Traveling is a Mindset #5: Learn a New Skill

Learning to cook Thai food in Thailand.
Singing, painting, drawing, cooking, it doesn’t matter what you do. Having fun is one of the most important things in life and should be put at the top of your to do list. Experiencing fun just for the pure joy of it creates a happy you, a happy you makes a better world. If you find a passion while engaging in a creative activity, fabulous, but don’t make it your goal.  The goal should simply be to try something creative you have always wanted to do, just for the sheer joy of it. 

My masterpiece, cashew nut chicken.
Okay I know you’re probably thinking these suggestions are cheesy. The goal here is to get you back to basics, inspire, ignite passion and excitement. After all that is what traveling does and I want you to be able to bring this skill into your daily life.  

Sometimes we forget what we actually like to do and this is an attempt to try to jog your memory or get you over the fear of trying something new, to view the world as a traveler.  Starting with simple reminders is a way to strip away all the things that are stopping you from living a life you love.

Make a list of things that ignite your interest or you’ve always wanted to try and pick one to start this week.  If trying something new scares you or makes you nervous it’s even better. Once you try it, whether you love it or hate it, the boost of confidence you will get from being brave enough to try something new will be far more rewarding then spending your life wishing you would have tried something. 

What new activity are you going to try?  

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