The world is too vast to settle for things that don't set your heart on fire! Trying new experiences can be undoubtedly daunting, and at the same time, stepping outside of our comfort zones is scary. But until we learn to try new things, we may never know what the outside world has in store for us. After all, we only live once!
Do you know that new experiences trigger the release of dopamine? The feeling that comes with trying something unfamiliar is both nerve-wracking and exciting. We, humans, are born curious, and we owe it to ourselves to try. If you are wondering why, here are just some of the many benefits of risking to try:
Time becomes more memorable.
One of the most valuable things in life is time; it is something we cannot take back. As we grow older, it always feels like time passes by so quickly that we're running out of it because too many responsibilities weigh us down. This is why it is important to balance the things we do daily, find time to explore more of life and do something extraordinary in the most ordinary times.
By trying new things, you feed your life with golden memories that you can reflect upon in the future. Knowing that you were able to live a good life makes you regret less and appreciate more of who you became.
You'll become fearless.
Not trying guarantees you that something will "never" happen, but trying is a promise between getting what you want and what you need to learn. Often, our fear is not in trying but in the possible failure that comes once we do. Eventually, once you realize that not risking is a greater loss to new experiences, it is something that will even excite you every time. Stumbling and opening yourself to these opportunities make you resilient and beat the power of fear over your life.
You'll get to know yourself better.
Life stops when we stop trying. Only when you try that you give yourself the chance to learn - not just settle on what you already know. When you experience and explore more, you'll learn where you thrive, where your heart feels the most alive, what your passion is, what holds you back, and the things that come easily to you. Simply put: you'll discover tiny pieces of yourself along the way. And there is so much value in learning these as they can be a stepping stone for you to improve.
You'll find new opportunities and adventures.
As cliche as it may sound, your comfort zone is where your dreams go to die! We all need to break free from mediocrity and go make a difference, expand our reach, and create an active lifestyle that suits our liking! It helps us meet new people, create new memories, do something extraordinary, get creative, and be exposed to opportunities. Who knows about the far-reaching effect of simply putting yourself out there? After all, what is there to lose? We will never know what paths will unfold and the many exciting things that happen; we just have to believe and take the first step to try.
Aside from these, trying new things and exploring stimulate our body and give that brain boost which sharpens focus and cognitive abilities and increases creativity. All these contribute to a happier and more successful life!
The benefits of trying new things are far more incredible than one could imagine, so stop waiting! Go outside, buy that gift, go hiking, start a side hustle, learn a new spot... anything! Always do something that you will thank yourself for someday!