When’s the last time you tried something new? A new skill, a new event, a new job, a new hobby or a new networking group.
Often we put off trying something new because it’s scary. We don’t want to ‘fail’, look silly or be judged.
What we forget though is that often when you’re trying something new, everybody else is too busy worrying about how they look too. And nobody notices you.
The benefits of trying something new
Before I share my 10 simple ideas to inspire you to try something new, let’s discuss the benefits.
Trying something new is exciting.
It challenges your mindset.
It changes your perspective.
It stretches you beyond your comfort zone (which is ALWAYS a good thing).
It breaks the monotony.
It brings joy.
It shows you new possibilities.
What’s not to like about trying something new.
Ten simple ideas to inspire you to try something new
- Sign up to an evening class
- Go to a new restaurant with a cuisine you don’t know
- Try a new recipe
- Join a choir (honestly it doesn’t matter how good you are when you join Rock Choir, I love it)
- Get tickets to a concert or play
- Try a new sport e.g. netball, badminton, squash
- Join a new networking group (hint hint, City Conversations is perfect if you’re in or around London)
- Write a story or poem (stop telling yourself you’re not creative)
- Paint a picture (don’t worry how good it is or isn’t)
- Take a different route home
If one of those doesn’t inspire you, help me out here.
Post an alternative in the comments and I’ll include your idea in a revised version of my post.