Life has a way of slipping through our fingers, with days merging with weeks and months. With our busy routines overriding the need for quiet reflection, it’s no wonder that we often remark “where has the year gone!”
One of my personal goals in 2014 is to enjoy each day more, and to be more aware of the passing of time. One of the ways I’ve decided to do that is to take more time to reflect on my life and assess where I am and which direction I’m heading. Lucky for me, one of our newest partners at The Curve, Life Clubs UAE, helps adults do just that.
Established in the UK by Daily Telegraph journalist Nina Grunfeld in 2004, Life Clubs now runs fun and practical workshops around the world that aim to help people get more out of life. Each 1.5 hours session has a different theme, but every single one encourages introspection.
I joined my first session in November and the objective was to learn to “use your intuition and visualise the future you want”. The atmosphere of the session is very casual, and nothing like group therapy as some people envision it. Dr. Samineh Shaheem, who launched and runs Life Clubs UAE, acts as a fantastic facilitator for each session allowing each attendee to share as much or as little as they are comfortable with. Through various exercises she pushes each individual to be honest with himself without being intrusive.
By the end of the session, I was amazed at how much I had learned about myself and how useful it was to verbalize things that I already knew subconsciously about my life goals. After the session, I asked the other attendees whether they had benefited from the session and we all agreed that it was eye opening and definitely worth attending regularly to ensure continuous focus on our personal development rather than just letting the year slip away once again.
Activity: Life Clubs
Provider: Life Clubs UAE
Location: Kawader office 2701, HDS Building, Cluster F, JLT
Timing: Each session is repeated twice a month under one theme.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: 150 AED