Last week I talked about taking time for ourselves, why it was important. This week I’ll look at different ways we can take care of ourselves.
First up it to try something new. Anything new. Sure, new things are scary, now. As we grow our parents, teachers, media, even our friends, convince us to stay with what we know. Continue with the familiar.
Remember when you were a child and fearless? Maybe you weren’t fearless, but you’d try something new on a whim or a dare? That child is still inside, let her out. You don’t have to sky dive (something I want to try), or rock climb (uh, no) or anything wild, or wild appearing.
No, trying something new can be as simple as writing a story, learning a craft, trying new recipes, and public speaking (really?) or other less strenuous adventures. Returning to a childhood past time, bike riding, roller skating (although the skates have changed), or running (I don’t think so). You might want to return to college, either to obtain a degree, you’re never too old to receive a diploma. You could expand your knowledge in a specific field of interest.
What if you try a new hobby, craft, class and don’t enjoy it? Quit. No one is forcing you to continue. This is just for you, if it isn’t enjoyable, stop and find something that you do enjoy.
Don’t want to be a quitter? You’re not. You’re experimenting and trying new things until you find what interests you.
Whether you find a new interest the first time out, or it takes several tries you’ve been successful. You’ve learned about new areas and a little about yourself. You’ve found a new area of interest.
The view from the top is fantastic. Climb the rocks of uncertainty and enjoy both the climb and the view.