With the increase of crime and violence in South Africa, it's important to be able to protect yourself if anything ever had to happen. Gareth encourages you to get a weapon that you are completely comfortable with, that you can use to protect yourself in times of danger.

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The task for this week is to unleash your inner Michelangelo and draw a self-portrait. The whole purpose of this exercise is to reveal what you think of yourself and discover how you truly view yourself. The upside about this is that you don’t have to show anyone your drawing.

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It’s something so simple, and you can start today. Set some time aside to clear your junk mail… you’ll thank us later!

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Gareth proposes a real challenge this week - ask three people who you value highly in your life to share one thing they absolutely don't like about you. Then you have until the end of the year to improve... can you do it?

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Gareth will never have a sex change, Leigh-Ann will never be a billionaire, and Siya will never have sex with a girl... not that we ever thought he would. The team shares why it's important to create a list of things that you will never do for your own peace of mind.

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As one ages, there are two things that must mature: your mind and your palate. This week, try food that's not on your usual menu, food that ‘scares' you. If don't feel so brave - or don't have a stomach made of cement - why not write an e-mail to your ward councillor (or at least tag them on a social media post) about something positive that has happened under their watch.

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Call your parents or a relative you haven’t spoken to for a long time and sort out a feud that needs to be put to bed. Everyone has some ongoing feud that is doing them more damage than good. So for this week, call up the cousin you hate and wish them well for the new year. They might keep on being an arsehole, but you can start the year with a clear conscience and be the better person. That irritating old relative that nobody in the family likes? Phone them and say hi. Reconnect with an estranged parent. It might be one of the best things you ever do, or it could just be a noble gesture. Er, that’s it.

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