Well celebrities being thrown together in the African jungle and surviving a whole load of challenges has wrapped up for 2017. Singer Casey Donovan took out the competition and in the process won $100,000 for the Starlight Children's Foundation.
The shows had a number of highs and lows and whether you love it or hate it, there are many life lessons we can all take from the “I’m a Celebrity” experience.
It doesn’t matter where you come from
Religion, sex, profession – when you’re thrown together to face your fears, none of that stuff matters. It’s a great lesson about how people from all walks of life can just get on. Sure the experience polarised some people, but that had nothing to do with where they came from.
As comedian Nazeem Hussain explained, the most important thing he learnt was that people who don't share the same ideological views as you, but have the same aspirations, are to be respected. Expecting to dislike vocal right-wing broadcaster Steve Price, the pair became firm friends during the show, and have a connection that will probably last a lifetime.
If you set your mind to it, you can do it
While we might not be forced to eat cockroach stew, we all face challenges from time to time. The key is to find the motivation to overcome those challenges and the fears that go along with them. If the motivation is strong and you’re determined, you can do just about anything you set your mind to.
Attitude and outlook matter
Some people seem like they’re just born to see the positive side of things while others are less inclined to make the most of the moment. Living in the jungle looks like it can be pretty boring, and it’s easy to get frustrated, angry and even depressed sometimes. Just like life outside the jungle.
But as we’ve seen, people with a great attitude can lift the whole group – they’re like a magnet that draws people to them. They have charisma, empathy and a positive outlook that means they don’t stay down for long.
People are naturally drawn to life’s winners – and that doesn’t mean winning in the sense of being first past the post, but winners who always take a “glass is half full” attitude. Others who choose to wallow in self pity, isolate themselves and generally not add anything to the spirit of the team are a negative influence so it’s not surprising most of us choose to shun people with a “glass is half empty” outlook.
A strict regime means you will lose weight
All contestants were forced to endure the enforced weight loss of a jungle diet and the effect was obvious on even the skinniest celebrities. In the jungle there are no chocolate bars so contestants were left with no choice but to survive on the rations they were given.
While jungle life isn’t appealing to most of us, there are plenty of retreats that offer kick-start programs to help you shed those extra kilos you’ve been trying to lose. A week or two in an environment where all your meals are super-healthy, there’s no refined sugar or alcohol, and you have daily exercises planned out for you is a great way to start your weight loss journey.
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