When’s the last time that you tried something totally new to you?
Something you’ve never tried before. It’s so easy to get caught up in your daily routine, but there are sooo many benefits to getting out there and trying new things.
Just do it.
I seriously LOVE trying new things! There’s a certain rush and excitement that comes from pushing past your fears and just doing it. By no means does that mean that I’m not a total wreck about it sometimes, but I know how important it is. I’ve made it a serious goal this year to push myself out of my comfort zone and try new things often and it’s been amazing!
And then panic sets in.
A lot of times I sign myself up for new things and then totally panic once the day actually comes. Haha can anyone else relate? A million thoughts start flying through your head, like “Will I be able to do this?”, “These people are going to be so much better than me”, “I’m gong to look so stupid” and the list goes on and on and on...Yeah, it’s something I’m still working on too, but you just gotta silence those type of thoughts and push past the fear.
Why you gotta push past the fear.
I always go into new things with a few things in mind and I try to keep my mind focused on those positives whenever I start to freak myself out. Here are a few of them and some reasons why you should totally put yourself out there & try out some new things too!
1. You just might find something you totally LOVE.
Okay, so you might not love everything that you try but that’s okay! The more you try, the more you’ll know what you like and what you don’t. Plus, you might just find something that you absolutely love! You’ll never know if you don’t try.
2. It pushes you out of your comfort zone & forces growth.
If you’re doing the same things you always do day after day, then there’s no growth happening. Trying new things pushes you out of your comfort zone, which inevitably results in some growth--even if it’s small. Growth is the key to living a happy, fulfilling, and meaningful life! 🙂
3. Kicks boredom in the ass.
I totally get feeling bored if you’re doing the exact same things day after day and it’s so easy to get comfortable once you’re in a routine. Trust me, I get it. But there’s wayyy too much to life to sit around feeling bored. Trying new things will definitely put feelings of boredom to rest and might even put a little extra pep in your step 😉
4. That euphoric rush of pushing past your fears!
Okay, so lemme just say, no matter how scared you are or even if you don’t end up liking the thing you decided to try, that feeling you get after pushing past your feels? Wooo watch out! It’s AMAZING! You’ll feel on top of the world!
What’s something new that you can try this week?
It doesn’t have to be anything huge or crazy, but just something new to you. You can start small. Maybe choose a dish that isn’t your normal go-to favorite at a restaurant, or take your workout outside if you’re normally inside. It can be anything. Whatever it is, decide on something now and take that action!
Here’s to a happy, healthy week of trying new things!
Until next time,