When’s the last time you did something for the first time?

Never be afraid to try something new

When’s the last time you tried something for the first time?

I like to try something new as often as possible.

A new recipe. A new restaurant. A new food at a new restaurant. A new exercise or activity. A new route home. A new dance. A new hobby. A new vacation spot. You get the picture.

Every year I make the intention to try as many new things as possible. I travel to new places and try new local foods and customs. But even at home, I like to mix it up.

It keeps things fresh and life interesting.

I get it that trying something new can be challenging. I have a family member who has a habit of ordering fish and chips at just about every restaurant we go to. He’s afraid to try a new food in case he doesn’t like it. Don’t let fear stop you.

Trying something for the first time actually is really good for you in so many ways.

  1. Helps you overcome fear.
  2. Builds on past successes and strengths.
  3. Increases confidence and self-esteem.
  4. Reduces boredom.
  5. Challenges your mind.
  6. Drives personal growth.
  7. Engages you socially.
  8. Encourages curiosity.
  9. Helps you discover new passions.
  10. Adds FUN to your life!!

Not everyone is an adventurer. And that’s OK. However, there are many ways you can try something new while just staying at home.

I really like taking a new class (remember my belly dancing classes?). I also try new recipes all the time. I really like trying new foods. When I go for walks, I take different routes.

Maybe it’s because I get bored easily, but really I love to see and do new things and it keeps life interesting and fun for me.

I challenge you to try at least one thing new this week and next week too…in fact every week!

Tell me what you come up with in the comments below!

About the Author

Heather WIlsonHeather E. Wilson is the founder and CEO of The Canadian Coach, a directory and membership platform designed to unite, support and promote Canadian coaches. She's a successful business coach, speaker, author (Your Life According to You!), warrior, change-maker, risk-taker, and adventurer all rolled into one dynamic package.