Just 4 brisk months and we’re about to bid 2017 a permanent goodbye. How have you been faring so far? If you feel like it’s been a wholesome year, congratulations! But, if you’re on the opposite side, maybe it’s finally time to go out of your comfort zone and start rocking 2017 before it ends. Below are seven little things you should do, but if embarking on a journey to accomplish all seven seems too much for you, then maybe do at least two or three. This I confidently say as early as now: you’d be thanking your future self someday.
1. Conquer one of your ultimate fears.
Still afraid of heights and that eight-legged arachnid called spiders? When will you stop cringing at the sight of a Ferris wheel or that little creature? Come on. Don’t let such fears continue limiting what you can do. Put an end to it. Summon all the courage you can. Stop running away from your fears whatever it may be. Master it. Conquer it.
2. Travel to a new place alone.
This one’s only advisable for adults. If you’re in your 20s or 30s, and a regular office employee, you should definitely try traveling. ALONE. Don’t make being a ‘homey person’ as an excuse. It doesn’t have to be somewhere so extravagant that it hurts your pocket. No. The point here is to go and experience a foreign place on your own because some pleasures in life are only discoverable by taking solo flights. Traveling can leave a mixture of feelings or a whirlwind of emotions. It even gives some a new perspective in life.
3. Do “that thing” that you love.
This pertains to the things you’re passionate about, but has, for some reasons, put aside. I can’t certainly speak for everyone, of course. But, please don’t go on forever without trying to do or make “that thing” happen even at least once. Whatever it may be or how simple it may seem, find time to do it. NOW. Composing songs, joining a music band or a dance troupe, writing poetry or novels, creating animations, or maybe enrolling in fashion design or drama classes ---whatever it is. At least give your almost-forgotten passion a chance. Give a shot to the things that hold a special place in your heart.
4. Learn something new.