shells and breathing some fresh air. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Topi
    (PS – go the socceroos!) ;)
    .-= Topi´s last blog ..5 reasons to wake up early =-.

  6. June 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Hey Phil
    Really nice suggestions! I really got tremendous value from Stephen Covey’s book the 7 Habbits of Highly Effective People when I read it recently. I would like to check out The Art of Possibility, seems like a really good read!

  7. June 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Hey Phil
    Really nice suggestions! I really got tremendous value from Stephen Covey\’s book the 7 Habbits of Highly Effective People when I read it recently. I would like to check out The Art of Possibility, seems like a really good read!

  8. June 20, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Phil: Thanks for all the great suggestions. I am definitely going to have to check out that newsletter. I saw the announcement on Jonathan’s site and am really looking forward to hearing from all the great contributors. Thanks for that suggestion also to visit leap anywhere. It seems like a great site and I already checked it out. Have a great weekend.

  9. Vasanthi
    June 22, 2010 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Dear phil

    Every weekend should be utilised to learn a new thing, do things which you havent treied before

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