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Simple Ways to Rejuvenate Yourself #10 – Try something new

July 28, 2016
Try something new

The final chapter in my Simple Ways to Rejuvenate Yourself is #10 – Try something new!  Trying something new and even challenging yourself makes you feel alive. We can all fall into the routine of day-to-day life, the same old, same old and life can become BORING!  We become BORING and we stop trying.

Once we stop trying we fall into a rut and the negativity starts to infilitrate our lives. We become negative and dissatisfied with our ‘lot in life’.  We stop making an effort with our appearance, our work and our relationships.  In fact we JUST STOP TRYING!

The best way to pull yourself out of this state is to TRY SOMETHING NEW! challenge yourself

Is there something you have always wanted to do but haven’t made the time to do it?

A friend of mine, Chris,  who is Sizzling After Sixty, recently fulfilled a dream.  Her dream was to visit Scotland and climb Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the Bristish Isles.

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She spent months training for the climb as she hadn’t done anything like this before.  Months of walking and building her fitness.  As the time came closer to the trip I could see and feel the excitement building in her.

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Yes, it was a challenge to her fitness and mindset but the feeling of success when she reached the top was priceless.

I’m not suggesting you climb a mountain BUT I am suggesting you think about something you would like to do, which you have never done before and work towards achieving it.

I’ve been trying to learn Italian over the last few years but I am sporadic in my study.  I would love to be able to visit my husband’s family in Italy and speak to them in their own tongue – I am great a gestures though – almost like an Italian!  Although I haven’t really made it a priority, I enjoy challenging my mind to speak in a different language – it keeps me healthy!

Carol Cassara, a new friend, writes a blog, (I am a fan of hers), recently wrote about her experience ‘Fly-Fishing’.  This was something she never thought she would do but gave it a go and loved it.  You can read her thoughts here The Zen of Fly-Fishing.

Maybe it is as simple as changing your hairstyle or fashion style. We all feel great with a new style.  Take a leap and try something completely different you may be pleasantly surprised.  Cut your hair short, try new colours in your wardrobe.  Consult a stylist to help you.

Trying something new can be such a positive experience because You:

  • discover so much about yourself and your ability.
  • realise that you can embrace change and experience new things.
  • learn and keep your brain active.
  • open your mind to new possibilities
  • develop self-confidence
  • actually feel excited, and maybe even nervous but one thing – you will feel is ALIVE!

I would love you to read one of my earlier blogs about running my first full marathon at 55. At 50 I  started running so aiming for a full marathon was a challenge but the feeling of elation when I completed it was exhilirating.  I learned so much from that experience about myself. You can read by clicking on the link:  How Running a Marathon Taught Me Anything is Possible

Have you recently tried something new?  I’d love to hear about your experience.

Let’s Keep Sizzling!

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24 Comments

  • Reply Lindi Mogale July 29, 2016 at 00:43

    Thank you for sharing Chris’s story it is truly an inspiration

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 31, 2016 at 15:21

      Yes she is Lindi she did a great job and especially at the age of 68!

  • Reply Silly Mummy July 30, 2016 at 10:19

    Very true. I tend to get caught up in the same routines – it is good to do something new.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 31, 2016 at 12:46

      It is always good and fun to mix life up a bit when we can. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

  • Reply Lois Alter Mark August 2, 2016 at 08:22

    I agree it’s always good to try new things and step out of your comfort zone. I can’t imagine ever climbing a mountain like that, though, and give her tons of credit! What a huge accomplishment!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 2, 2016 at 10:07

      I know Lois I think she is fantastic and a true inspiration to me. I’m not sure about a mountain either but there are many ways to step out of our comfort zone, so I’m sure we can find something!

  • Reply Ellen S Dolgen August 2, 2016 at 08:26

    I love this! It IS really fun to change it up! I am going to have to go think of something that I really want to do that would be an exciting and fun change for me. Thanks for pushing me to take the time to do this!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 2, 2016 at 10:07

      My pleasure Ellen! It is not easy finding the time but if we make the time and try something new it really does put a spring back into our step. x

  • Reply Helene Cohen Bludman August 2, 2016 at 08:27

    I can’t imagine starting to run at 50 and running a marathon at 55. That is amazing!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 2, 2016 at 10:08

      I couldn’t either Helene but I certainly surprised myself! I think it helped because I worked with younger girls who didn’t see me as older than them LOL:) they just said I could do it and off we went!

  • Reply Carol Cassara August 2, 2016 at 08:51

    I love living outside my comfort zone. But in a limited way, of course! LOL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 2, 2016 at 10:09

      I don’t know Carol I think your limit would be a lot more extended than mine LOL:)

  • Reply Cheryl Nicholl August 2, 2016 at 10:55

    You’ve inspired me to give some serious thought to what I’d like to do/achieve/experience and good for Chris!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 4, 2016 at 09:21

      Oh I’m so pleased that my post has inspired you Cheryl – that is the aim 🙂 Chris is an inspiration to me and proves we can all achieve what we set out to do.

  • Reply Leanne August 2, 2016 at 10:58

    I’m a big fan of trying something new to keep you fresh – I’m having thoughts about learning guitar (I have NO musical ability and can’t read music or anything) I might start with learning what musical notes mean – I’m sure I can google it!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 4, 2016 at 09:21

      Oh that is a great idea Leanne. I’ve often thought about going back to the piano which I haven’t played for years and also taking up ballroom dancing. There is so much we can do we just have to find the time!

  • Reply Cathy Lawdanski August 2, 2016 at 11:41

    Love your friends story. I’m ALL about trying new things! And I loved Carol’s fly fishing story! Great post, Sue!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 4, 2016 at 09:22

      Hi Cathy! Chris is certainly an inspiration to me and I always enjoy Carol’s writing. I’m encouraged that so many of us in midlife are getting out of our comfort zones and giving life a go!

  • Reply Estelle August 2, 2016 at 14:30

    That’s amazing what she did. So impressive. Yes, I believe every once in awhile you need to shake out the tedium in your life and try something new, whether it’s a class, mastering a skill, going on vacation somewhere different or taking a risk.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 4, 2016 at 09:23

      Chris is amazing Estelle. Of course, we don’t all have to climb mountains. There are so many new things we can try or learn. As you say mastering a skill or taking a class or even travel. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

  • Reply Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski August 2, 2016 at 15:24

    The reason I love traveling so much is that it’s a great way to see and do something new. But sometimes you can find it locally. I love to explore all over.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 4, 2016 at 09:24

      Yes travel whether at home or overseas opens our eyes to so many new experiences Rebecca. Some people don’t even know what is in their own backyard and sometimes it is good just to take a look around where you live and explore. Have a fabulous day!

  • Reply Rosemond August 3, 2016 at 06:11

    You inspire me. I always get such great info from your posts. Truly, when I think to myself “I’m bored”, then I know that I need to learn or try something new. Great info!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 4, 2016 at 09:29

      I’m so flattered by your lovely words of encouragement and support Rosemond. It makes me feel good to think I have inspired people even a little to make the most of their lives.

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