When was the last time you really stretched your wings? In other words, when did you push yourself a little bit beyond your comfort zone? Taking a risk and challenging ourselves in our life journey is a big contributor to our wellness quotient. It helps us to evolve and grow. In my experience, it is the dichotomy between fear and exhiliration. I remember making the decision to leave my hometown and move to New York City for a while. I was incredibly nervous about the move , but, at the same time, the thought of moving excited me! (and, the experience was great!)
This week, I would like us all to stretch ourselves a little bit. It could be as simple as driving a new route to/from work to something complex like finally making that decision to go back to school to pursue a dream. There is a large range in between – maybe you want to take that salsa class or learn how to paint. You might finally sign up for that 5K, 12K, or 1/2 marathon! What is something new that you’ve been wanting to try? Remember, you can’t fail! Add some spice to your life this week by adding the ingredient of “risk” – a calculated one, nonetheless – to your wellness quotient. Do ONE thing this week that stretches you. It will send your soul flying! ***Check back Monday for more reasons to stretch your wings****
Deepali’s piece of wellness: You’ll never realize your true potential unless you push yourself out of your comfort zone.