The world around you begins one step outside your front door. To explore it, many people need an extra little push. Carolyn Gregoire reported for the Huffington Post that trying new things can help you perform at your peak, embrace your creativity, and keep your mind sharp as you get older. Here are a few small things you can do that will start breaking you out of your comfort zone and jump start the journey to your best self!
Buy a new accessory to stand out in any crowd.
Besides the small confidence boost we all receive when we buy something new to wear, adding a bold statement to your wardrobe will help you break out of your normal routine. Possibilities include a bright-colored bag, patterned scarf, funky boots, or a polka-dot bowtie.
Spice up your culinary credentials.
Order something different at your favorite restaurant, or try a new place altogether. Spice up your dining habits with a unique protein like octopus or buffalo. Better yet, try a meal-delivery service that will send complete meals to your place so you can cook them yourself!
Get a new hobby and stick to it.
Sign up for a weekly cooking class or community volleyball league. Take up pottery or convert a corner of your office into a knitting nook. Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn to do? Now’s your chance.
Do something alone.
We’re constantly surrounded by coworkers, friends, and loved ones. Step out on your own and do something you’d normally do with a group. Take yourself out to a movie, a concert, or even just down the street to get coffee.
Go on an adventure.
Do something you’ve always wanted to do. Go skydiving, bungee jumping, or whitewater rafting. If you’re craving something a little less extreme, go on an overnight hiking trip around the area.