We have a brand new year right around the corner- stretching ahead like a blank canvas full of hope and possibility. It’s no wonder we all decide it’s the perfect time to make a change, while every day is a chance for a fresh start there’s just something particularly motivating about a new year. So if you’ve been wanting to push out of your comfort zone, try new things and generally make life better- now is the perfect time to do it! Here are some fun things to try to push out of your comfort zone in 2018.
Get a Tattoo or Piercing
Of course this isn’t something you should do on a whim, tattoos particularly since they’re permanent! However if you’ve had a piercing or tattoo in mind for a while, why not finally bite the bullet in 2018 and go for it? Sites like ivydayelle sell stunning body jewellery which you can use to dress up you piercing once it’s healed. In the spring and summer you can wear clothes that show off your tattoo- even if it’s in a place that’s usually hidden. Whether it’s in a backless top or dress, a bikini, a pair of sandals to show off a foot tattoo or something else entirely. Spend time really contemplating what you want, search Pinterest for inspiration and speak to friends beforehand. But if it’s something you’ve had in mind, this year could be the time to make it happen!
Try a New Hobby or Learn a New Skill
It could be a class, a sport, lessons, whatever it is you’ve always wanted to do but have never bit the bullet and booked. From cooking lessons to horseriding to Zumba classes, taking up a new hobby teaches you skills, allows you to be productive with your time and lets you meet like minded people. Make 2018 a year where you get up off the couch and make things happen. We all live busy lives, but instead of getting home from work and collapsing in front of the tv, dedicate one evening a week to improving yourself by pushing yourself to try something new. Another thing you could do is learn a new life skill, for example taking driving lessons. Here you’re investing in yourself, doing something that will improve your life in the long run. Trying new things as an adult can be scary, we’re all worried about failure and even meeting new people can be daunting. But if you put yourself out there you’ll be so glad that you did.
You don’t have to quit your job and book a round the world ticket to be able to travel and enjoy life. You could spend some weekends travelling to new places in the country where you live. Pack up the car with snacks and supplies and go on a road trip, visiting places you’ve never been. Book budget hotels or hire a campervan. Have a look online for cheap flights for mini breaks or weekends away. You don’t have to be swimming in money to be able to do these things. Just save and prioritise, no one ever regretted travelling so it’s something you can do to broaden your horizons and generally make your 2018 better.