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14 Inspirational Things To Try Out On The New Year

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2023 is Already here! To most of us, a new year means a new opportunity. A new opportunity to become a better person. It is something that inspires to become the best version of ourselves. It inspires us to find new inspirational things to try out.

We try to break our bad habits as well as building some good ones and thrive to be an almost new person. It gives the motivation to change and to try out exciting things.

I guess only a few things in the world can inspire someone so much as a new year can do. Making some new year resolutions to finding some inspirational things to try out to creating a visual board – all these things seem pretty exciting and fun to do. It looks like we could always progress in a fun way.

But the pain is felt when it comes to taking those real steps. Most people would give up within only a few days of starting. And others would simply run out of ideas.

I mean, in these excitements of the new year, you’ll also find people who simply don’t know what to do with this new year. If you’re also feeling kinda confused like that, then the article is for you. Here you’re going to know about 14 inspirational things to try out in the new year.

Also don’t just skip if you’ve already made a list. Cuz, who knows that maybe in your way of reading, you may end up finding something inspirational that you feel like is worth adding to your list.

Even the article is so special because, along with my own suggestions, several other suggestions here have been contributed by some other amazing bloggers. I’ve added the links to their websites. Also, I highly recommend checking out their websites if you wish to find out something more useful to help you in your well being journey.

1. Do Solo Traveling

Solo travel can be an incredibly inspiring and self-enriching experience. When you travel alone, you are forced to rely on your own resources and abilities. Which can help you tap into your inner strength and independence. You are also free to explore and experience new things without the influence or constraints of others, which can help you discover new passions and interests.

One of the biggest benefits of solo travel is the opportunity for self-reflection and introspection. Without the distractions of friends or family, you have the space and time to really think about your life and what is important to you. This can lead to a greater sense of clarity and purpose, as well as a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the world.

In addition, solo travel can help you build confidence and resilience. By navigating unfamiliar environments and overcoming challenges on your own, you can learn to trust in your own judgement and abilities. This can have a positive ripple effect on other areas of your life, helping you to feel more capable and empowered in all that you do.

💟This Point is contributed by Victoria – owner of Guide Your Travel and My Australia Trip

2. Read a book every month and finish it

I always love reading books but it is challenging to find time and finish a book. So what I thought is, I should read a book, finish it and journal what I learned from the book. It doesn’t matter what genre of the book because I always believe, we can draw inspiration and new
learnings from reading a book.

Plus, it’s also beneficial for our mental health to read a book, be it educational or some kind of cheesy chick lit that is full of giggle-worthy lines. World is kinda crazy right now and reading a book is one of the best and sweetest methods of distraction we all need.

3. Explore a new hobby

While we all think working is a burden, we must do it to survive, pay bills and buy groceries. But if you can earn money while doing it for fun, it wouldn’t feel like you’re burning a candle at both ends.

As long as a hobby is not illegal and you could envision it as something where you can benefit from it financially, then there’s nothing wrong with pursuing and exploring this new hobby.

💟Point #2 and #3 are contributed by Clyde- owner of plrindulge.com

4. Go Somewhere You’ve Never Been To Before

Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been to before! 

Going to a new place allows you to switch things up in your daily routine. This is good as seeing new sights, talking to new people, and trying out different food enlivens the overall experience. 

You’ll also be exposed to different ways of living. Which can show you profound insights you’ve never thought of before!

5. Skip Group Traveling and dare To Travel Alone.

Travel is back after two years of pandemic. And what’s better to celebrate the return of travel than trying out traveling by yourself? 

Unlike group travel, you’re confined within your “group travel” bubble. This can also make you oblivious to the precious traveling experiences — engaging with your five senses.

With solo traveling, your awareness is heightened, and you are more in touch with your five senses, which can lead you to many inspirational things to do, like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of meeting and talking with local people!

While you have to consider other people’s schedule and preferences in group travel, you get the ultimate autonomy in solo traveling! This means you are free to have the best experience you can have — and that in itself is inspirational as inspirational things to try out can mean differently to different people!

💟Point #4 and #5 are contributed by Farihah- owner of Muslim Solo Travel . She is also the host of Journeys with The Muslimah Solo Travelers.

6. Start a gratitude journal

which can be a great way to focus on the positive things in my life and combat feelings of despair. 

It would barely take a few minutes of my day but can make me reflect on what I am truly grateful for and see on the brighter side of life. It has the power to cultivate a sense of gratitude and appreciation for the good things in your life. if you are also considering writing a gratitude journal in 2023 then here is how you can do it too, all you have to do is write down three things you are grateful for in your journal or share them with someone else.

It’s also important to focus on the present moment when practising gratitude. Instead of just listing off things you are generally grateful for, try to think about specific moments or experiences that brought you joy or gratitude that day. This can help you stay present and connected to the present moment. Rather than getting lost in thoughts about the past or future.

💟This Point is contributed by Kainaat Mazhar – owner of Imperfect Struggler

7. Learn to Serve Others

Step into the new year with a heart of grace that welcomes abundance into your life by simply serving those around you. This time of the year so many people are focused inward on building their best life, but what if the secret to building a life you love is to better serve those around you.

This means being present, having gratitude, and simply showing appreciation to those we care for.

Be inspiring to those around you by holding more space for those in your life. Learn to serve those around you with an open heart . By creating more positivity in your life and in the lives of those around you.

This year expand your focus to include how you can better serve the people in your life to create a life of abundance.

8. Lead an Intentional Life

Nothing is more inspiring than being in the presence of someone who leads an intentional life. This year live an intentional life filled with presence and purpose.

Be a person that purposely builds a life they love by identifying your goals, creating a system for achieving those goals, and listening closely to your intuition to guide you towards your next opportunity.

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Slow down enough to recognized what is holding you back from the life you want to lead?

Be present with your time and cut back on the distractions that are leaving you feeling unworthy. This year resolute to be more intentional with your time. Slow down to listen to your intuition, and be disciplined enough to create a system for achieving your greatest goals.

💟Point #7 and #8 are contributed by Leslie L.- owner of Cultivate Simple Delights

*** Some suggestions from me –

9. Take a Step To Change Your Mind on Something

Even though, we always talk about changing our mind, gaining knowledges and believing in other’s opinions too time to time, as a human, we all used to have some fixed thoughts.

Even I can bet that you yourself carry some of those thoughts too. Some thoughts that we never bother changing. It can be thoughts on your culture or about someone or something or even sometimes about yourself.

Not all of those thoughts always feel okay. But it always seems like we’re too busy to explore them in a new way. Changing your mind and challenging your thoughts might seem like a complicated thing at first. Because, most importantly, it requires you to get out of your comfort zone.

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But, I want you to do exactly that. Because though it seems uncomfortable, but it’s one of the most inspirational things that you can try out. If you think that you’re shy and can’t make friends, then go out and start talking to anonymous people. Be awkward, start the conversations. Say the first ‘hello’.

If one of the beliefs in your culture doesn’t feel right, then take the time to know about it more until you become comfortable with that or just can leave that in your way.

10. Repair the connections

Though, practicing hatred is never a healthy way of living, but we all get to do that time to time.

We hate people, we remove people from our life, ignore some when we feel like doing that. There isn’t actually anything wrong in removing people you think aren’t good for you.

However, don’t you think that we’ve made this removing process so easy? We hang out with someone for a few days and if we don’t like their vibes already, we don’t talk to them again. Don’t you think it’s a bit too fast?

Like how can you actually judge someone too easily and fast? In our every day life, we meet numerous people. And we don’t really have to count every of them.

But, make sure that you’re recognizing the precious ones. If you can think of a bond that you had lost for any reason like misunderstanding or judging too easily or simply for not having enough contacts, then give it a try.

Take time to repair or rejuvenate some of those lost connections and bonds. Make new friends and nourish the old ones.

11. Increase the ‘Me’ Time

Do you spend most of times serving others or working for others or simply thinking about others? Then maybe it’s time that you start increasing the ‘me’ time.

The only time when you’ll do things for yourself, serve yourself and will think about yourself. In short, live the idea of building a bliss station which is taken from the famous book – Keep Going – written by Austin Cleon.

Now, you might easily say that, ” I do a 9-5 job. I don’t have time! ” Or, something like ” Doing this ain’t put any money on the table.”

But, you see, don’t we all have 24 hours equally? You can ALWAYS create a ‘me’ time for yourself no matter what your schedule looks like. Even the fact is, amazing things happen when you start to enjoy being alone. It’s definitely one of the inspirational things to try out on the new year. After all, spending moments with you is another form of self love. And self love is never selfish

12. Spend more time with your Family

In my several other posts, I’ve encouraged the idea of increasing the family time already. You might wonder now that what’s so special about this family thing.

Well, there IS something Special. You see, no matter how many amazing people you interact with in your day to day life, mostly none of them can ever equal to your family.

As once you lose connections with them, they’re not yours anymore. But your family always belongs to you and you always belong to your family.

Most people don’t often understand the beauty of having a family because they don’t invest enough times.

If you spend a bit more time to nourish those connections with your family members, they will definitely bring something good. So, do increase the family time in the new year.

13. Grow a new tree in Your Backyard

At first, it might seem like there’s nothing inspirational on growing a new tree. Especially when so many trees are already there.

But, hey! Doesn’t it feel special to see a thing to grow from the very beginning?

When you look out of the window and see that tree going through different seasons and storms and still standing and growing. Isn’t that so much inspirational already?

14. Try Out Something New

As someone who feels comfortable mostly with living my old things, I feel like you might have this thing too. But, genuinely it’s something that needs to be changed.

While trying out something new, there’s always a fear that if it won’t bring something good. What if the new dish tastes bad or what it that movie doesn’t seem good? All that times spent there would be a waste, right?

But, there’s always also a chance that it can be the thing you fall in love with. So, just do that!

Get over that fear and try out new things in the new year.

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Final Thoughts :

There are tons of article are like this being on internet where you can know about thousand of inspirational goals like this.

But, reading those articles only will never give you an inspirational year. So, as you’ve come to an already, make sure that you’re finally taking steps to do that.

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That’s all for today’s article. Don’t forget to leave a comment about your thoughts regarding this post. At the end of the article, I would like to thank those 5 bloggers who have contributed here by giving off some awesome points. Check out their websites for more interesting articles and information.

Question for you: What are some of the inspirational things YOU would like to try out this year? Is there anything that you’ve picked from this list?

Let me know the answers in the comment below!

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20 Comments

  1. I want to try exploring a new hobby and going somewhere I’ve never been🥰

  2. Kirsten Smith says:

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great things to do, I’m focusing on the “me” time more. However, I will do most of these things. Thank you for such a great reminder!

  4. Love all of these, but especially #1 !!

  5. Julie Russell says:

    I love all the things to try out for the New Year! My favorite things are the solo traveling and try a new hobby. I look forward to reading more articles!

  6. Thanks! These are all great things to try this new year.

  7. Great article love the collaboration of thoughts! We have more great motivational content at http://www.cultivatesimpledelights.com to inspire homemakers to lead an intentional life filled with simple joys.

  8. I love this list! Some are already planned, such as solo travel (to visit my family by myself in the fall) and traveling to new places. We have a goal to take our kids to all 50 states and all national parks in the lower 48 so go to a few new places every year. I can work on more “me” time, though.

  9. I’d like to start reading a book a month. I’ve fallen out of the habit, and I miss it.

  10. I love all of these. I’ve already vowed to try a few of these out, but mostly I want to get out there more and do more things that I wouldn’t usually do. Like travel alone, even into the town!

  11. For me, Solo traveling takes a lot of courage to do but I wanna take the challenge this year!

  12. oooh i also want to start a gratitude journal! really makes you appreciate your blessings more 🙂

  13. Your ideas are really good I’ve tried them all at some point of my life except repairing connection. May be it is time now.

  14. Thanks for the inspiration and somehow I have been doing quite a lot of these through the years 🙂 I do recommend solo traveling as this is an amazing opportunity to grow and self reflect.

  15. Nnniiiccceeee…I love the idea of increasing my “ME” time. It brings me so much clarity in all I do.

  16. Neely Moldovan says:

    I love this! For me one thing I’m trying to do is get back in a running routine.

  17. Those are some wonderful selections of inspirational things to do and I am definitely on the right track since I am doing a gratitude journal right now and would love to plan on solo travel soon.

  18. Kristy Bullard says:

    I’ve started some of these goals, but I’m still working on others. I wish I could finish an entire book in a month!!

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  20. In brief, I can’t recommend this blog enough. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in topic above. Bravo to the author, you have truly outsmart yourself! Keep the good content coming.

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