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When was the last time you had the opportunity to try something new? I’m not talking about traffic-stopping new. It doesn’t have to be a huge change in your life, but adding spice and nuance to our day is a great way to sprinkle happiness into the otherwise ordinary.
Trying something new is also great for adding creativity into your life. When you are stuck in a pattern of go-go-going, it can be difficult to see the beauty around you. For example, if you always go to the gym and run on the same treadmill, and stare at the same white car in the parking lot, your mind goes on autopilot and doesn’t really experience the moment.
Changing up your surroundings and experience makes you more alert and better able to enjoy your life.
Like I said, it doesn’t have to be a huge change for you to notice the benefits.
Here are a few ideas:
- Take a new route to work.
- Get up during your lunch hour and take a walk around the block.
- Stop at the used bookstore you drive past every day.
- Listen to a different radio station.
- Volunteer in your kid’s classroom.
- Play a board game with your friends.
- Watch an old movie.
- Take a class. (I’ve been enjoying Skillshare classes this year!)
- Check out a book by an unknown author at the library.
- Break out the art supplies that are still pristine in their boxes.
For my new thing, I’m going to be attending my daughter’s Valentine’s Day party at school. I know this might not seem like a new thing, but the last time I attended a preschool Valentine’s Day party was when I was in preschool, so I think it counts. Also, supervising the addressing of 20 Valentine’s Day cards was completely new for me. My kiddo is so excited about this party, and I am too.
What new thing will you try today? Let me know in the comments!
See you tomorrow.
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