Routines can be comfortable and efficient, but occasionally breaking out of them and trying something new can be good for the soul. We’ve pulled together a list of seven easy ways to make the everyday a little more special! Let us know about positive changes you’ve made in the comments below, or by using the hashtag #ChangeTastesGood, and we’ll pick our top twenty to receive some Divine chocolate goodies!
Ever tried dragonfruit, nettle tea, or those chocolate hot-cross buns? Now is the time to try a little something new! Set yourself a modest budget and have a poke around your local store; maybe you’ll ask yourself how you ever lived before tasting chilli and lime popcorn!
If you’re getting a bit bored of your work-out mix, try swapping iPods with your gym buddy – remembering to keep hold of your own headphones, of course! You could discover a penchant for sweating along to Kanye or a passion for jogging with Duran Duran; worst case scenario you’ll remember why you chose the Spice Girls to begin with!
Donating time is much more personal than giving money, and helping out others while getting out of the house is a great way to break up a boring routine. You could pledge to run a 5k race for charity, offer your time to a local food-bank, or even promise to do some gardening for an elderly neighbour.
Maybe you weren’t a budding Picasso back at school, but that’s no reason to not get a little creative! Splash out on some felt tips, sew on some brightly coloured buttons to your black coat, or start a scrapbook – the end-result needn’t be perfect, if you enjoyed the process!
Unless you’ve lived in the same neighbourhood your entire life, there are probably local roads you’ve never wandered down, and architectural gems you’ve never witnessed. Going for a walk with no fixed route or destination is one of the best ways to spend a Sunday afternoon, so keep your eyes open and you never know what you’ll discover!
With the weather going from dazzling sunshine to monsoon over the course of a weekend, now is the perfect time to try a new DVD boxset! No need to shell out, simply ask around to see what’s out there in your work and social circles; maybe now is the time to give the Gilmore Girls a bash or see if you can manage watching The Wire sans subtitles!
There are lots of photography challenges out there at the moment, so why not give one a try?! With a different topic or subject each day, which you can ignore or be inspired by at your leisure, all you need is a bit of imagination, and possibly Instagram!