Exasperated by your friend who just flaked on lunch plans for the third time?!
Life is consistently throwing inconveniences at us – some big, some small. And in the shuffle of our hectic lives, it’s easy to get caught up in what’s “going wrong.”
However, these inconveniences could also become opportunities for a more convenient life.
Consider this: February 27th is Inconvenience Yourself Day.
Organizers say it was created to give the world “an opportunity to focus on inconveniencing ourselves, instead of inconveniencing others” in order to make the world a better place. Still wondering how the heck inconveniencing yourself can make for a more convenient life? Here are five ways burdening yourself can turn life’s grievances into gifts!
1. You’ll Relax More
Ever notice how stressed you get when the car next to you is trying to merge in your lane? Stop stewing in your anger and instead go out of your way to help this person. By inconveniencing yourself and letting the car go in front of you, you’ll be helping traffic to flow more fluidly, releasing the anger building up inside you, and doing something nice for someone else.
“This movement is a way to recognize how we can positively change the way we go about our lives,” says Julie Thompson, creator of Inconvenience Yourself Day. Do this enough times and you can’t help but create a more peaceful life for yourself!
2. You’ll Make More Friends
“Many of our actions seem to say we think we are more significant than the next person,” says Thompson. “That our lives and schedules are more important than some else’s.”
By calling a friend in need during your busy work day, or simply opening a door for someone at work, you’ll be deepening (and possibly even creating new) friendships. Feeling lonely? Go out of your way to do something nice for someone else and see what grows from that one simple action.
3. You’ll Feel More Connected
Volunteering, sharing some of your dessert with a co-worker, or offering to run an errand for a neighbor are all ways to feel more connected to the people around you. In fact, not only will you feel more connected to your family, friends, and community, but you’ll also feel more connected to yourself. Why? Because doing just one small good deed can make you stop and realize that you are just one person on this great big wonderful planet.
4. You’ll Get to Know Yourself Better
Inconveniencing yourself is an easy way to start noticing the futile things that easily anger you, and that’s a great way to see yourself for who you really are.
“Think about the last time you cut someone off in traffic or hurried out the door without holding it for the person behind you,” says Thompson. “It probably wasn’t intentional, nor did you even notice there was anyone so close behind.” Still, you were unaware. By inconveniencing yourself, you’ll become more aware of yourself and what you can do to make the world a better place.
5. You’ll Create Miracles
A small acknowledgment, whether it is a nice compliment, a hand-written note or some small token of appreciation, can make a world of a difference (dare I say, a miracle!) for someone else.
Ann of Cleveland, Ohio wrote a note to the organizers of Inconvenience Yourself Day to let them know how the day inspired a neighbor to make her day better: “During a blizzard, Cleveland imposed a parking ban,” Ann wrote. “I had nowhere close to park my car as my house had no garage or even a driveway. My neighbor moved his car into his garage (where he rarely parks) and offered his driveway space to me. This saved me having to trek several blocks in the snow to find another place to park.”
At our core, we all just want to live a happy life, treating those around us with respect and kindness. However, the constant shuffle of life’s day-to-day activities can sometimes be too overwhelming, causing us to forget about those around us. Whether it’s February 27th, or any other day of the year, consider inconveniencing yourself just once to see how it makes you feel. Perhaps the one thing that bothers you most could actually benefit you as well!
Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday
An exotic vacation usually means exploring a distant foreign country, whilst resorts are places
to go for rest, sport, or which offers a particular speciality, with many resorts being part of a
popular tourist destination or on or near a beach. If you are planning a vacation to an exotic
resort it can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung destination or a luxurious place to
stay closer to home where you can enjoy some pampering.
Why stay at an exotic resort
Exotic resorts often offer all-inclusive vacation deals, along with other options that leave you
to plan your stay more precisely to your own wishes. These resorts offer excellent customer
service, superb accommodation and facilities and are usually to be found in beautiful settings.
Here are some of the best resorts from around the world for you to consider:
Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
This famous resort has made many feel they have entered Paradise. The gentle ocean breeze
floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa tucked away from the other guests
staying at the resort. This is perfect for encouraging you to relax, either by your private pool
or in the clear blue waters of Petite Anse Bay. Perfect for a romantic stay, there is a Spa for
pampering and the chance for a sunset meal on a deserted beach.
Some enjoy simply sitting on their balcony, gazing at the ocean between reading their book,
sketching or checking out international bookmakers and betting sites for the chance of a
flutter. If you want another type of adrenaline kick, check out the resorts excellent kayaking
and snorkelling facilities, which are recommended by nearly all who try it.
Anantara Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand
The ultimate tropical getaway, the Anantara Resort is an award-winning site modelled on a
traditional Thai village and is just three hours drive south of Bangkok. The location is where
Thai royalty and aristocrats have been holidaying for almost one-hundred years. Today, you
can visit historical attractions alongside theme parks and shops as well as vineyards and golf
The resort is set among 14 acres of lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and
meandering pathways through exotic foliage, with many rooms overlooking the shoreline.
Each day, chefs prepare freshly caught local seafood alongside Thai specialities. The resort
also has an award-winning spa located within a lagoon-inspired oasis offering you the perfect
opportunity to relax.
Kurumba is a well-established resort that opened almost 50 years ago and continues to offer
superb hospitality and contemporary facilities. There are seven speciality restaurants offering
cuisine from Italy to the Middle East as well as Thila, a restaurant which extends out over the
water which offers gourmet breakfasts and seafood dinners.
You can go snorkelling over the nearby reef full of colourful marine life or sign up to a dive
package as part of your stay, or just enjoy a private pool when staying at one of the spacious
villages. There are also deluxe beachfront bungalows offering direct beach access and views
of the crystal-clear waters.
Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.
Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.
Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines
These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.
Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.
This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.
Taking Care of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – The itel, Lagos Food Bank Example
Waking up to a special meal or choice gift is the best feeling ever. Hundreds of children in Mushin, mainland Lagos, had a filling taste of this feeling for the October 1 st celebrations. It’s an experience they will remember for a long time.
Being one of the most responsible corporate citizens around, celebrating Independence Day was always going to be on the radar for itel Mobile. To make this possible and memorable, the brand got to work in earnest. The focus of the work was picking the best way to commemorate the 60th independence anniversary of the most populous black nation on earth.
The efforts soon paid off through an impact-driven partnership with the Lagos Food Bank Initiative. With the arrangement, both partners considered a couple of activities capable of affecting communities positively and bringing smiles to people’s faces in Lagos. At the end of the exercise, taking care of children, the leaders of tomorrow, in the commercial city secured the highest votes.
With the decision, itel Mobile set about making this happen. Not surprisingly, the decision was
influenced by giving children the means to excel and prepare them for leadership and nation-building, for them to enjoy better life. For the good of their immediate family, community and the Nigerian society.
Idiko, Mushin, a suburb of mainland Lagos, was chosen as the benefiting community. And the partners strategically reached out to the beneficiaries, children and families, with gifts of love, care, happiness and support made possible by the itel Love Always On CSR initiative.
Over 1,000 families benefited from the gesture as well as 600 children, and each one of them received food packages to celebrate Nigeria’s 60 th Independence Day commemoration.
Speaking on the event and itel’s Love Always On CSR Initiative, Oke Umurhohwo, itel’s Marketing Manager said, ‘We wanted to mark this year’s Independence Day celebrations differently, and that is why we did something so momentous for our children. Children are the backbone of any longstanding community, and as such, we are proud to be able to give back and support them on their journey as leaders of tomorrow and for a better life.’
To meet the demands of the memorable event, 30 volunteers joined the customer-centric brand and the Lagos-based NGO to share smiles, and to convey just how important it is to love and take care of today’s children who will ultimately become leaders of tomorrow.
With the thoughtful activity, there are insights for everyone, from the government to citizens, on partnerships that are capable of making life better for children. Indeed, itel Mobile and the Lagos Food Bank Initiative have offered a great template on bringing this to reality.
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