Do you tend to stick to the same daily routine in your life? Have you ever thought what would happen if you try to do something that you have never done before? Are you ready to break the old pattern and start something new? So what’s stopping ya?
People tend to stick to the same daily routines and hobbies because we are comfortable with the outcome. We get so busy with work, family, or school that we often believe there is not enough time to adapt to the change that we want to make. This is very common for people who are experiencing life transitions such as a death, new family, recent health diagnose, etc. When my father died in May 2014, I spent the next couple of months dealing with his estate, my disabled brother, my two jobs, my car, and my sanity. By the end of that year I realized how emotionally exhausted I was and I was missing something in my life. By early 2015, it was my time to make changes socially and I became more involve in different activities and meet new friends. For the first time in my life I was able to go horseback riding, travel to cities that I never been to before, and brought the little kid back in my soul by going to the roller skating rink hahaha!
Making slight changes in your every day life is healthy. You would be surprise the outcome of changes that you make in your daily activities. That person who you met at your first cooking class could be your new best friend. The person who you met during a group hiking trip might end up being the person you will marry. You might meet a person at a new dance class who can give you a heads up at a job that were goin for. Ask yourself what would happen if you didn’t take the risk and experiment a new, fun activity? You will miss out on opportunities and regret it later.
The bottom line is that there is nothing wrong in getting out of your comfort zone. Think about your fears and the barriers that prevents you from making those changes. Maybe that close friend of yours can give you a support and a boost!