Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
Sitting at home at your 31st birthday can be dangerous as you might start thinking too much about life and how much of it has already past. This can easily drag you into a little early mid-life crisis, but you could also enjoy dreaming of the things to come and celebrate a so far fantastic 2012 with many more exciting things to come. And I decided for the second option!
I used today to add a few new pictures of my dreams and put them up on our dream wall, because I was told and read it on many occasions that you have to picture your dreams or even better feel them when closing your eyes and thinking about them. Now, the question might come up why or how. We (my girl friend and I) decided to dedicate a wall in our room to all our dreams from the big to the small ones. We are consistently finding pictures on the internet or take pictures of things we like and put them together in a big wall collage, which you can see here:
If you do not want to decorate one of your walls with all these pictures you can try an online pin wall like pinterest. This is a new social media platform where you can pin things you find on the web on different boards and can share it with people. Check it out, it is a great tool to save your ideas or little things you like.
But why are we doing this? The main reason is motivation and focus. I see these pictures every day several times and they remind me why I am doing some long hours here and there and what I am working towards to. Another great place to put up a few pictures is the fridge door as we all go there very often in the course of the day. Do not put these things in a cupboard or the most far away corner where nobody can see them. And also please dream big as you might be surprised that you will drive exactly the car you put up on the wall in a few years time.
Another reason for us picturing our dreams on the wall is that it helps you to achieve them faster. You get reminded ona daily basis what you want and how you like to life and it will become a picture in your subconscious mind that will help you make the right decisions on your way. We also do believe that by picturing your dreams you will achieve them faster as life is too short. You think this is just an old saying not true – try this exercise to give you a picture of what is left of your life. Below you will see a scale from 0 to 100 that illustrates the life of human being.
In the UK, people live until their mid 70’s and if you are lucky with a lot of positive thoughts, a healthy lifestyle and a bit of luck you might make it to your 80’s or even longer. Now, put a mark on your current age and one at your projected age – but try to be realistic! And then you can see the life span that you have left on this planet to make your dreams happen. Please do not start shrinking your dreams now to fit into your life, but make sure that you find a way of making your dreams come true as soon as possible and live life to the full.
Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.
Winning smile by Andreas Saatze
You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
Old alarm clock by Andrius Repsys
Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it.
Not My Government, Occupy Oakland (14 of 20) by glennshootspeople
On the search of finding options that will make it easier to eat healthier and life a better lifestyle, we came across a leaflet through our door a few month ago. It was from Abel & Cole and offered local and organic vegetables and other fresh produce for home delivery – and we gave it a try.
First of all, we compared the prices of organic produce in the supermarket and Abel & Cole and found that it more or less does not make a big difference. The charge for delivery on adds another £0.99 on your overall bill which is really cheap when you compare that Tesco wants you to pay about £5 for each delivery.
Another great things about Abel & Cole is that you can have your seasonal fruit and vegetables put together and chosen for you in a weekly box. The company will put the things together and you can easily add your likes and dislikes. When you go on holiday or still have enough for the next week, just let them know on time and you can skip a week.
We decided for the smallest vegetable box for the moment and are really impressed. Check out this lovely picture of our first vegetable box with some fair trade bananas and organic lemons!
I really love the colours and everything we tried so far, just tastes so much better. I also like that in coming weeks there will be some vegetables in this box that I have not used for cooking before, such as fennel. This ill add some fun in the kitchen and we can explore some new recipes with some lovely produce.
A few more things I like: you can check out the farmers that contribute most of the produce online. They take the box back on your next delivery – perfect recycling or even reusing! Very easy to use website and fantastic customer service. Delivery is usually very early morning and they leave the box at a place where you ask them to. Additional great produce including milk, cheese and lot’s more.
Therefore, if you live in London and want to eat healthy or spice up your cooking, try Abel & Cole. And if you do not live in London, I am sure that there is something similar on offer in your city.
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