Why Try Something New?
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:
- It teaches you humility, but also instills a greater sense of confidence.
- You become and feel more capable than you thought was possible.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Help you to meet new people and expand your networking circle.
- 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.
- You’ll expose yourself to new ideas.
- There’s so much to learn!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- And of course, it can alleviate boredom and increase satisfaction.