Do I want to get to the 80th year of my life having lived 80 years in repetition, the same year over and over and over? Or do I want to live 80 different years? I tend to believe that I can live a lot of different lifetimes within my one lifetime.Dr. Tyler Schwanz
- A failure to engage in recreational activities is detrimental not only to the personal dimension of life but to the relational dimension as well.
- Trying something new is, unfortunately, often restricted to childhood.
- We tend to avoid new experiences due to a fear of failure.
- As human beings, we are conditioned to pursue order over originality.
- We will never stumble our way into an extraordinary life.
- Participating in new hobbies is an effective way to meet new people and cultivate new friendships.
- Although it is easier to learn new skills at a young age, we can never be too old to try something for the very first time.
- Trying something new may involve some pain, but it is a worthwhile pain that we will not soon regret.
- Every friend we have ever had was once a stranger.
- Learning new things on a regular basis improves our mental sharpness, memory capacity, and perhaps even our physical longevity.
- Surround yourself with people who will encourage you to try new things rather than people who make you feel judged or embarrassed.
- Make a new recipe every week, visit a new restaurant every month, and try a new food every year.
- Consider how to inject some fun and variety into even the mundane and monotonous parts of your job.
Nobody Notices Normal
By definition, most of us will live average lives… but it doesn’t have to be that way. This week, Dr. Michael Brown contemplates how he would look with a ‘man bun’ as Dr. Tyler Schwanz inspires us all to live exceptional and extraordinary lives.
Shake Things Up
Routine and ritual are healthy rhythms of a productive life, but sometimes a change of pace and an unexpected twist are exactly what we need. This week Dr. Michael Brown and Justin Brown highlight the importance of taking risks, trying new things, and even breaking your own rules.
Have More Fun
Laughter, goofiness, and enjoyable activities should not be restricted to just childhood. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania remind us of the importance of intentionality in the recreational dimension of life.