I like to try something new as often as possible.
When’s the last time you tried something for the first time?
A new recipe. A new restaurant. A new food at a new restaurant. A new exercise or activity. A new route home. A new dance. A new hobby. A new vacation spot. You get the picture.
Every year I make the intention to try as many new things as possible. I travel to new places and try new local foods and customs. But even at home, I like to mix it up.
It keeps things fresh and life interesting.
I get it that trying something new can be challenging. I have a family member who has a habit of ordering fish and chips at just about every restaurant we go to. He’s afraid to try a new food in case he doesn’t like it. Don’t let fear stop you.
Trying something for the first time actually is really good for you in so many ways.
- Helps you overcome fear.
- Builds on past successes and strengths.
- Increases confidence and self-esteem.
- Reduces boredom.
- Challenges your mind.
- Drives personal growth.
- Engages you socially.
- Encourages curiosity.
- Helps you discover new passions.
- Adds FUN to your life!!
Not everyone is an adventurer. And that’s ok. However, there are many ways you can try something new while just staying at home.
I really like taking a new class (remember my belly dancing classes?). I also try new recipes all the time. I really like trying new foods. When I go for walks, I take different routes.
Maybe it’s because I get bored easily, but really I love to see and do new things and it keeps life interesting and fun for me.
I challenge you to try at least one thing new this week and next week too…in fact every week!
Tell me what you come up with in the comments below!