Random Word Day - Choose a word at random from a dictionary or book. Use it when solving problems, formulating ideas, having conversations or trying to think outside the box today. It’s your creativity tool for the day.
Right Brain Day - Listen to your gut feeling today. Does something or someone in your life give you that nagging feeling that’s just not right? Trust your instincts (based in the right, intuitive side of the brain) and do something about it.
Our Do Something Different for the weekend: Random Act of Kindness Day
Make a generous but anonymous act of kindness over the weekend. Post a chocolate bar through someone’s letterbox, pre-feed a vending machine or parking meter, leave a book on the bus or train or leave some money on the park bench. Experience giving without expecting to receive.
Our Do Something Different for the Weekend is: Fun Planner Day!
Find time for fun over the weekend. Organise a fun event for work or family / friends. Arrange an outing / a party / a tournament, an evening of games or a quiz. Drop being dutiful and put fun first for a change.
Our Do Something Different for Thursday: Let's sort it out Day
Take action over something you’ve been worrying about. A mounting debt, a health concern or an unresolved dispute - do just one thing today (e.g. pick up the phone, fill in that form) to get you on the road to resolution.
Our Do Something Different for Tuesday: Tourist Eyes Day
Be a ‘tourist’ on your usual journey today. Pay attention to the architecture, the amenities, the seafront, the parks and the landscape around you. Spot places of interest that you’d normally overlook. Take a photo and share it - ideally in the comments right here!
Our Do Something Different for the Weekend is: De-clutter Day!
Take some time out this weekend to fill a bag with all the things that can go to the charity shop/recycling centre. Drop them off there or give them to someone in need. Feel your mood lift as you unburden yourself of stuff.
Our Do Something Different for Thursday: Pick a Brain Day!
Get advice from a person who’s a bit of an expert. Find a person who knows something about business / cooking / bee-keeping / wine / photography - in fact anything you want to try, and ask them for one good tip.
“Love today’s DSD. Prompted me to phone my mum first thing and ask what my nan’s favourite music was. She would have been 93 today, so I’m going to spend the day listening to that.”—Max St John on yesterday’s ‘New Ear’s’ task.
“I developed an interest in classical music and feel the need to dig out some well regarded pieces. Not sure I will be getting into hip hop, some of it was OK.”—Paul Hutchings on today’s ‘New Ears’ task. What did you think of it?
Our Do Something Different for Wednesday: No TV Day!
Keep the TV turned off for the whole day. Make a list of all the things you love doing more than watching TV. Do at least one. (If you can keep this one up for longer than one day, you’ll notice your life improving at a rapid rate)
Our Do Something Different for the weekend: Commune with the skies day
At some point this weekend watch the sun rise (5:00am) or set. (8:55pm). Get up early and watch the sky come alive. Or sit in a special place to watch the sun go down or the stars come out. Take a photograph, record the event and send it to us!
Our Do Something Different for Friday: Prepare and plan day
Plan the perfect breakfast, shop for the ingredients, get ahead of yourself with some healthy and appetising treats to kick-start the following day. Get it ready the night before and allow yourself extra time in the morning to enjoy every mouthful.
Spruce Up Day - Free up your image. Wear something that goes against the grain. Break free from your wardrobe rut. If you’re a jeans/trouser wearer, swish around in a skirt. Bit of a scruff bag? Wear a collar and maybe even a tie.
Feel the Pinch Day: Go without any money on Saturday or Sunday. You could make sure the car has petrol and take some food, but then see what you can get for nothing. Free entry to museums, music downloads, discarded newspapers, tasting samples…. Don’t spend a penny!
Have started cycling, jogging and walking to work rather than driving and have discovered lots of great routes and a firmer bottom in the process. Hove park and the sexy houses on The Droveway being the highlights of today’s new route. Calming sea views was yesterday’s. Who knows what tomorrow will bring!