Yesterday I suggested we could improve our lives day by day by just incorporating a little “N” in our lives and offered the first of three “N”s in the recipe: Do something nice for yourself everyday. Today let’s look at the second in the series, something new!
Think about how you feel when you wear a new outfit for the very first time, right after you’ve snipped off the tags, and put it on. Doesn’t that feel wonderful? I’m of the opinion it’s not just that we look fabulous, which we undoubtedly do, (must be the sizing they put in new garments), but we’ve never seen ourselves quite like that before.
On an impulse last week I had my hair cut super short. Not G.I. Jane short, but, pretty darn short. While I’m still adjusting to the way it makes my forehead look a foot high and accentuates every line I’ve accumulated in the past five years, on the whole? I like it! It’s so different – so altogether new!
I still get that fresh-startled reaction whenever I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror I'll pass. I get that same reaction whenever anyone else sees me as well: “Oh! You cut your hair!” (I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer but I think that’s polite-speak for “What were you thinking?)
Regardless of the result, my point is – Nothing shakes up same-old, same-old like something new. So fresh-startle yourself today. Take a new route to work, jog a different path, wear a color you never wear, paint your fingernails blue. Dye your hair, wear a wig. Try a new restaurant or sample a food you’ve never tried. See a movie that’s just come out, go to the store and buy a magazine that looks interesting but you never pick and go home and read it!
The moment you’re feeling stuck-in-a-rut, your life is boring, nothing’s ever going to change, change it up! Go ahead, see for yourself, go find some new for you!
I'd love to hear what new you brought in to your day!