4 Reasons Why it’s Never too Late to Start Something New
Have you been thinking about starting something new but can’t push go? MaJhane shares 4 reasons why it’s never too late to start something new. If you are interested in the transcribed version of this episode, click here. If you want to stay updated, be sure to check out this page!
Start Something New Today!
Hello! I know you’re probably wondering why does this chick care so much if I decide to start something new or not? The short answer is because I love you. A slightly longer answer is because sometimes our growth lies on the other side of that new project; you just wouldn’t know it. But trust me, I get it completely. I’ve had moments where I wrestled with the concept of starting over, and it automatically exhausted me. Why would I want to turn around and start all over for something that I’m not even sure will work out? Well, newsflash, we never know when something is going to work out! We try things until we get it right. So I’m urging you to start something new if you feel like you’ve been in a rut, can’t get past something, or unsure where your life path is going. Check out these four reasons why, and if you’re still not convinced, then do you, boo!
1. You gave it your best shot and it didn’t work out.
Starting something new is probably the last thing you want to do when you’ve tried your best, and failed, to make something work. I can attest to this feeling. I spent years going to college and studying hospitality to discover that it doesn’t fulfill me in the ways I had hoped. To clarify, I enjoyed my first 2yrs of working in a hotel. But, when the dust settled and the newness wore off, I realized that I didn’t like how people treated me. I knew I wanted to help people and thought working in a hotel would be a good outlet, but I was wrong. Ultimately, this time during the pandemic allowed me to try new things and see which direction I should take in my career.
2. Starting something new can spark something inside you didn’t realize was there.
Have you ever tried something new, and it lit something inside you that you didn’t even know was there? I know I have! In high school, I took a sewing class and fell in love! I had no idea how fun it was to use a sewing machine or that I had a natural talent for sewing clothes. As a result, I bought a sewing machine at the beginning of 2020 to nurse my broken heart back to life. Nowadays, I like to pull it out when I need a serotonin boost. With this in mind, imagine how different your life would be if you incorporated new things to increase the good times.
3. Breaks up the monotony of everyday life.
This one may not resonate with people who thrive off schedules, but I personally think everyone can benefit from a break from the monotony. Personally, I get bored with the same routine after a while. I’d honestly be okay with a vague outline of how my day should go, but I like to leave wiggle room so that I can keep my days exciting. At the same time, breaking up the monotony can help you appreciate your daily routine more. Doing something repeatedly can create a sense of numbness that might have you moving on autopilot, and that is not mindful living. All in all, do what makes sense for you but be open to this idea if you can.
4. It doesn’t have to be a life sentence, you can always go back to what you know.
It’s important to note that just because you are taking the time to try something doesn’t mean you can’t go back to what you know. After all, life is all about learning through experiences. The most important thing you should remember is that you are embarking on this new thing because it piques your interest. Since this blog is all about mindfulness, the focus should be on experiencing how this new thing makes you feel. Worry about the logistics of long-term application at a later date. Practice living in the moment!
Starting something new doesn’t have to be a huge spectacle if you don’t want it to be. Remember, we are only focusing on starting. Everything else will fall into place. There will always be reasons not to start something new, but don’t let that keep you from trying anyway. We hold power in our own lives, so let’s honor it!
This week’s challenge is to consider if it’s time for you to switch things up and start something new. Generally speaking, it’s up to you to decide where this may be applicable in your life. For example, you can start something new with your finances, take on a new hobby, or cultivate a new tradition in your relationships. Maybe you’re already ahead of the game and started something new recently. If that’s the case, how is it going? Do you see this being something that you continue doing later on down the line? After all, asking yourself questions like this will keep you on the right track in your mindfulness journey.
If you find this information helpful, be sure to check out my other posts! Until we meet again, please be kind to one another, and from the bottom of my heart, I love you.