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29 Things You Should Do This Year!



This Year, forget huge easy-to-break New Year’s resolutions and think about small steps toward a more well-rounded you. Maybe what you need isn’t the drastic change you’ve always planned for, but finding meaning in seemingly insignificant activities that can instill freshness into your hectic and nerve-racking lifestyle.

Focus on these priceless moments with immense passion and have a new perspective to life. Some of them will need planning, others will only take a few hours out of your day, but at the end of the year, when you look back at all you’ve accomplished, it will be worth it.

29. Attend a funeral. It has a way of reminding us that life in finite, and tells us we should     treasure every moment we have on earth.

28. Bath under a waterfall, climb a mountain, or drive through a game reserve. Whatever you do make sure you see nature at its best, like you have never done before.

27. Be the answer to someone’s prayer and a solution to someone’s problem. Guide the lost stranger, feed the poor, teach the ignorant, serve a sick person breakfast in bed, and maybe give your maid a day off.

26. Do you have a favorite author, designer, actor or musician? Write a fan letter to all your favorites and send it to them. Some will get it, some never will.

25. Face your Fears. If you hate crowd then by all means go to a stadium, if you are afraid of having all eyes on you then go to sing at a karaoke bar, and if you are afraid of teddy bears, go to bed with twenty! You will discover that Fear is really what it is – False Evidence Appearing Real!

24. Find a reason to throw a party and invite everyone you really want to be there, it could be to celebrate your birthday, or even your break up, or just because it’s another Friday! Have fun being celebrated.

23. Find your passion and be involved in a cause. Donate your time, money or even blood. Volunteer with organizations working in that field and help spread the word too.

22. Forgive someone. Make a deliberate decision to forgive someone that had hurt you in the past, let go of your pain and bitterness, whether the person is sober or not.

21. Have a junk food day! Spend a whole day eating all the junk food you love without feeling guilty.

20. Keep a gratitude journal. Don’t be carried away by your never ending to do lists. Take time out to count your blessings and be grateful to life for every progress you make

19. Learn not to say yes when you what you want to say is really no. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

18. Learn something new. Salsa dance, how to make apple pie or even how to speak Spanish. Add a new knowledge to yourself and meet other people who share the same interest.

17. Love yourself, Love others too. Don’t hold back all you can give and be to yourself and to others. Love without fear.

16. Listen to elderly people’s story of what life was like when they were younger; let them tell you about their regrets and victories, and what they would do differently if they have a new shot at life.

15. Make a collection of everything you love in a scrap book. Insert picture of your favorite actress, your favorite chocolate wrapper, a ribbon from your old sexy lingerie and even your favorite bible passage.

14. Make a list of all those who have touched your live positively and you will be really surprised how long the list could be. Send them a mail, a text or postcards to appreciate them.

13. Make friends with children, learn to communicate with them and understand what makes them tick. Experience what life is like in their world of possibilities.

12. Make new friends and stay in touch with old ones. Get connected with a childhood friend that you haven’t seen in a long time and visit her.

11. Plant a flower or vegetable, in a garden, at your backyard or in a jar. Nurse it and watch how it changes from a seedling to a full grown plant.

10. Put on your best clothes, have a makeup done on you and have a photo shoot. You know how you admire models in magazines and try out different poses in front of a mirror? Now go do it without inhibitions, express yourself before a camera.

9. Reflect on your greatest weakness, and your greatest strength and how they can make you a better person.

8. Re-visit your favorite childhood books, movies and music. What really made you tick when you were younger?

7. Send a message to an unknown person. Write something, put it in a bottle, close it and hide it in a public place, hoping someone, someday will get it.

6.Sleep under the stars. When was the last time you look at the sky and marvel at the beauty? Spend a night looking at the stars and sleep off while admiring the sky.

5. So what if you get lost? You will find you way again! Throw the map out and go on a drive in an area near you that you don’t know well, explore the area and figure out how it’s all connected till you find your way again.

4. Spend a day at the beach with your loved ones. Run, swim, eat, laugh and build an elaborate sand castle.

3. Spice up your sexual life. Take a break from the old routines. Try out new and daring things in your sexual life.

2. Take a vacation from the world. Switch off your phones, log off the internet, and spend time alone with yourself doing the things you love.

1. Talk to God. You might not fully understand the role He plays in your life, or what He really expects from you, maybe it’s time to unravel the mystery, talk to Him and listen to Him.


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    January 6, 2010 at 6:08 am

    whaoh! so thrilling and exciting. not sure i will be able to do all the 29, but i will sure do many of it.



    January 6, 2010 at 6:10 am

    i love number 10! and 21 and 24 …..yeah i am vain!



    January 6, 2010 at 6:49 am

    i already resolved nt to bother with resolutions but taking my time to do the things i want to do this year.Discovered that many of the resolutions are broken before they are even kept. And yea i sure would try most of this.Awesome piece! Thanks.



    January 6, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Wow…all nice and all makes sense.wil try ma possible best 2 do all 29 if i can…but i knw baba God wil help mi out.


    idayat aroyehun

    January 6, 2010 at 7:01 am

    So inspiring, i hope to try the realistic ones before the end of the year.



    January 6, 2010 at 8:25 am

    i wish i would really get to do ds…am gettn excited by the prospects already!!!!!!i av thngs i wanna stop ds yr,,tho av flouted 1ce or 2ce ..but am determined to still do it!but am gonna read ds evryday **il try!!!**just to remind me!!!!!


    chioma abalogu

    January 6, 2010 at 9:18 am

    as usual sola, u got to me. especially the aspect of wot made u think when u were younger,learn new things,explore new place.i sure will do dat.
    tnx love.


    Yemisi Adesina

    January 6, 2010 at 10:19 am

    femmelounge, when i saw something from there, an eagerness and an excitement started bubbling up from inside me and i was not dissapointed as i read through. God bless you Shola. Kisses and lots of hugs……. it’s beautiful



    January 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

    those lines are just it…thanxxx


    Joyce Ajanaku

    January 6, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I love these! You are so right. Cheers


    Oguntimehin omobolaiji

    January 6, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    ure an inpiration!!!


    a good list of “to do’s”, i printed this already. i’ll try most of them. i’ll post this on my blog and give you a link.

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    Myne Whitman

    January 7, 2010 at 12:00 am

    This is a great article, I enjoyed it and will be doing a few of those.



    January 7, 2010 at 4:37 am

    tanks 4 ds grat piece,i’ll make sure i try some.Great ideas keep it up.



    January 7, 2010 at 5:33 am

    This is really exciting it ket me going all day and sure will try out some. cheers and keep it up



    January 7, 2010 at 6:33 am

    This Inspiring,its gonna be worth trying



    January 7, 2010 at 9:02 am

    This really made my day…..kudos Sola 4 dis thrilling and life fulfilling piece, will sure try them out n see wat comes out of it. Cheers


    ronke martins

    January 7, 2010 at 11:58 am

    i love you.
    thank you.


    tayo nasiru

    January 8, 2010 at 3:04 am

    “Have a junk food day! Spend a whole day eating all the junk food you love without feeling guilty.”
    thats my favorite!

    this is truly inspirational, am glad i read this, thank you!



    January 8, 2010 at 8:29 am

    i will try dat of 24 and 1,it’s worth trying



    January 8, 2010 at 8:30 am

    i will try dat of 24 and 1,it’s worth trying .tanx


    deola olusi-dawodu

    January 8, 2010 at 8:40 am

    You’re right.but it’s not easy meeting up with all 29.God help me,i’ll try.
    Bless you,Sola.



    January 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    10x, if u really read carefully dey r actually nmuch more than 29….nice one tho..



    January 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    some inspiring stuff ds is. will try some of dem



    January 12, 2010 at 8:18 am

    this is nice, how do you even think of these things?



    January 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

    A nice write up indeed, i don’t think i can do all but will definitely do some and also send this link to friends.



    January 13, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Again. Wonderful piece from a wonderful person. U re a gem! Thanks for Femcircle, Thanks for Femmelounge,


    Bombchell - in Atlanta

    February 25, 2010 at 6:50 am

    25, 26 are gonna mine!

    so sad i think I do 21 all day, with junk food.

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    January 3, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I’m overwhelmed! All these things make sense.thanks for this fab article.

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