1. Wasting Money
Our society is designed to rob you of your hard earned money, don't let that happen. Do not let yourself waste money and time buying things that you don't need or replacing things that you already have that still meet your needs. You do not really need the latest phone, pair of shoes or gym membership to a gym that you have no intention of going to. Make wise choices with your money, consider the options before you purchase anything and always ask yourself 'do I really need this?' before you tap that card. Treat your earnings with respect, you give up a lot of your personal time for them.
No one ever became a better person because they could find problems or point out the shit they don't like. Whinging is petty, dull and non-productive. Try to look for solutions to problems and always try to find the positive in everything you encounter, you will not only be more likeable, you'll also waste less time.
3. People Pleasing
Everyone wants to feel loved and appreciated, but let's be honest, it is impossible to make everyone happy all of the time. So forget what everyone else expects or wants from you and focus on what you want to gain out of life. If spending time with certain people makes you feel ill, then just don't do it. If your boss is killing you with unreasonable demands, then tell them so. Putting personal boundaries in place will not only save you a lot of time and anxiety, but it will more than likely also gain you respect from others. Generally, people do prefer it when others are up front and honest about where their limitations sit and what they will and won't tolerate, so be transparent and don't worry about the haters.
4. Wasting Time
So many people are shithouse at time management. If procrastination, disorganisation and over sleeping are wasting your life away then you need to get that shit sorted ASAP! Learn to be disciplined about how you spend your time and how much time you will allow yourself to waste doing mundane and unproductive things like checking social media, watching TV or surfing the internet. Leave work at work and focus efficient systems and earlier morning alarms to get the most out your time.
5. Eating Poorly
Skipping breakfast, eating on the run and settling on toast for dinner is no way to treat your body. Your body has to last you a very long time, and if you continue to stick insufficient and low value crap into it, it is going to fail you. Three nutritionally balanced meals a day are vital to your overall well being, and you deserve nothing short of that. Where you can, eat communally because shared meals create conversation which is also great for you and try to prepare most of your food yourself. Shop for your own food, care about the quality of the food that you eat and find out where it has come from and where it was sourced. Food and water are a privilege and you should value them highly and respect your body by feeding it regularly with quality products, in turn your body will thank you by looking better, being stronger and giving you more energy to exercise and soldier on if you do happen to fall ill.
Okay so, in my mind those are the top 5 nasty habits that hold people back from having more good habits and rituals in their lives. If you can get those 5 bad habits sorted out then you can incorporate more of the good stuff into your life and begin to live a more abundant and fulfilling lifestyle. But more on that next time.....
Release Date: 2005
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 124 mins
If you like neo-noir action thrillers than this movie is for you. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Frank Miller, and based on Frank Miller's graphic novel series Sin City, this is a rich and beautifully realised depiction of an American city called Basin City that's teaming with gun-toting sexy broads, boozy renegades and gutsy mercenaries. Shot with a unique colour processing fashion which renders most of the film in black and white, apart from some select items that are starkly retained to full colour to add a pop of contrast and effect. This effect was greatly received by critics and landed Sin City a Technical Grand Prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival for it's visual shaping.
The story follows three interweaving story lines. One story focuses on a muscular tough guy searching for the person responsible for killing his beloved Goldie. Another story tells a tale about a man that is fed up with the corrupt law enforcement in the city and decides to take matters into his own hands, and another story focuses on a cop that is willing to risk his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile.
The cast is slick and stellar, including Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba and Benicio Del Toro, to name but a few, but it was Mickey Rourke's portrayal of bullet proof Marv that stole all the limelight here, a role that clearly resurrected his career from the ashes.
This is not like anything I have seen before, it's grimy and nasty and yet so intensely beautiful at the same time. The second instalment released in 2014, Sin City - A Dame to Kill For just couldn't maintain the brilliance of the first, skip it and just enjoy the first one for of its visual pleasures and disturbing behaviours.
FINAL SAY: The most beautifully stylized graphic novel ever.
3.5 Chilli Peppers