Saturday, 20 September 2014

Carpe Diem - Dead Poets Society 1/5

Hi there guys!

After watching the move Dead Poets Society for the first time recently, and absolutely loving it, I decided to write a series of 5 posts (so come back and check every Saturday!) about the life lessons we can gather from the movie. And while we’re at it, I would love to mention the very first one that we find.
 
Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Make every day unique.

Now, I am pretty sure you hear these same things every day. But then again, when you’re going to work every day, how is it possible to change something every day? Do something new and escape the habit of living day to day?

It could be something big, like planning a trip to a country you’ve never been to before. It could be getting married or having a big party. But then there are also smaller things you could do. I am going to share with you the things I am going to try and do this week. And I hope you will get inspired to do something new yourself!

Monday – Listen to music I don’t listen to. A new artist, a new group. Who knows? I might like it.

Tuesday – Talk to someone I usually don’t talk to. Striking up conversations has never been my strong point seeing as I am as shy as it gets. This one will be a toughie J

Wednesday – Go somewhere I have never been before. I fully intend to do all my homework and cycle out and keep going, until I lose myself and end up somewhere new. And as I come back home, I am going to admire the area I am in.

Thursday – Dabble at photography. It’s something that looks cool to do, something I will probably be rubbish at. But I am going to go outside and dabble with my camera seize the day, trying it out!

Friday – Create something new. Craft time! What can I make that I have never tried to before?

Saturday – Eat something new. I will try and crack open my recipe book to make something that I’ve yet to taste.

Sunday – Write a postcard to a good friend who lives abroad, and send it. Sometimes it’s good to get a reminder that you haven’t been forgotten, and someone put in a bit of an effort for you.
 
I may not be Buddhist, but Buddha does say this pretty well. We always think we have time, but what if we don't?

Olivia’s Question: How will you seize the day?

Olivia-Savannah x
Disclaimer: All images are not mine and are found on Pinterest.

26 comments:

  1. I am in love with this idea! You really went and found ways to make your days unique. <3

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    1. It's something everyone can do! I am sure you will be able to as well ;)

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  2. That is one of the best movies I've ever watched. I'm glad you are doing this in series of 5 posts. It gives us more to read on Dead Poets Society!
    I like your idea of experiencing a unique week. I think we have to remember to try something unique every day.
    The quote by Buddha is spot on. I couldn't agree more.

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    1. I am glad you've seen the movie and like it too. There's just too much to learn from it to cram into one post!

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  3. Omg this is gold! The time is always flying at such a fast rate and I feel like more often than not that I don't accomplish what I wanted to in a day and it really sucks the fun out ^^
    I should totally do something like this! I've also been thinking of making a daily checklist :)
    –B @FM

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    1. Yeah, time always moves so fast. A daily checklist sounds like a great idea :)

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  4. These are all great ideas for seizing the day!

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    1. I hope you find a way that works for you too.

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  5. Spend the whole day at a rollercoaster park and scream my lungs out, something I won't forget. I love how you didn't just say you liked this quote and is something you'd like to try to do, but you gave us examples of how you actually did it. Great post.

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    1. I'd hope the examples would inspire my readers too! That sounds like a great way to make the best of a day :D

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  6. Hi there - Yes, I've been meaning to watch Dead Poets Society again. Excellent movie! and Carpe Diem (Seize the day) is a great lesson to learn.

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  7. those really do sound like great ideas. I want to try them.

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  8. This is an inspiring post! I'm going to walk baby steps and say I'll listen to some new music that I wouldn't normally listen to.

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    1. Baby steps is a great way to beginning ;) Hopefully you will experience something new~

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  9. That quote from Buddha hit me really hard as I always say "I'll do that later, I have time" and it's true. I love it and I think I will add it to my board so I'll be remembered of it every single time I think I have time...
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

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    1. Yeah, when we really think about it we shouldn't put other things off. Who knows how much time we really have?

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  10. LOVE THIS POST! Such an amazing idea and definitely something I should think about doing. I am one of those people who keeps thinking I'll do that... one day, even though this last year alone should have taught me that tomorrow is never guaranteed. I love this idea! Thank you for the inspiration :) :) :)

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    1. I am just the same, which was why I wanted to do this! I hope you try it out :)

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  11. The cover is so pretty and colorful. It reminds me of Mexico. What you think of it when you glance at it?

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    1. I have never been to Mexico but I understand where you're coming from! Especially with those colours :3

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