Most of us spend most of our time doing the same things that we always do whether that be watching TV, working, cleaning our homes, or practicing our favorite hobby. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, and if the things you always do make you happy, by all means, keep doing them, but maybe think about trying a few new things too. Why? Because trying new things is really good for you as you will see below…
Face your fears
One of the best things about trying new things is that it helps you to face your fears and overcome your anxieties. So many of us are worried that we aren’t good enough;l afraid of failing; too scared to pursue our dreams. When we try something new, even if it is something quite simple like learning how to fold origami animals or taking an art class, it helps us to confront our fears and shows us that we are capable of doing things if we put our minds to it. It’s not always easy to take that first steps, but once you do, your anxieties will start to lessen and things will get better for you.
Find out who you really are
Trying new things also helps you to ding out a bit more about who you are, what you like and dislike, and what you’re truly capable of. Whether you buy a used car from Edmunds and learn to drive for the first time, do a charity skydive, or volunteer for an animal charity, one way or another, you will learn something about yourself and the kind of person you want to be and this will help you live a happier life with better mental health overall, and really what do you have to lose?
Follow your dreams
Many of us have big dreams of how we would like our lives to be, but most of us are too afraid to follow them whether because we think they are unrealistic or because we think we don’t have the time/skills/whatever. Sure, we may not all realize our dreams, but you know what? We’ll probably have more fulfilling lives trying to do so, and at the end of the day, that’s what really matters, isn’t it?
When you try something new, you have to process different ideas, learn new skills and expose yourself to things you have not seen or done before. All of these things will boost your creativity because the more novelty your brain experiences the better it will work in this context.
Constant boredom can lead to depression and apathy so it is a state that you will want to avoid as much as possible. If you are constantly trying new things, no matter what they may be, you will rarely have time to get bored, and who knows, you may find your passion – the one thing that will never make you bored – while you do.
What will you try today?
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