As a mother, it can be hard sometimes to carve out any time for yourself; you’ll always have someone else to think about and take care of, no matter how old your kids happen to be. The thing is, though, taking that me time and doing something with it is actually one of the most beneficial things you can do – you’ll get a break, keep your mind (and potentially your body, depending on what you choose to do) active, and have some fun which will help you find yourself again, something that mothers can often feel they want to do. 


When you only have limited time to do something for yourself, you might think about trying something new because, after all, when else will you get to try it? But that’s scary, and many people end up doing something they’ve done before, which might be great, but it could also be boring and feel like a waste of time. That’s why it’s good to have some tips you can use when it comes to trying something new – read on to find out what some of them are. 

tips for trying something new

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Make A List 

There are thousands of things in the world that you won’t have done – millions, probably – and you’ll only have time to do a handful of them in your lifetime. Once you understand that fact, you can start to narrow things down and the best thing you can do when you’ve reached that stage is to make a list. 


That list needs to contain all the things you really want to do in life. It could be anything, from learning how to do pottery to going back to school to going through Pilates instructor training so you can start your own business to traveling to a specific country, and so on. Once you’ve got your list, you can start making choices that lead you to those new things, and you’ll waste a lot less of your precious time. 

Start Small

One issue with trying something new is that you can get so excited about it that you rush headlong into it or towards it, only to find that it’s overwhelming and that you need to put some plans in place first or learn some useful information – or even budget for it


That’s why, when you want to start something new, you should start small. There will often be taster sessions for new activities, for example, or you might want to do research before you go ahead and agree to something. By starting small, you can test the waters and see if that new thing or activity really is for you, and not be put off because you tried to go too big too soon. 

Be Kind To Yourself 

Starting a new thing is always going to be scary, even if it’s something you’ve always wanted to do. And you’re not going to be an expert right away – any new skill or activity is going to take a while to get used to, and practice and perseverance are going to be crucial. 

So be kind to yourself about how you’re getting on. If you fail at something, don’t berate yourself and instead pick yourself up and try again – unless you’re sure you’re not enjoying the process, of course. The kinder you are to yourself, the better life can be.

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