Why Try Something New?

Health | April 26, 2018 | By

There are many benefits to trying something new!

Step out of your comfort zone, feed your curiosity, and add a new skill to your resume. There are many different reasons why some of us never attempt to learn a new skill or craft – We don’t have the time, the patience, the interest, or (dare I say it) the courage. It’s easy to get caught up with our daily routines and once we make it home after a long day at work, the last thing on our mind is picking up another hobby. But I say, let’s change that! 

If you need some convincing, here is a list of benefits to spur you on:

  1. It teaches you humility, but also instills a greater sense of confidence.
  2. You become and feel more capable than you thought was possible.
  3. You begin to learn more about yourself, your likes and dislikes.
    • By expanding your interests, you begin to define who you are and what you want in greater detail.
    • Self-care and Self-love go a long way.
  4. The Ripple Affect.
    • When you begin to actively participate in a hobby that you enjoy, you’ll find yourself engaging in other interweaving pursuits that can enrich your experience ten-fold.
  5. You’ll learn how to combat excuses and see them for what they are.
    • If you really care for something, you need to put in that effort.
    • Curb your excuse-machine!
  6. Help you to meet new people and expand your networking circle.
  7. It can further develop your sense of empathy.
    • By growing your circle of friends and acquaintances, you’ll start to become more perceptive of other people’s backgrounds and experiences.
    • Human connection is a wonderful thing.
  8. You’ll expose yourself to new ideas.
    • There’s so much to learn!
  9. You’ll serve as a role model to your family and friends.
    • It’s always nice to set a good example of what you can accomplish when you set your mind to learning/trying something new.
  10. You’ll learn how to balance and prioritize your responsibilities (if you didn’t already).
    • And you’ll see that it’s okay to quit something if your heart is no longer in it.
  11. You’ll stop making assumptions.
    • Instead of thinking “Oh, there’s no way I’ll be able to do this.” You’ll try it anyway.
  12. And of course, it can alleviate boredom and increase satisfaction.

 

 

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