Ever since I began pondering the blogging question I knew for sure that if I was ever to start a blog, it would definitely include a ‘random inspiration’ section. I’d love to share with you, whoever you are, a selection of music/articles/apps/TED-talks/… I (recently) came across and liked because there ain’t no point in keeping the good stuff hidden.
So here comes the night time my first ‘LinkedOut’; a list of things you should definitely check out!
Sufjan Stevens: Illinois (2005)
Don’t you sometimes crave beautiful music? What an obvious question, I hear you ask?
I mean, of course I listen to many different bands and singers, but I wouldn’t necessarily consider the majority as beautiful. Energetic yes, or heartbreaking, or catchy, but only rarely as purely good-sounding (don’t look that one up in the dictionary).
If your answer is yes, then Sufjan Steven’s outstanding symphonic album Illinois (2005) is what you’d be aiming at. This stellar record is critically acclaimed, rated 8/10 on NME and often included on ‘best of the decade’ lists. Listen to the full album here.
Is Staying In the New Going Out?
Comfy in your armchair, aren’t you? Why go outside now that you can more or less survive by staying at home for the rest of your life, thanks to deliveries and social media? The trend we were I was terrified of is becoming a thing. Before you leave your house for the evening today, have a quick read on being a homebody.
If you’re anything like me, then you’d rather wait at the bus stop for half an hour than walk home, though you know damn well it only takes you 20 minutes. You’re probably familiar with the importance of your daily dose of cardio, but tomorrow always seems more promising than today.
What if I told you an app can solve this? Haha I’m overestimating, but it can surely help. How? By counting the steps you walk in a day, your overall active time and the calories burnt. You can even set up your own goals and check how much others are walking.
It’s free, simple and works on both iOS and Android. http://www.pacer.cc
Miranda (TV Sitcom)
As you might have already realized, I can not stop talking about Miranda Hart. She has definitely changed my life and her hilarious TV series are about the only ones I’d ever recommend. Once you are done with watching (what should not take long), head over to her equally funny book called Is It Just Me?