Why should we try something new?
Trying new things stimulates creativity, expands our minds, conquers fears, and opens possibilities to better opportunities. It also helps alleviate boredom and rejuvenate our mind, body, and spirit.
The current pandemic restrictions may not give us a lot of options to experience different activities. However, we can still make the most of what we have and try something new to enrich our lives.
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1. New Mantra
Focus on the Good.
I’m starting with a positive mindset. It’s hard sometimes. But If I listen to all the negative thoughts in my mind, I won’t function well. So, yes… this mantra might sound like a cliche… but these words keep me going.
Focus on the Good.
2. New Skills
The surgical center where I work temporarily closed again, and I’ll be deployed to a different hospital unit. Last Monday, my colleagues and I went through a Nursing Skills training to prepare us for our new responsibilities. I’m actually nervous, but I know I have to muster my courage, dive in, and give it my best shot.
On a lighter note, I’m also thinking of learning a few blogging and vlogging skills. I’ve been checking out Udemy’s online courses, and there’s a ton of topics that piqued my interest.
3. New Books
Thanks to recommendations from my fellow bloggers, I have created my 2021 must-read list. The top 3 books on my list are Untamed by Glennon Doyle, Becoming by Michelle Obama, and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
4. New Workout
My hubby loves to play soccer. However, his medical condition got in the way, and he hasn’t kicked a ball for several years. Nowadays, he’s been playing Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) games on his android tablet. I guess that will change soon because we plan to do a few soccer drills together.
5. New Outfits
I collaborated with New York and Company last year, and I’m looking forward to wearing a few of their 2021 collections. I’m so excited to play with new colors, prints, and patterns. It’s always fun to mix and match different pieces and come up with a stylish outfit.
6. New Skincare
I’ve shared with you my go-to skincare routine to fight maskne. This year, I’d like to test a few more K-beauty products formulated to help fade acne scars, even out skin tone, and brighten the complexion. Some of the products on my list are Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vit C serum and Goodal Vita C Dark Spot Serum Set.
7. New Makeup
Have you tried any Charlotte Tilbury makeup? I just purchased 3 products from this brand: Luxury Eyeshadow Palette, Cheek to Chic Blush, and the Mini Lipstick and Liner Set. I can’t wait to try ’em all and learn how to get the Pillow Talk look!
8. New Decor
I got inspired by Charity of Mornings on Macedonia to incorporate modern farmhouse decor into our home. I started redecorating last December, and our place feels and looks a lot cozier. I’m planning to add a few more touches to freshen up our space for Spring!
9. New Recipes
My friend Peter makes one of the best Amaretto cake. It is such a party favorite that a lot of people asked him for the recipe. I am one of the lucky ones who got hold of the recipe, and I can’t wait to try making it for Valentine’s Day.
10. New Places
I don’t know when this pandemic will be over and when we can travel freely again. But, I’m still adding this to my list with a prayer that things will get better for us soon.
What are some of the things you want to try this year? Please share in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for reading, and have a lovely weekend!