7 ways to get restoked


March 14, 2014

Routine makes the world go ‘round, but it can also get us down if our lives become too regimented. Here’s a handful of ideas to shake things up a bit and help you feel invigorated about life again.

1. Go out to eat by yourself.
2. Become a pen pal to an overseas soldier.
3. Throw a surprise party.
4. Complete a random act of kindness.
5. Fill and bury a time capsule. (Could be a mason jar with a few items.)
6. Compliment someone you don’t like.
7. Paint a room.

Thanks to Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin for this list. You can find hundreds more ideas in their book The 52 Weeks: Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck, with Stories and Ideas to Jumpstart Your Year of Discovery.

Learn more about how Karen and Pam got unstuck at the52weeks.com.

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