Today let me talk about trying new things. Have you tried to shake things up lately? Did you try new things in the past weeks?
For me, new things can do one or more of the following: lighten you up, make you nervous, give you something to think about at night, scare you, or makes you plain happy.
It is only the other day that I realize that there are new things that I have been incorporating into my life lately, and each has its own effect.
Trying Something New
Caring for Plants. I have never been a plant person all my life. The last and only attempt I did was growing an orchid from a kit I bought at a bookstore. It never sprouted.
Now, I am growing a couple from seeds, and I bought 2 more that are already grown and beautiful. Caring for plants, watering them, and watching them grow gives me something to look forward to in the morning. It makes me feel tender and caring, and I love that.
New Work Out Routine. If you were following along, you know that yoga is basically my only form of exercise. And what I love about it is that it does not only do good for my body, but it is vital for my overall well-being.
Lately, I have had this desire to challenge my body in ways I have not done before. I love yoga and always will, but now I have started adding more variety to my exercise. Dumbbells, pilates, HIIT and many other free ones from Youtube, are the ones I am loving right now.
I feel stronger and I love the challenge that I go through every day.
New Music. Okay, I was born in the 80s but a big part of my music preference is kinda’ old. I have always loved the Carpenters, Chicago, and the ones that you often hear play at a Karaoke party 🤣back in the Philippines.
Lately, I am playing the Carpenters in the background ( the other week it was Backstreet Boys). I have not listened to Carpenters in ages, so hearing the songs again gives me feeling of nostalgia but also breathes a newness into my days at the same time.
I feel calm and inspired. And it makes me feel like I am returning to my real core (the old soul in me, that is).
What new things you are currently adding to your mix? How do they make you feel? Let me hear from you.