Fed up with the same ol’, same ol’? Feeling bored? Here’s why trying something different could be a good idea…
Life’s too short to let the moment pass. This year has seen a crop of famous names die in a short space of time – musicians David Bowie and Lemmy from Motorhead, actor Alan Rickman and broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan. These are household names that your mum and dad grew up with but they’re probably just as familiar to you.
But time flies and every one of these great achievers would say, ‘Get out there and just do it!’
One minute you’re kicking around with your mates, the next you’re at university, working, married, having kids, retired, a grandparent. If that sounds like a line that your parents or grandparents might say, actually ask them to tell you how their life has been, the highs, the lows, and see how long it takes them to sum up the highlights. Short or long, it’s incredible how quickly a lifetime can be described.
Which is why it’s so important you make the most of it. Ever heard the phrase, “Live every moment as though it were your last”? It’s actually a pretty good way to view it. Yeah, you might think all you need is a computer, TV, your fave sports team and mates, but there’s a whole world of stuff going on out there that you might be missing out on… and you never know, trying something new now might lead to something truly great tomorrow.
Here are three good reasons to ‘seize the day’ and give something new a go, today.
- Grow your comfort zone
- Add some excitement
- Be brave
It’s easy to keep doing the same things on repeat. Then again, the thought of doing something different can seem scary. But remember that if you don’t like the new activity once you’ve tried it, you never have to do it again. Chances are, though, you might find a brand new hobby you love. And you never know, that new activity could turn into your whole career.
Convinced that there’s no reason to be bored? Here’s what to do next. Grab a pen and paper or your phone and start a list of things you like the sound of. Then simply get started on them and cross them off as you go. Every ticked box is a goal achieved. Writing a list also means you’re more likely to spot other new opportunities.
Looking to move on to the next level? Why not write a blog about all the new things you’ve tried? And if you’re struggling for ideas, have a look at our 101 Bucket List Ideas. It might just inspire you to get started!