I just love spring. Everything is so NEW. Maybe it’s the thick bloom of fresh fauna bursting out into the city all around me. Determined wildflowers pushing up through cracks in the sidewalk.

Nature’s doing her thing, and it’s time to do ours. Let’s try something totally new.

Trying new things makes us grow in so many ways. It expands our sense of self, gives our brain circuits a jolt of fresh juice. Our goal for the next couple of weeks is to try something we’ve never done before.

So get out your journal and at the top of the page, write:

  • I’ve always wanted to…

Set a timer for 10 minutes and just write until it goes off. Any desire, big or small, is fair game.

Now pick one of the items on your list. One item on your list should jump out at you. Maybe it makes you a little bit scared. Maybe it makes you super excited. Perhaps it will stir up a little guilty pleasure (those are my favorite!).

After you embark on your new adventure, write about the experience in your journal.

  • How did doing it make you feel?
  • Are you eager to try something else new?
  • Do you need to tweak the experience to make it more enjoyable?

New things can be a little bit scary, too – but that’s okay. We always grow from having done it. We expand our sense of self. And expansion is what we’re after.