What was the last time you did something for the first time ?
Stop and think about it for a moment and if the last time was too long ago, you may need to plan an adventure.
For me the last time I did something for the first time, it was on my birthday and I tried ocean kayaking. I had always wanted to try it and I had talked about it for a long time but I never pushed myself to actually do it. Afterwards, I felt a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. I loved every moment!
Sometimes not doing something new can be out of fear of failure or just plain fear of the unknown. All too often we let the fear of the unknown stop us. But pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones is actually good for us. Trying new things not only helps us to vanquish those fears, but it also allows us to expand our minds and learn both about new things and about ourselves.
After I did it, I realized how much fun it was and how much time I had wasted not doing it sooner.There’s nothing quite like or as memorable as the thrill of a new experience. It’s exhilarating! In fact, as reported by TIME magazine by psychologist Rich Walker, who looked at countless event memories: “People who engage in a variety of experiences are more likely to retain positive emotions and minimize negative ones than people who have fewer experiences. The benefits of learning and trying new things has a positive impact it has on our personal growth as well as our health..
Lifelong learning and social activity are important to mental wellbeing and happiness. What is your something new? What has been your experience with changing your routine or exploring new opportunities?
Maybe it’s time to start a bucket list of things you would like to do. Whatever it is, as the ad for Nike says “ Just do it”
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