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5 Tips for a fresh start

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Do you find yourself settling into a funk? Don’t panic. A little bit of same-old, same-old is nothing new. The trick is to find a way to shake things up, get organised and discover new things. To help you freshen up, we’ve put together five easy tips on how to do just that. Have a read through and see if you get inspired!

Get into some new tunes

Music is an important part of life. With so many different styles to choose from, it can be a massive source of creative energy, relaxation, productivity or even mental health! However, if you find yourself listening to the same songs on repeat day in, day out, listening to music might not feel as good as it used to. Fortunately, there’s a number of podcasts out there than can help you dip a toe (or ear, as it were) into new audio waters and find fresh music. Check out this hearty list of recommendations from Lifehacker: some of our personal favourites include KEXP Song of the Day and Aquarium Drunkard: Transmissions.

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Organise your browser bookmarks

Using bookmarks in your browser can be a slippery slope: you find something cool, you bookmark it for later and then you keep browsing and find more stuff. Rinse and repeat. Who knows how many handy tools and useful articles you’ve buried in a pile of bookmarks? To make sure you keep track of your favourite websites and online finds, give Booky.io a go. This handy tool will help you categorise and colour-code all of your bookmarks so they’re much easier to browse. It’s easy to use and it can help you stay engaged with the content you find instead of filing it away and forgetting about it.

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Find something fun to do with new people

A common complaint amongst adults is that it’s difficult to meet new people. Once you’re out of school, your options seem limited to conventions such as workplaces or sports team, and looking for ways to meet people online seem heavily geared to dating. Meetups is a social platform that sets itself apart from the pack with hundreds of fun and friendly social groups set up in cities all over the world. You can search by city for events happening near you, from general social gatherings to specific interest groups such as fitness, food, books, gaming, coding and more. There are still plenty of online events to make connections while still observing social distancing.

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Plan a weekend getaway

Getting stuck into a rut with your home life? Go somewhere else for a bit! While jetting off abroad may be off the table due to current travel restrictions, one of the great things about Australia is that there’s usually a great holiday spot just a few hours’ drive away. Take a weekend road trip for a change of scene, grab some new food from a farmer’s market on the way, and plan some fun activities with friends and family. Whether you want to camp under the stairs or find a cosy little AirBnB, you’ll come back feeling refreshed with a new perspective. A break may be just the thing you need to figure out some adjustments that will make you happier – and you’ll also be supporting local business while you’re at it, which always feels good.

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Redecorate

If your home is starting to feel drab, make a project to redo some of the décor! While you don’t need to embark on a full renovation, this is also an opportunity to take a long, hard look at your home setup to see if you can claim some more personal, functional or creative space. If you get a little thrifty with some op shopping or DIY decorations, you can revitalize a room on any budget. To help you get some inspo, check out these fun blogs:

Have you found any treasures on the ‘net or other ways to shake things up? Share them with us in the comments.

 

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3 comments

  1. Bill Giles says:

    Thank you

  2. Sue says:

    Revamp the garden,therapeutic and getting plenty of exercise ,fresh air and some vitamin D when the sun decides to shine.

  3. Taylor says:

    Tad insensitive to suggest organising
    1. “ Find something fun to do with new people

    A common complaint amongst adults is that it’s difficult to meet new people. Once you’re out of school, your options seem limited to conventions such as workplaces or sports team, and looking for ways to meet people online seem heavily geared to dating. Meetups is a social platform that sets itself apart from the pack with hundreds of fun and friendly social groups set up in cities all over the world. You can search by city for events happening near you, from general social gatherings to specific interest groups such as fitness, food, books, gaming, coding and more. There are still plenty of online events to make connections while still observing social distancing”

    And
    2. “ Plan a weekend getaway

    Getting stuck into a rut with your home life? Go somewhere else for a bit! While jetting off abroad may be off the table due to current travel restrictions, one of the great things about Australia is that there’s usually a great holiday spot just a few hours’ drive away. Take a weekend road trip for a change of scene, grab some new food from a farmer’s market on the way, and plan some fun activities with friends and family. Whether you want to camp under the stairs or find a cosy little AirBnB, you’ll come back feeling refreshed with a new perspective. A break may be just the thing you need to figure out some adjustments that will make you happier – and you’ll also be supporting local business while you’re at it, which always feels good.”

    While we are in a global pandemic and in lockdowns across various states, territories and various different countries.

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