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39 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your Home Cool And Fun

39 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your Home Cool And Fun

Bored with the ordinary home decor and design? Here’re 39 amazing ideas that can make your home cool and fun!

1. Defendius Labyrinth Security Lock

Defendius-Labyrinth-Security-Lock

    2. Glass Door Made Of Swatches

    Door Of Swatches

      3. Ping Pong Door

      Ping Pong Door

        4. The Chandelier That Can Turn Your Home Into A Forest

        Forest Making Lamp

          5. Beer Bottle Chandelier

          bachelor-home-decor-tabby-2-tier-24-beer-bottle-chandelier

            6. Understairs Storage

            Understairs Storage

              7. Drawers Under The Stairway

              Stairway-Drawers

                8. Spiral Staircase Slide

                Indoor Slide

                  9. Hammock Over The Stairs

                  Hammock Over The Stairs

                    10. Indoor Slide

                    Indoor Slide

                      11. Spiral Wine Storage

                      Spiral Wine Storage Spiral Wine Storage

                        12. Herb Garden In The Kitchen

                        Herb Garden In The Kitchen

                          13. Swing Set Dining Table

                          Swing Set Table

                            14. Fusion Pooling And Dining Table

                            Fusion Dining And Pool Table

                              15. The Aquarium Sink

                              Unique-Transparent-Fresh-Cool-Aquariums-Design-Like-Sink

                                16. Nose Gel Dispenser

                                Nose-Gel-Dispenser

                                  17. Cat Transit System

                                  Cat Transit

                                    Cat Transit

                                      18. Pitchfork and Shovel Coat Hanger

                                      Pitchfork-Coat-and-Shovel-Coat-Hanger

                                        19. Knife Coat Hooks

                                        Knife-Coat-Hooks

                                          20. Sewing Kit Wall Sticker

                                          Sewing-Kit-WallSticker

                                            21. The “Slide To Unlock” Doormat

                                            Slide-to-unlock-Doormat

                                              22. The Wood Mat

                                              Woody-Wood

                                                23. The Aquarium Bed

                                                Aquarium Bed

                                                  24. Hammock Bed

                                                  Hammock Bed

                                                    25. Fusion Of Bed And Wardrobe

                                                    egg-house-interior-01

                                                      26. Giant Bird Nest Bed

                                                      Giant Birdnest Bed

                                                        27. The Pumpkin-Ride Bed

                                                        Pumpkin Ride Bed

                                                          28. The Tree House Bedroom

                                                          Tree House Bedroom

                                                            29. The Pirate Ship Bedroom

                                                            Pirate Ship Bedroom

                                                              30. Skate-Park Room

                                                              Skate-park Room

                                                                31. Indoor-Outdoor Pool

                                                                Pool

                                                                  32. Multi-Purpose Playhouse At The Backyard

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                                                                    33. Beach-Themed Firepit At The Backyard

                                                                    Beach-Themed Firepit At The Backyard

                                                                      34. Cinema At The Backyard

                                                                      Cinema At The Backyard

                                                                        35. Cool Bar Counter At The Backyard

                                                                        Cool-Bar-Counter-for-Indoor-and-Outdoor1

                                                                          36. Beach Sand Under The Work Desk

                                                                          Sand Under Working Desk

                                                                            37. Backyard Office

                                                                            Backyard Office

                                                                              38. Around-The-House Catwalk

                                                                              Around-the-house Catwalk

                                                                                39. The Wall That Plays Music In The Rain

                                                                                Music Wall

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                                                                                  Last Updated on September 10, 2019

                                                                                  7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                                                                                  7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                                                                                  Most of your reality is not a given. It is shaped by your expectations, beliefs and thoughts you have formed about it. A big chunk of these beliefs and expectations are encoded into habits you integrate in your daily life.

                                                                                  Yes, some of these habits are formed unconsciously and can be counter-productive or limiting but conversely, you can consciously form positive habits that will transform and empower your life significantly.

                                                                                  This is a powerful point of departure that more and more people are becoming aware of. The most common trait of highly successful people is the recognition of the power they have in co-creating their reality through changing the way they think, believe or expect their reality to be.

                                                                                  One of the most effective ways of changing our belief patterns is through practising and maintaining daily rituals. Ancient traditions had clearly understood the power of rituals in reinforcing habits and changing the way we see and create our reality a long, long time ago.

                                                                                  Once again, if you look into the life history of any highly successful individual, you will find some form of ritual in their daily routine. Some of these rituals may seem banal or eccentric but don’t be deceived by appearances. Rituals are one of the most effective self-empowering tools freely available at the practitioner’s disposal – that is, you!

                                                                                  Below are some the easiest yet life-changing morning rituals you can do every day. Of course, you can have your own afternoon or bed-time rituals but morning rituals are extremely effective in empowering your day since they help you charge yourself before it all starts.

                                                                                  1. Gratitude

                                                                                  Feeling gratitude and appreciation for those little signs and moments of joy happening in your life is probably one of the most overlooked or underestimated rituals. It is a perfect morning ritual to start your day on a very positive key.

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                                                                                  The real power of gratitude is that it makes you pick out and focus on what is working in your life – what is in tune with your being as a whole. It is selectively positive. It reinforces happiness and positivity by shedding light on those awesome things, small or big, that grace your everyday living.

                                                                                  Quite often, we just pick out the pain points, the problems, the bottle necks, whatever it is that is not working in our life and causing friction, anxiety and unhappiness. This is like constantly rewriting the script of your life with a negative or tragic overtone. Your subconscious mind follows faithfully that script you write whether it is a negative or positive one.

                                                                                  So feeling gratitude is undoubtedly an immensely empowering ritual. Start your day by being thankful for those positive things that happened the previous day or throughout the week. It could be something really petty and small. It doesn’t matter. You might be grateful for an unexpected visit from an old friend, a beautiful encounter with a kind stranger, a new opportunity or whatever it is that shines your way. Do it every morning and see what happens during the day.

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                                                                                    2. Writing Down Your Most Important Tasks

                                                                                    This is a very practical ritual. Start your day by identifying and writing down from one to three of the most important tasks you need to complete during that day. These tasks are ones which support important long term goals that are aligned to your purpose, passion or general direction in life.

                                                                                    For example, if writing a book or building an online community are important long term goals which are aligned to your personal growth, then an important task for the day might be finishing off a particular page or two of the book or coming up with fresh content ideas for the online community.

                                                                                    What is important with this ritual is that you identify these tasks and complete them as early in the day as possible. Of course, you will have other tasks apart from the ones you will write down but, these are tasks which can be tackled later or batched up and carried out in one go.

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                                                                                    Writing down your most important tasks in the morning helps you focus your day and life according to what is essential. It helps you prioritize and manage your time better. As a result, you simplify your life by applying your focus and energy on what really counts for your overall life progress.

                                                                                    3. Affirm Your Goals in Writing or Drawing

                                                                                    This is similar to the previous idea but different in its application and purpose. Writing down your most important tasks of the day is a way to have a concrete structure of action to follow. Affirming your goals, on the other hand, is a very powerful way of crystallizing your vision and goals in life into your everyday mental space.

                                                                                    Writing down or doodling your goals on a piece of paper helps you externalize those goals by giving them form. In return, they are reflected back in your subconscious mind and thus, reinforcing them and integrating them more wholly.

                                                                                    An example of this would be writing down “I am achieving greater success in my career” or “I am becoming healthier and stronger through my exercise.” Notice the present tense being used as a way to tell yourself you are in the process already. Remember the life script we subconsciously follow? You are basically modifying the script to be applied now in the present.

                                                                                    Drawing or doodling can be equally, or even more, effective  (if you are more of a visual person) as it summarizes a graphical representation of your goals. For example, if your goal is to build a new house or live in another country, you can draw the house or draw things that symbolise the country you want to live in.

                                                                                    write down goals

                                                                                      4. Practice Qi Gong Exercises

                                                                                      According to Chinese philosophy, Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) means the life force or energy inherent in all things;[1] and Qi Gong is the practice to cultivate and circulate that energy in your body. This may sound esoteric or complicated but actually, Qi Gong is really a set of simple exercises aimed at increasing your health and vitality.

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                                                                                      There are numerous forms and practices available for free through the online media. As a morning ritual, I recommend following these simple exercises by Qi Gong master Lee Holden:

                                                                                      5. Drink Hot Water with Lemon

                                                                                      Simply add a slice of lemon in a glass of hot water and drink one every morning. This is a very simple ritual I follow faithfully every morning.

                                                                                      Apart from being a good source of vitamin C and a great way of flushing out toxins in the morning, it balances and maintains the PH levels in the body, reduces pain and inflammation in joints and knees and helps nourishing brain and nerve cells. Here are some more benefits of drinking hot water with lemon.

                                                                                      6. Rise Earlier

                                                                                      The practical advantages of waking up early are obvious.

                                                                                      For example, you gain more time for doing exercise such as walking, cycling or Qi Gong as suggested above. You gain more time to be with yourself to reflect, meditate or, more importantly, carry out the other morning rituals.

                                                                                      So rising early can be seen as a foundation for all the other morning rituals. Many, like myself, find that they are more productive in the early hours of the day.

                                                                                      Also, various studies have shown that there are many other benefits from waking up an hour or two earlier in the morning. Sleeping early and waking up early helps the body attune with the earth’s circadian rhythms thus, promoting more restorative sleep. Other curious results from such studies show, for instance, that early risers tend to be more optimistic and can anticipate and solve problems more efficiently than the norm.[2]

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                                                                                      7. Listen to Uplifting Music

                                                                                      Uplifting music can have a direct impact on our mood, especially in the morning. It charges us emotionally and tunes us into a more positive outlook of the day ahead.

                                                                                      Most people wake up to music or listen to music as they commute to work. Very often, however, they tune in to a radio or randomly pick a playlist from their device. Being more selective and conscious of the music you listen to in the morning can have a great impact on your day and life in general.

                                                                                      It’s funny how we try to choose music according to our mood. For example if you are feeling down or disappointed by something, you are more prone to listen to music that reflects that mood – for instance blues, sad songs or downtempo music. This has the effect of reinforcing that mood. What you need to do is the exact opposite and retune your mood by listening to music that beats to a different tune than that mood.

                                                                                      Try to listen to more uplifting music in the morning even if, or especially if, your mood does not dictate so.

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                                                                                      Reference

                                                                                      [1] Live Science: What Is Qi Gong
                                                                                      [2] Harvard Business Review: Defend Your Research: The Early Bird Really Does Get the Worm

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