•Trying something new requires courage
•Trying something new opens up the possibility for you to enjoy something new
•Trying something new keeps you from becoming bored
•Trying something new forces you to grow
Last week I tried a couple classes at the gym:
Cardioboxing & a glute class.
The next day I joined three friends for a hot yoga class at a local yoga studio.
This “lets try something new itch” comes from my inability to cancel our gym membership – I do not go the gym regularly …. well, actually I haven’t been in a long time. But I don’t want to cancel because what IF I do decide to start going. regularly?
The gym sent out an email advertising a special night where they were holding 3 / 20 minute classes that members & friends could try out. Being a member of the gym for 10 years & never taking a class – I said: Lets Do This! & I signed up. & my friend Jenn said she would go with me. & we went.
The next night I was invited to join three of my friends at the hot yoga studio they go to.
Other than yoga on the Wii … I’ve never attended a yoga class. I was clueless as to what HOT yoga entailed, so I googled “HOT YOGA”. I enjoy the dry sauna at the gym. Lets Do This!
Fast forward 3 days: my muscles were still sore, but I felt GOOD! I felt like I could take on a class at the gym – at the very least try out a few more to see what I may enjoy doing … for myself.
The more I thought about it, the reason I didn’t take full advantage of the classes our gym offers, is because I was afraid. What if I don’t know the routines? What if I am the only over weight person there? What if the class is too hard for me? … I’d look ridiculous.
& I wasn’t the only one trying these things for the first time.
& I wasn’t the only one not in perfect shape
& I wasn’t the only person trying these classes for the first time.
& I’m sure that I wasn’t the only one FEELING GREAT DOING IT!
At some point in our lives we feel stuck. That is normal.
However, it’s when we recognize this, we need to climb out, & engage in fresh experiences that reinvigorate out lives with energy and excitement!
Some level of fear is always present when trying something new. Eventually, once you make it a priority to try new things, fear will fade.
Make a list (it doesn’t have to be long) of things you would like to try:
- check out a new restaurant
- sign up for a class
- start a business