10 Things I’m Doing Before I Die

Life is short. Yet, the world is such a big place with so much to do! Most people think of things they’d like to do but they don’t even make a start on their bucket list. Other things get in the way and they just don’t ‘get around to it’. I don’t intend on being one of those people! Here are 10 things I’m going to do before I die:

Compete in a Bodybuilding Competition

No, I’m not planning on getting as big as Arnie (that’s not even possible naturally, but that’s for another blogpost). Bodybuilding and its competitions come in many different shapes and sizes. For women, there are two most popular competitions; figure and bikini. I plan on competing in the bikini division, starting next year. I’ve been training with weights for a while and I love it so much that I’d like to do something like this. Even if nothing comes of it, just to say I’ve done it!

Take Part in a Boxing Match

My grandad was a boxer and I’ve always loved watching it. Two of my favourite films are Rocky and Million Dollar Baby! My mom always told me I’d mess my face up if I started boxing, so I never really looked into it. However, I know it’s possible to take part in charity matches, so I think I’ll sign up for one of those. I always think about what my entry music to the ring would be, but it changes all the time.

Travel the World

This could be a blogpost all on its own, but I definitely want to travel the world. Most of it, anyway! I want to take part in wildlife viewing, mountain climbing, and plain old partying. I want to sample the delights the world has to offer, and all of the different cultures.

Learn to Play an Instrument

Even if it’s just the ukulele, I want to learn to play an instrument. When I was younger, I had a guitar. I had lessons during primary school but stopped when I moved to high school – my reputation was too important to me and I thought people would laugh. I wish I hadn’t cared, but I did. I definitely want to be able to play something.

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Speak Another Language

I can speak bits and bobs of other languages, but nothing major. I did German at school and was OK at that, and my step dad is Italian so I know bits of that. I’d love to be able to hold a conversation!

A Sky Dive

Sky dives look absolutely terrifying, but I can imagine how exhilarating they’d be. I know people want to do them again afterwards, so this is something I’d have to force myself to do!

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

I think this would be a nice, relaxing way to enjoy a spectacular view.

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Write a Book

I’ve always loved writing. When I was little, I used to write poems and short stories. That’s something else that stopped when I started high school. I just know I’m capable of writing a brilliant story, so I will write a book!

Go Scuba Diving

There’s a whole different world under the sea, and I want to see it!

Create my Ideal Life

There’s so much more I want to do before I die, but I’m determined to create my ideal life. I won’t let fear hold me back from doing certain things. I might not know my life purpose, but I’m going to enjoy the journey as I find it!

Summer Life Hacks You’ll Love!

Heatstroke and sunburn have long been the scourge of summer. The pirates of the heatwaves. The…you get the idea. They’re just not very nice. Air Conditioners can be the superheroes on hot summer days, but they are the supervillain when it comes to sucking the money out of your purse via your electricity bill. These summer life hacks will help you to feel healthier and happier!

Ventilation

Summer is the time that you really need to keep your doors and windows open, to allow air to flow through the home. For quick air chilling hack, look no further than the trusty wet blanket. Hanging wet sheets at the open windows can really help in bringing down temperatures. The heat evaporates the water in the sheet, which in turn cools the air. Clever, right?

Eat Healthily

Even a slight change in diet can help with your internal thermal issue. Citrus fruits and watermelons are full of water, making the perfect choice for summer – throwing them into a blender to make them into smoothies is also tasty idea. If you don’t have one, sites like HealthybutSmart.com can help you to choose the best one. Just don’t live off fruit during summer. It’s still full of sugar and you can still gain weight! Eat/drink both fruit and vegetables for the best results. Eat as much veg as you like.

If spice is more your thing, then worry not – spicy food can actually help you keep cool, even as your mouth is burning, by way of perspiration. The very reason we sweat is to cool the body. Go for that curry with your friends every once in a while!

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Stay hydrated

Always have fresh water at hand, right through the day. You may need up to 3 litres of the stuff over the course of a day and even more if you exercise. Water should be your go-to drink, but I know some people find it boring. Try investing in an Aquatiser bottle and infusing your water with fruit to make it way more interesting.

Make use of natural shade

Tree shade is probably the coolest place to be, outside anyway. Grab a comfy chair and pick a spot under a suitable tree and make use of its natural cooling abilities. Trees are so good for this because they not only block the sun, but they also absorb the heat as they transpire. Why not take your favourite book and relax for a while?

Keep Your Finger on the Pulse

Whenever you get the chance, get some cold water running over your wrists. Keeping your pulses cool can also help cool your blood. Hitting the face and temples with cold water has a very similar effect as does putting your feet in water and wearing a wet shirt.

Have a Makeover

This could also be a good time to go and get a summer haircut, as keeping it short can help heat dissipate away from your head and allow it keep cooler naturally. Instead of wearing heavy make-up, switch it for heat friendly products that won’t melt off your face. I prefer wearing tinted moisturiser and BB creams rather than foundation during summer, as they’re lighter and more natural looking! Waterproof make-up and products containing an SPF are perfect for the hottest time of year.

I hope you enjoyed my summer life hacks and find them useful!