It’s the end of the year…and the word we are embracing is SHINE. With all the xmas baubles, glitz and glamour of year end functions it can often be a little daunting. Instead of allowing the chaos to inundate we have challenged our inner divas to grab as much glitter and pizaz as we can get our hands on and embrace the joy and positivity that can be found beneath the white noise.

LIVE LIFE! A wise man shared a beautiful message about the fact that the sun always comes up on a brand new day and it’s about what we do with that day that counts. How we face that day, how we treat others, the words and energy that we hold in our heart – it’s all ours to chose.

Join us as we spice-up our day to day life experiences with lots celebration and reasons to shine

1. SLOW IT DOWN THIS SUMMER

As 2015 draws to a close, you are probably thinking about how easy it is to get caught up in the mania. From closing circles at work, to making arrangements for the holidays, be sure to take a second to appreciate all that has been in 2015, and will be in the year to come. While it may seem tempting to let things come to a complete halt, remember that this free time is limited, so try to spend your days tackling the things that routine doesn’t allow. Why not try to put together a new business wardrobe? We have a few crucial do’s and don’ts for you. If you are using your free time to suss out upgrading your wheels, be sure to assess whether you should take out a finance plan or a lease. If you happen to be a business owner who struggles to do the good ol’ lazy days thing without feeling very guilty, make use of this time to enhance your business by learning how to leverage YouTube as a part of your marketing strategy.

2. SPREAD THE SHINE THIS SUMMER 

There is nothing better than looking back on the year and smiling because your life has been touched by someone, even if they don’t know it. Return the favour this summer by spreading the shine and giving back to your friends, family, and community while you have a bit of extra time on your hands. A great way to do this is to find an organisation championing a cause that is close to your heart, and volunteering to assist them with some of their immediate needs. When doing this, be sure to check that your giving counts by following this helpful advice from COO of Relate Bracelets. Neil Robinson. If you are not able to get your hands dirty, why not find a charity that is looking for something that you may have lying around at home? Every year, the Polystyrene Packaging Councilcollects bread tags from people to “purchase” a wheelchair for those with mobility impairments who are financially unable to afford one. You could also help out by sharing the stories of these people and organisations shining around you. There are many that could use the support gained from some word-of-mouth, such as Seshego Recycling, an organisation born from Tinus van Niekerk’s vision of setting up a recycling hub in Polokwane, which has now grown into one of the most successful recycling organisations in Limpopo. We have also extended the opportunity for our online community to nominate people/organisations making a change, to have their story told in the new year.

3. GETTING SOCIAL THIS SUMMER
The summer holidays are a time for you to kick back and enjoy some well-deserved rest – but don’t let them pass you by without nurturing your friends, travel bug, or social life a little! If you are unable to jet off overseas like most of us, take the time to explore your surroundings by checking out local events and happenings. If you are in Cape Town, make sure to check out the 2015 Hot Summer Groove at Grand West, as well as the Art Mode 4th Edition : Eat Paint Love festival. Otherwise, why not  get adventurous and go dream biking at Piekenierskloof? Of course if you do have the option to extend yourself a little – go for it! Explore Dream Hotels and Resorts domestic travel options. Whatever you end up doing – make sure that you do it with shine!

 This article was first published on 19 November 2015 by Spice 4 Life, to view the original online article click here