This Wednesday’s #BetterPersonChallenge is to Do Something for the First Time!
When I say this, I mean move out of your comfort zone.
After my husband passed away, I had to start doing things alone. For example, go to a wedding, fly on an airplane, etc. It made me realize how much I relied on other people to help me do things. Even if I think back to high school, I was always with a friend…god forbid you do anything by yourself at that time.
When I took that first drive to the airport and flew by myself, I felt a great sense of pride! “I can do this!” Even though it took me until my 30’s until I realized that doing things by myself is okay, in fact, it’s good for you.
I was recently talking with a friend about vacations and she looked at me like I was crazy because I never took a vacation by myself. She has gone all over the world, many times, all alone and she LOVED it. It wasn’t because she didn’t have anyone to go with, she likes to do things on her own.
When I took my most recent trip for work, as I was getting off the plane I was thinking, a vacation by myself is sounding more and more like a good idea. It would totally be out of my comfort zone, but in the end, I think it would be so nice to decompress. When I am alone, at first I can’t sit still even though I am drop dead tired. It takes me a day or so to get into “slow-mo” mode….and that sounds so nice right now!
So you definitely don’t need to do something like traveling to do something for the first time that will move you out of your comfort zone. It could even be as easy as going to the movies by yourself (I have yet to do that either).
Or now that I think about it….i hope it’s not just me living a sheltered life!!
This will be our challenge together! Please share what are some things you enjoy doing on your own or that you have done that has taken you out of your comfort zone.