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Roll the dice to relieve the monotony

Steven Aitchison
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Tips for a better life # 7

Do you ever feel you do the same things over and over again and it feels like
Groundhog Day? Why not take a leaf out of the Dice Man's book and roll
the dice and make a choice for you.

Luke Rhinehart wrote the Dice Man back in 1978 and it is still as fresh today
as it was then. I read it about 7 years ago and thought the concept of
living your life by the dice was a great concept. I didn't have
the balls or the inclination to try it out in my own life back then but it
is a great way to try something new which is not too life changing.

roll_the_diceHow to use it:

By way of an example, list six things you would like to do. Make two
of them quote mild and run of the mill, make another two a bit more daring
and the last two way out there. For example say you want to do something
different on Friday night as you usually go out for a meal and a drink afterwards. Your
choices might be:

  1. Go to a restaurant in a town you have never been to
  2. Go out on the town and then stay in a hotel
  3. Go to a club you don't like
  4. Go to a midnight showing at the movies
  5. Make love in a strange town
  6. Go to the ballet

These are quite mild examples, but I am sure you get the picture.

I have tried this in the past with my sons. I have asked them to choose
6 different things they would really like to do and then we have rolled the
dice and let it decide what we do. We made a game of it, it was great
fun and we have had some great days out.

Roll the die take a chance!

 

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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.