How to Challenge Yourself in Life

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Everyone needs to find a new challenge in life from time to time. If you’ve found yourself lacking motivation and you want to find a new way of challenging yourself going forward, now is the time to make that happen. It’s never too late or too early to challenge yourself and add a little added spice to life. We’re going to talk today about some of the ways in which you might do that, so keep reading.

Create Goals That Scare You

When you’re setting goals for yourself in life, you should try to create goals that really scare you and make you want to run in the opposite direction. Those are the kinds of goals that force you to leave your comfort zone and maybe even learn more about yourself. In short, they’re exactly the kinds of goals that are worth setting.

Unleash Your Creative Side

It’s never a bad time to express yourself creatively, and it’s often something that we overlook or ignore in life as well. We all need that creative outlet from time to time, and it might be a good idea for you to find a way to express yourself too. Finding a project or a creative skill to learn might give you the outlet for expression that you’ve been searching for.

Take on a Physical Challenge You Have to Train and Prepare For

Taking on a physical challenge is something else you might want to consider. For example, some people make it their aim to climb a particular mountain or to run a marathon. It all depends on what you want to do, but having something that you have to prepare for and get in shape for will give you purpose as well as a real challenge.

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Start a New Life in a New Place

Starting a new life in a completely new location is one of the most drastic and daunting things you can ever do. But it’s nevertheless something that you might want to do if you’re looking for a real challenge in life. If you are going to do this, take into account legal requirements around immigration and indefinite leave to remain processing time 2017. Laws will differ depending on where you’re interested in moving to.

Make an Effort to Make Connections and New Friends

Finally, you should make connections a priority. If you often struggle to meet new people and put yourself out there, challenge yourself to do precisely that. Making connections and being more social than you’re usually comfortable with being is something that might really pay off for you. You’ll make new friends and enhance that side of your character.

If you ever feel as if life is not challenging you anymore, it’s up to you to create your own challenges. At the end of the day, this is all about finding the confidence to leave your comfort zone and pursuing things that’ll help you to grow as a person and experience new things as you do so.

 

 

Here Is A Few Ideas On Changing Career Path

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Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in the same job for a long long time. It may be that we are good at that job so feel we owe it to ourselves and the company to stick at it. However, if you don’t love what you do it can start to affect our motivation, work ethic, and certainly our happiness and mental health. You should look forward to going to work and passionate about what you do for a living. There is more to life than just paying bills and going to work. Sometimes we may just be stuck at work out of habit, never having thought about the different opportunities out there and different avenues we can take. A lot of people also think once they get past a certain age that they are kind of stuck where they are. But this isn’t the case. If you were thinking of moving jobs but didn’t and carried on in 10 years you will be doing the same thing. If however, you move into something you enjoyed, 10 years down the line you will be thriving and progressing in a career that you are passionate about. Here are a few ideas on what you can do to change your career path. 

Make Money On Social Media

The rise of bloggers and influencers has come and people can make money on social media now. It is a very good way to make money if you are successful and some people have made millions just from promoting and growing an audience on social media. It may seem odd but it is in a way a form of marketing. If a business only has 3000 followers on social media but they can pay a fee for someone with 100,000 followers to promote their product to that many people then it works out well for the company. In some scenarios, companies have sponsored a social media influencer to promote something and then sold out within hours. That isn’t always how it goes but it is certainly one of the forms of marketing used in most businesses now. They know the influence social media stars have and what a positive impact they can have on a business. 

Look At Starting Your Own Franchise

If you have the money to invest in a franchise you can not only start a new career but you can be your own boss. You can choose your own hours and what type of thing you go into. It could be food-related, having your own restaurant or food stand. It is a great way to get family involved to help set up as well. There are so many options like car repair and even things like drug testing businesses where you can run testing labs and all different things. You can even take drug and alcohol testing courses to make sure you are successful in your new business venture. Starting up a franchise and becoming your own boss can be extremely rewarding. You won’t need to worry about not having time off for important family events, your kid’s plays and birthdays, and anything else you want to experience in life. You will be the boss so you can leave your trusted staff to do the job and enjoy life more. 

Help Out A Worthy Cause

If you are looking to change your career but also give back in a way you could look at getting a job as a fundraiser. There are all sorts of businesses like hospitals, nonprofits, and many more that need to raise money for their business to survive. They will also pay someone to come in and help them do that. Depending on the company you work for it can be quite a high-paying job. It would be your job to come up with inventive, creative, and cost-effective ways to help raise money to keep things afloat. Whether that is through a big ad campaign or something smaller like bake sales, car washes, and different things that people can do within their community. Not only will you be changing your career for the better but you will also be making a huge difference for a good cause and helping people who need it. 

These are some of the ideas of things you can do if you feel like you are at a point in your life where you need to start making changes. Changing your career can seem scary but can be so worth it. 

 

Charity of the month – ActionAid UK

The charity I am supporting this month is ActionAid UK. This charity is focused on the rights of women and girls. ActionAid’s vision is a world without poverty and injustice, in which every person enjoys their right to a life of dignity. One of the biggest causes of poverty in the world is the denial of women’s and girls’ rights, so it is refreshing to find a charity focusing on these issues to help elevate poverty.

ActionAid UK deals with violence against women and girls, women’s economic empowerment, and women’s and girls’ rights in humanitarian crises. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a fundamental human rights violation. It affects around one in three women and girls around the world and is a major cause of concern. One of the ways of reducing this trend of violence is by helping women earn a sustainable living. An empowered woman is a strong woman, which is why I am happy to see women’s economic empowerment at the top of the list of what ActionAid UK is all about.

Charity of the month – ActionAid UK

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ActionAid UK works in rural and urban communities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, every day, all year round. The charity also responds to emergency situations arising from disasters or conflict. You can make a donation to help support the work the charity is doing here. If you want to sponsor a child, you can do so here.

There are also others of getting involved with ActionAid UK. You could organise a fundraising event, shop their Christmas card collections and other gifts, or become a campaigner. Have a look at their get involved page to find out how you could work closely with the charity. You can also watch ActionAid UK’s YouTube Video on violence against women and children.

Click here to check out some other charities. I am supporting. Have a lovely day.

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