by April Smyth | firstname.lastname@example.org | justorganizemylife.com
How many times do you feel as though you are stuck in a rut? Every day is a repeat of the day before, and every season brings the same routine as it did last year, and the year before that. Life has a lot to offer, and we need to break free of this cycle to learn how new adventures will make us experience life to the fullest!
Face your fear of trying new things. Yes, it’s very easy to stay in our comfort zone at times. Working our way out of that zone, however, allows personal growth and opens the door for new experiences. It is essential in learning to experience life to its fullest!
Let go of assumptions and keep an open mind. Things are not always what they seem to be, and you won’t know until you experience it for yourself.
Do something terrifying. I am not suggesting you jump out of an airplane or anything crazy like that. For some people, speaking in front of a group of people can be just as scary. Maybe you want to join a book club, but are afraid that you won’t know anyone, or that your opinion of the book won’t be well received. Overcome the fear. It’s empowering.
I recently saw this quote and posted it in the front of my journal so I see it often: “Do one thing every day that scares you!” –Eleanor Roosevelt
For me, this is another challenge. Things that scare me personally may be laughable to some. Things like standing up for myself give me anxiety like you wouldn’t believe! I hate confrontation. I always have. Usually, I walk away from it (or run). I realize now that confronting a problem with a person does not mean an altercation will occur. Sometimes it does happen. But taking a few minutes now to work out a problem before it festers into something worse saves a lot of aggravation later and takes away any relationship strain caused by something avoidable.
We are never too old to try new things!
Surround yourself with people who inspire you.
Find Yourself Through New Adventures
Have you ever flipped through a magazine and seen advertisements for outdoor activities, such as white water rafting, that you would like to try, but think “Oh, I could never do that!” Well, maybe you can’t start out being a pro at it, but you could certainly do it on a smaller scale. I know I would like to try that someday even though I would be on the equivalent to the bunny slope at a ski resort, but who cares? It looks like such fun!
Are you a reader? Try out a new genre of books. Maybe you are stuck in a reading rut. Try something you haven’t read before. Joining a book club is a sure-fire way to encourage that!
Like music? Pick up the musical instrument you once played. Whether it be the piano or the drums, reconnecting with your musical-self has many benefits. Already play an instrument? Try something new. YouTube is a great resource for lessons. You can also consider joining a local band or choir (if singing is your thing).
Enjoy physical activity? Join a dance or exercise class. If you have an interest in it, do it.
Love the outdoors? Hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and bird watching are adventures you may enjoy.
Do you like art? Sign up for a painting class.