Quick Self-improvement Ideas: Try New Things
There's a concept in psychology called "the comfort zone," which is a place or situation where you feel safe, comfortable, and without stress. It sounds nice and peaceful, doesn't it? Who wouldn't like to live in such a place all the time?
Unfortunately, if you never venture outside of your comfort zone, you'll never grow. A kid who never tries cycling downhill because he's afraid of scraping his knee will never feel confident while riding a bike. A shy woman who always avoids social settings because she fears embarrassment will always feels self-conscious around others. A gym-goer who never tries lifting heavier weights because he's afraid he won't be able to lift them will never grow his muscles.
Heck! If it wasn't for the first curious prehistoric humans, we would still live in caves. And you most certainly wouldn't be watching this video now.
Leaving your comfort zone, as uncomfortable and stressful as that can be sometimes, is a must if you want to grow as a person. Make it a habit to try new things as often as you can. Skydiving, talking to that random stranger, learning a foreign language, picking a strange new book, taking Argentinian tango classes, rock climbing, learning how to sew... What new things will you try today?