I love the world of personal development. It’s kind of becoming a internet home away from home. I like to keep it fun and interesting so I compiled a list of ways you can do that too…Urrr, well sort of. Enjoy!
1. Finger Dexterity
Ok, you have to do this one! Buy one of these remote control cars! It was the best £8 I’ve ever spent and I’ve had hours of fun! My friend and I both bought one and had some wacky races while the cat was trying to swipe at the cars. Roadblock! What has that got to do with personal development I hear you ask? Um, nothing; but they’re so much fun!
2. Be Bold
Break out of your comfort zone and do something on your own. It’s been a while since I’ve tried anything new on my own so I’m going to research and see what sounds fun to me! I like going to the movies alone. Because I’m big and tall I like to stretch out on the seats for comfort and also no one can steal my popcorn or nachos! Hands off!
3. Step out of your mind
I was driving along one day and stuck in some traffic but I was really getting into the songs on the radio. I was dancing away in my seat whilst and singing away at the top of my voice when I noticed that the people at the bus stop next to me were giving me weird looks. Bah! I didn’t care, I just carried on. It’s a good test to yourself to see if you can really be you and not care what people think.
4. Open Your Eyes
Engage in other bloggers discussions and of different areas to expand your horizons. My fellow DJ and blogger friend Rudey put up this post about changes to a popular radio station that has become even more commercial. I felt quite strongly about that so I decided to have my say.
5. You Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
Begin a movement like Pay It Forward or start a new trend that becomes the next big thing. I’ll be putting up an idea I’ve had for a while on Tuesday so come back then to check it out
6. Once Upon A Thyme
Write a short story or comedy sketch. My comedy friends and I have started filming some sketches and I begun to write some too. It’s actually a huge challenge and it’s given me an new found appreciation for the comedy writers of my favourite shows like Scrubs. Or just stare in the distance and really look like you’re in deep thought.
7. It’s Snow Joke
Make up a joke. Have you ever tried? It’s not as easy as it sounds. I’ve get forwarded jokes as text messages and email all the time and I always wonder who made them up? They’re geniuses!
8. The Driving ‘Ologies
Because of all the recent ice and snow I decided to take my car to a frozen car park and improve my driving skills. Smell that? Yep, it’s bullpoop! I just wanted to do loads of doughnuts and power-slides like the fast and furious bunch but I’m sure that somehow helped to improve my driving and overall personal development. What? It does!
9. Living In A Box
Think outside the box when it comes to starting a new hobby. I’m going to try snowboarding soon and with all the snow we’ve had in the UK lately that soon may be the sensible transport option. Power snowboards; now there’s a business idea! I’m also going to go and drive and Aston Martin around a track! VaVa Voom!
When speaking to foreigners get them to teach you something in their language. Recently I’ve been meeting more and more Polish people so I thought why not learn how to speak it from them. Jinkoya! (It means thank you.)
11. Precision Snaps
Take funny and cute pictures of your pet and post them up; maybe add some zen or poetry. It’s not easy capturing them at the right moment! See what other great moments you can capture like what Storm Troopers do on their day off.
12. Are You For Real?
Play a prank on someone. When I was hosting the breakfast show, we prank-called my co-hosts mum. I told her I was a Policeman who’d arrested her daughter for stealing milk from a milk float. Her mum was naturally a bit shocked but she said: “It’s so odd for her to steal milk as she doesn’t drink it!” I was on the brink of bursting out laughing but I somehow held it together! How does that relate to personal development? Wait lemme think…oh yes, it improved my bluffing skills for poker…yeah that’s it.
13. Hold ‘Em Or Fold ‘Em
Start a poker night with friends. My friends and I usually play poker once a week and we not only have collosus fun but we also end up having some incredible banter. Through poker I’ve had some great insights into the mysteries of life.
14. Physical Development
Buy a copy of the Karma Sutra. It’s a thoroughly riveting read. Get your partner to ‘test’ you on the knowledge! *Looks around nonchalantly*
15. Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre
Take a random road trip and visit a place you’ve never been too before. Or, go and surprise someone you’ve not seen in a while that may have popped into your mind recently. Maybe there’s a reason you thought of them!
16. Think Like A Yellow Fellow
What would Homer do? Think of ways Homer Simpson would handle your Personal DUFFelvopment (or DOHvelopment) challenges. *Waits for groans*
17. Lights, Camera, Jackman
Start planning a movie of your life. If you were going to choose who would play you in the movie who would it be? In my case it would probably have to be Hugh Jackman ‘coz he’s the only one who comes close to my rugged good looks…and that’s only if I wasn’t available for filming.
18. Playground Games
Remember how you used to play ‘tag’ at school in the playground? Lets invent blog tag and right now, you’re it!
19. Who Nose
Enter a horse race on a donkey. Who knows, all the other horses might stumble at the starting gate in which case you’d win on a donkey…just think of the publicity! And no, you wouldn’t look like a jackass. (I think I was thinking about number three when I wrote this one!)
20. Oh No He Didn’t
There’s nothing quite like starting a discussion on a controversial topic. Don’t stay in the middle ground. Pick a side of the fence and get ready to defend; on guard!
21. Yaw Turn
Write your own list of 21 ways of making personal development truly more orgasmic! What makes it more orgasmic for you?