Why You Need To Try New Things

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Are you generally afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone? Does the thought of failing scare you? In this article, we’re gonna talk about why you need to start trying out new things and how to get over that fear.

Everyone Is Scared Like You

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Okay so the first thing you have to recognise is – everyone is just as afraid as you. People tend to prefer doing what they’re good at and have experience in. They also like to avoid what they haven’t done before or suck at. In fact, it’s pretty natural.

This is an evolutionary function: it’s to keep you safe from threats and risks. Now for things that obviously are dangerous, it’s fair. But for things that aren’t life threatening, it can drag you down. It gets in your head and is fuelled by ignorance.

So what do you do? Just go for it! The best way to cure fear is to face it. And by simply trying out something new, you are deviating from the usual tendency. And I think that alone deserves a good pat on the back!

You Might Find What You Love!

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Where do I go from here? What career is best for me? Am I going in the wrong direction?

If this sounds like you, then you need to start exploring all your options!

Venturing into different avenues might lead you to that one thing that you love. And that’s definitely worth all the trouble and insecurities.

You Might Find What You Hate Or Suck At

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Now this sounds silly, doesn’t it? Why in the world would you want to know about what you suck at? Well, the answer is this – it’ll give you a sense of relief.

In life, a lot of times the ‘what if’ questions run amok in our minds: What if I become a good writer? What if that business idea takes off? What if I’m a crazy-good musician?

Well, here’s your answer: You might be right! But as the old adage goes, ‘You won’t know unless you try’. And yes, once you get to know the activities better, you might find that the craze you once had dies down. Maybe it wasn’t all that you envisioned it to be. And that’s a good thing! No more mental anguish from uncertainty but freedom to move onto something else.

It’s Good For Your Brain!

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According to research from Shots (NPR‘s Science Desk online), learning a new skill can “strengthen entire networks in the brain”. Picking up a new hobby can improve your memory by a significant amount! Doing so can also help fight dementia. Isn’t that reason enough to start learning a new instrument or computer program?

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8 thoughts on “Why You Need To Try New Things

  1. Nice article.You have put up all the points in a very creative way.loved it.
    “Trying out many things means that you will have a lot of memories in your reservoir. ” TRUE.
    Mostly people think doing too many at a time, is a way to mess.
    But it isn’t.

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    • Thank you, Fauzia! Appreciate it ^_^
      Yes, in a way. Some people may not have enough time or ability to do many things at once and that’s okay. You can also do it one at a time/a couple at a time if this happens. Over time, this will add up and you will have a number of skills or experiences under your belt. And each of these will be interesting memories you can share with others. 🙂 The important thing is to go for different things you seem to like or that will be good experiences (to get over a fear or help you grow) and develop from that.

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