Did you know that you spend the majority of your time, if not all of it, doing things you’ve already done before?
In fact, you’ve probably done those same things hundreds or even thousands of times. It’s actually rare for someone to try something new just for the sake of trying something new. However, that’s exactly why you should do it! You actually benefit from trying new things, in more ways than one. Here are fives reasons you should try new things.
#1- Getting Out of a Rut
Do you feel ‘’stuck in a rut”? Have you ever stopped to think about all the routines you follow each and every day, week, month, year? Not that it’s a bad thing to have a routine; it’s not. It’s just not a good thing to get into a cycle of always doing the same things over and over with no diversion. When your life consists of too much routine, time can begin to fly by unnoticed. You may also begin to feel bored and stuck in place, which is never a good feeling.
Trying something new every once in awhile will not only get you out of your routine, but you’re likely to have fun. It will probably be somewhat exciting in some way like new things generally are, and you may even find a new hobby. Don’t stay in the rut; get out and enjoy trying new things.
#2- Overcoming Fear
Fear can keep all of us from trying new things, but don’t let it! At least some level of fear is always going to accompany trying something new, but just remember that your mind often exaggerates things. If it’s something in which there is a question of safety, then maybe it’s not worth it, but there are plenty of things to do that are completely safe. The more you try new things, the less you will fear the unknown. Don’t let fear keep you from trying something new that you really want to do. Life’s too short; try something new!
#3- Learning More About Yourself
You may think you know yourself pretty well, but don’t be surprised if you don’t know yourself nearly as well as you think you do. Trying new things can give you a whole new variety of likes and dislikes you never even knew you had. As you continue to try more and more new things, you’ll begin to realize who you really are, who you really want to be, and what really makes you happy. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain; try something new!
#4- Stimulating Your Creativity
Trying new things helps to stimulate your creativity as well. Creativity is key to not getting bored. Trying new things challenges your brain in ways it hadn’t previously been challenged, forcing you to really think while stimulating your creativity. Don’t be surprised if you see an improvement in your creative output in other areas of your life as well. See where your creativity will take you by trying something new.
#5- Making You More Marketable
As callous as it may sound, the more you know how to do, the more interests and hobbies you have, and the more talents and skills, the better off you’ll be. You’ll stand out at the job interview. You’re more likely to find someone with common interests. You’re more likely to succeed. Those who aren’t afraid of trying new things often find success in life where others can’t. After all, unique opportunities don’t just fall into your lap; you have to find them yourself. The best way to do that is by trying new things! Try something new today!