1. Watch the news: there is nothing as interesting as South African news right now. On the tip of many tongues is athlete Ludwick Mamabolo, the winner of 2012 comrades marathon. He has been tested positive for an unprohibited stimulant. The stimulant provides athletes with energy, it can mask fatigue, and increases concerntration and awareness. This means that his prize money of R300 000 and his title could possibly be taken back. This is sad news for South Africans because the runner from Limpopo was the first South African to win the men’s gold title in seven years.
  2. Chinese massage: after a well deserving hard works day, there’s nothing like a Chinese massage to reward yourself. You could just go to a professional or ask your sister, brother or friend to do it for you. Let them commit to this for atleast 15 minutes, using massage oils or your ordinary day lotion will work (tried, not tested).
  3. Lunch: it’s good to spoil yourself sometimes. Have lunch with friends. Don’t fall into the trap of eating out at the same restaurants all the time (McDonalds), try something new and order something new while you’re at it, not the same old mushroom burger, or the same old spicy wings. Re-unite with old friends. Don’t wait for school reunions, do it yourself. Take initiative to take the lead and make sure everybody makes it. Yeah let’s do it.
  4. Take a walk: no earphones, no friends or family, no dog (if you have one) just you, your body and soul. It would be nice to take a walk in a quit and safe area. Walking is good for your heart, lungs, muscles, blood pressure and bones. Make sure that your walk is atleast 20minutes long and there are no distractions, and yes, that means leave your phone at home. Oh yeah, one more thing, don’t trip.
  5. Spring clean:  when it comes to spring cleaning, most of us usually procrastinate. Most of us have all the time in the world. Schools are closed, exams are over, weekends are freezing so most people are indoors. You know what that means…. spring cleaning time. Make room for new items, out with the old and in with the new.
  6. Greet: Remember back in the days when children use to greet. Things have changed so much since then. No-one wants to greet. Even people you know, it’s always a struggle of who’s going to say ‘hi’ first. There’s nothing as forfilling as getting a smile from a stranger, and believe it or not, most South Africans do greet back. Why do you think so many people love this country (even with the crime).

most importantly love yourself and stay true to who you are, and remember, smile 🙂