By Jackie White
Children try something new almost daily. They are explorers, adventurers and they are learners. They are expected to try new things and they are expected to be a learner. Where and when do these expectations fall off? That leads us to a critical question to ask yourself, when did you close the book on what the world can offer, and why have you stopped trying new things?
1.Curiosity: Trying new things stimulates curiosity about the world. It allows you to open your horizons and perhaps learn about something that really turns your crank. You may not have ever known something existed or would be so appealing to you until you try.
2. Adventure: Some things you try may not be so dramatic but what they do is supply some adventure in your life. They allow you to express yourself in ways you may have never expressed yourself before.
3. Confidence: What if just by trying something new, you have instilled confidence in yourself for stepping out of your comfort zone?
4. Wellness: Doing the same ol’ same ol’ is living a stagnant lifestyle and that can affect your total wellness. So, by shaking the trees and losing the cobwebs that we settle into on a daily basis can change your physiology and promote wellness in your mind, body, and soul.
5. Fun and Joy: Kids have a lot of fun because they just go for it and try new things without any other goal but to have fun. Maybe we adults should try on that mindset and add some more fun and joy into our own lives.
Now for the downside of trying something new. Um, nope, no downside. Not unless you want to put being embarrassed or failing as important enough to trump all of the benefits. Fear of trying something new will stifle your life experience. If that’s alright with you, then I guess you can just keep on keeping on, but if you want to have more in your life then you have to kick fear to the curb. More fun, more joy, more learning, and more adventure. Better health and wellness and a sense of confidence that will build you up in so many ways are only a few of the benefits of trying something new!
Take a chance on life and get curious. Learn from the kids who are experts in trying something new daily! Open your horizons and see life in a whole new way just by trying something new!
Here’s to new adventures in life! Shine On!
Jackie White has been writing about life and its ups and downs for many years. With a degree in Industrial Psychology and a life-long student of personal development she is intrigued by how each individual chooses to live their life. Jackie feels strongly that truly living your best life is imperative to attaining peace and fulfillment. SoulShine was borne of her desire to inspire and teach others to live their best life. This is her mission and her dream.