This is the best I could think up for Q, help me out with yours.
Quiet – Take some time every day to just stop and soak up the quiet. Our brains get so overloaded with information, they sometimes feel like they’re spinning. Find somewhere quiet, it may even be in your car before you leave for work in the morning, and just enjoy a few minutes of peace. You need to centre yourself and reset every now and then, to cope with everything that your brain needs to process. Make this a habit, and your day will run a lot smoother.
Quench – Most people have a thirst for knowledge to a certain extent, and to feel complete you need to quench this. If there’s a subject that you’ve always wanted to learn more about, why not study or research it? One of my very favourite places to spend time is our local library, and even if you don’t have one close, there’s always the internet. It’s never too late to learn more, and can be so satisfying to expand your knowledge, especially if it’s something you’re passionate about. After working in retail for many years, I returned to study, to follow my passion for natural therapies. This line of education has been more valuable than I could ever imagine, and is something I use in my everyday life. Don’t ever think that you’ve left it too late to learn new things, take any opportunity that comes your way and run with it.
Quit – Too often we are bombarded with the message to quit. Quit smoking, drinking, overeating, whatever it is we’re doing to ourselves that’s not so good. But do all these messages hounding us really achieve what they’re meant to? You know what’s good for you and what’s not. Many people will tell you that if a message is pushed on them too much, they’ll do the opposite just to be contrary, a little bit of “you can’t tell me what to do!” Let’s give each other a little credit, and allow adults to make their own educated decisions. I’m of the opinion that the huge amount of money spent on advertising that tells us to quit things, could be better spent on research and medical facilities. Making our own decisions and taking responsibility for our own actions is actually quite liberating.
Quest – Set yourself a personal quest. Think of something you’ve always dreamed of doing, but never dared to. Write it on a piece of paper, put it somewhere safe and work, work, work your way towards it. Keep it a secret, just for yourself if you need to. But make sure you shout it to the world when you achieve that dream. You can do anything you put your mind to, just get started.
Question – We have so much information at our fingertips, finding out about anything is possible these days. But…..don’t always believe everything you read in magazines or hear as gossip. Give the benefit of the doubt, and if you’re at all unsure about authenticity, get all the details you need to make an informed decision. Too many times you hear of friendships, marriages or family relationships break down because of misinformation or the wrong message. Don’t be too quick to think badly of people because of some information that may be from a doubtful source, life’s too short to make enemies or lose friends over a piece of juicy gossip.
Quiver – What makes you tingle with excitement or quiver with anticipation? Are there things you look forward to, and simply can’t wait to experience? Each day can be so same-same, I really think we need something to strive for, something that’s not part of our everyday routine. You may not even be aware of these little things, especially if your average day is chock full of activities. Have a think about what is a highlight of your day and savour it.
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