When was the last time you tried something new? It could be as simple as going to a new restaurant, attending a new class, getting on a random phone call, or trying a different workout. A small disruption to your normal routine is highlighted in your mind as a focus point in your day and has the opportunity to radically shift your perception.
Try doing something new, just because. Last week, for no reason whatsoever, I decided to embark in a personal push-up challenge. Basically, this means I have found myself panting on the floor at work trying to knock a few out at random times throughout the day. What’s interesting is I’ve noticed that it has served as a little brain break from my work routine and refreshes my mind.
A push-up challenge might not be for everyone, but there are a ton of ways to bring that small disruption to your routine. Also, the benefits of it are far-reaching. A Huffington Post article says that doing something new can stimulate creativity, help you overcome fears,and get to know yourself better.
The easiest way to do something new is to say “yes” more often when people invite you to things. By accepting an offer you mentally commit to it, and your brain holds you to it because it prefers a state of consistency. So, become a yes-person, put yourself out there, and do something new just because.