Stretch your comfort zone and try new things.
Keep doing what you're doing, and keep getting what you're getting. Growth happens when you change things. Change is part of life so go beyond your comfort zone and try new things.
Make the most out of the resources you have.
Life is not about having access to countless resources and stuff. Exploit the resources you have. Ask yourself what resources you have access too that you are not using to your best advantage.
Identify the lesson in every situation.
People you meet, circumstances you encounter, etc. They are all part of the learning experience we call life. When things don't go your way, it could mean something better may come along. The lessons we learn as we go may be important to the next step.
Learn and practice skills.
Self-reliance is a vital key to a productive and healthy life. Being a 'jack of all trades' means you will be better equipped to handle what life throws at you. Besides, learning new skills can be fun!
Embrace problems as a natural part of growth.
People lose jobs, get sick, and sometimes die in accidents. The smart thing to do may often times be the hardest, which is to be tempered in our reaction to these life events. Remember that rage only makes matters worse, and even tragedy can provide us opportunity to grow stronger.
by Ella Andrews
Did you recently move house and you cannot stand the look of that dull bathroom? Or are you just sick of looking at the same old stale bathroom at your old place? Either way, the room needs some serious refreshing done. And there can be as many ideas to do so as your imagination allows. You simply need to sit down and sift through the different options and ideas to make the perfect bathroom for you and your family. Here are some tips on how to do just that.
Start applying ideas after you have a clean bathroom. You might even want to clean it up before the ideas start – the need for repairs may arise as well after all is clean and shiny, and all the flaws become obvious. Gear up, equip yourself with a mop, sponge, wipe, and cloth, and some cleaning products and wipe away at the dirt and grease. If you do not have the patience or time to do it, there is a simpler solution – hire a trustworthy house cleaning company to do it for you. Professional household cleaners will do the job faster than you, though it will cost you. While at it, think about doing a whole house cleaning as well. Domestic cleaning is a tough job, so why not let somebody else do it.
Now think about what goes where. Since this is the bathroom, you have a limited amount of options – sponges and shampoos go near the bathtub or near shower stands or racks, toothbrushes and paste go on the sink or in the cabinet above it; mirrors go above the sink; and toilet paper goes near the toilet bowl. Basic and simple.
This is where the ideas come in. You might be an eccentric that wants more mirrors for a more spacey feel for the room. Or why not a different-colored bathroom than the usual white/gray/blue ones. The options for variety are many.
You may think practical as well. Add a small cabinet near the toilet bowl to store more paper in case somebody forgets to place a new roll after finishing the last one. Have more space in the cabinet for toothpaste so that you can store more tubes and spare yourself the time and effort of going to the convenience store or supermarket. Place a curtain around your showering area to prevent the splashes of water to wet your whole bathroom while showering. Add a colorful curtain as well. Make the place more vibrant.
If you want to make the bathroom a safer place, put some handles around the areas that get easily wet – mostly around the shower or bathtub. A small handle on the wall can be the difference between a clumsy recovery and a nasty spill to the floor.
It is generally a good idea to have a cabinet where you can store all the bathroom-related items: bars of soap and shampoos, toiler paper, cleaning products, etc. Have a separate corner for the cleaning gear, too: rubber gloves, mops, brushes, and so on.
Use your imagination to make the most practical bathroom you can have. Just make sure everything is safe and at arm’s length, and all is fine.
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