Today is a gift. It might not come wrapped in sparkly paper and ribbons, but it is our present. Now I don’t know about you… but if I opened the same gift everyday, it would get rather boring. In fact, I would probably stop opening the presents to avoid disappointment. A present is supposed to fill you with joy.
So, why do we allow ourselves to get up and face the same routine everyday? Why are we not out chasing that joy – the spark, that we should experience every day?! The answer is complex; we are busy, we get trapped in cycles that we want to break but feel we can’t, we get bogged down with stress and responsibility. It’s easy to forget to take a few moments for yourself let alone spice things up and try something new!
Excuses make it easy to shift the blame. Excuses make it easy for you to settle for less than you deserve. Be better than your excuses. Trying something new doesn’t have to be life changing (though you can if you want). It could simply be trying a new food, listening to a new genre of music, starting that Etsy shop you’ve been dreaming of, going for a daring hair cut or maybe taking up a new sport!
This week, I have decided that I will upload a Vlog. It’s something I have wanted to do for years but I have not had the confidence. I am however, determined to try something new. I want to push myself and nourish my mind. Setting yourself challenges and goals is good for the brain. I am excited to see where this will take me, but I can only go on the journey if I try. If you don’t try then you will never know where something might lead!
Remember trying something new doesn’t have to be big and scary! It can be whatever you like! It’s your gift to you 🙂