By Nick J. Thorpe
When was once the final time you attempted anything actually new?
the trendy international is stuffed with percentages, adventures and pleasure but in addition workouts. The day-by-day grind could make us ignore the previous as we include the monotony of the latter. it may be challenging to extract ourselves from the comforting include of our favorite television programme, foodstuff or jumper.
For one guy, the boredom of this very glossy lifestyles grew to become an excessive amount of to undergo. And so he challenged himself to take care of it. beginning small, his undertaking quickly grew into one life-changing 12 months. fifty two New issues is the tale of 1 guy who made up our minds to place down the Monster Munch, change off the television and do anything assorted. He travelled, he danced, he flew, he drove throughout continents, yet most importantly, he began announcing certain to the hilarious and bewildering reports that existence has to provide. And he has the Christmas unmarried, the tattoo and shortage of physique hair to turn out it.
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Tired, obviously, from getting up so insanely early on a Saturday, but overall pretty good. 14am – Wander into the kitchen and get a glass of water. Almost take a sip before realising that I can’t drink anything. Have my first real pang of thirst. Decide to watch some cartoons to take my mind off it. 11 hours and 41 minutes to go. 18am – Rupert the Bear is playing with mermaids. All that water is making me thirsty. Turn off cartoons. Decide to clean flat. 30am – Flat is spotless. I even found some vouchers from last Christmas.
It was a small step, but it was a challenge nonetheless. And I did it. Apart from the occasional drunken pork scratching, I stopped eating crisps, and I felt tremendous for it. I put this squarely down to one thing: it was an achievable aim. There is no point aiming to skydive from space tomorrow if today you are sat at your desk reading the Daily Mail and shoving (delicious) Monster Munch into your face. It just won’t happen. Something wonderful happened about two months into my 52 New Things journey.
I started the new year, and my new project, by not eating crisps. It was a small step, but it was a challenge nonetheless. And I did it. Apart from the occasional drunken pork scratching, I stopped eating crisps, and I felt tremendous for it. I put this squarely down to one thing: it was an achievable aim. There is no point aiming to skydive from space tomorrow if today you are sat at your desk reading the Daily Mail and shoving (delicious) Monster Munch into your face. It just won’t happen. Something wonderful happened about two months into my 52 New Things journey.