When was the last time you did something for the first time?
The creative right side of the brain likes to play, it loves surprise and anything new. Just like a child it craves constant activity, attention and varied stimulation. This is where switching things up, breaking entrenched routines and seeking new knowledge and experiences is vital. It is the path to (re)discovering ourselves.
I love these quotes from Tony Robbins:
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.”
“By changing nothing, nothing changes.”
Our mission is to create NEW eyes through which to see.
reACTION [to change in the response to stimulus]: Day 18 – NEW
Read something NEW to you – If you read women’s magazine, try current affairs or health and fitness. If you read travel try fashion or gardening…..business try cooking…. you get the idea. Switch it up. Check out the inspirational, self help and motivational sections of the library or book store. This is always my first stop when I’m looking to shift.
Read something really NEW – Go for something you would never read – thus expanding horizons and building knowledge even more. Maybe it’s a book of poetry, a book you saw on TV, heard about on the radio or in the paper, a book out of your comfort zone or a book you should have read in your twenties.
Tickle the taste buds with NEW… Try different ethnic cuisines, new sensations will push boundaries.
Watch something NEW – Look for off the beaten path series, movies and documentaries. PBS stations always have interesting programming. Travel dvd’s are exciting and transport us around the world. TEDtalks is my go-to place for exposure to thought leaders in a wide range of fields.
Attend something NEW – Communities often run lecture series on a variety of topics or ask to audit classes at a local college or university. Try dance class, art class, cooking class, language class or using technology class!
Listen to NEW – try audio books while driving it could lead to exciting shifts. Focus on 2 areas motivational or educational audio books. It has been estimated that drivers can receive the equivalent of a full semester in college with 3 months worth of driving! Libraries have audio books…..read reviews before deciding which ones to try. Wayne Dyer has several excelllent audio series as do Louise Hay, Chrisitne Northrup anbd Robert Holden. People who make it a practice to listen to audio books regularly say they stimulate an extremely intimate one-on-one experience.
Whewwww….that’s a whole lot of NEW ideas. Pick one.