Try Something New
As the saying goes, “When one door closes, another opens.”
I believe that there are multiple doors and opportunities, but our fear of change keeps us staring at the closed door. It may feel like that’s your place to stay and patiently wait, and that’s OK. But popping out of the occupational side door to experience the world is not a bad thing. And who knows where you’ll go and who you might meet.
Try new things.
It’s called a “Comfort Zone” because it’s comfortable, duh! You sit there moping with your box of tissues, watching Seinfeld reruns with a lot of excuses why you’re not moving on with your life. Well, as motivation, remember your ex is not just sitting there–guaranteed.
Wake up! You’re no longer in your comfort zone. You’re in a new place, so try the local cuisine.
You have ALL the keys. Now that’s not saying everyone can jump on their own private jet for a weekend in Paris, but you can take a French class at your local community college.
So if the idea puts a knot in your stomach and every part of you wants to run home, fight the urge and get out there and try something new.
Over the last few weeks we’ve written some great starter ideas –
- Travel – https://ivemovedon.com/travel-somewhere-new/
- Follow Thom’s Travels on Instagram – Thom_Slade
- Health – https://ivemovedon.com/learn-to-love-running/
- Gardening – https://ivemovedon.com/start-a-winter-garden-getting-ready-for-the-weekend/
- Dating – https://ivemovedon.com/ive-moved-on-to-blind-dates-part-1-maybe-never-a-part-2/
For me personally, it’s been travelling differently. Taking extra time in a place to not only smell but taste the coffee. I also started my own indoor soccer team, attended a writing workshop, joined a dating site, and scheduled time to run and mountain bike to name a few. Over the coming weeks I’ll be adding more adventures. I’ve already skydived, but dance lessons terrify me and is on the list.
What have you always wanted to try? Give us your ideas and maybe well try them with you.
Just remember, you have all the keys to your own happiness. Just make the choice to get out there.
OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll
decide where to go.
You’ll get mixed up,
of course, as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up with
many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great
tact and remember that
Life’s A Great Balancing Act.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
KID, YOU’LL MOVE
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!: Copyright © 1990 by Theodor S. Geisel and Audrey S. Geisel.
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