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150+ new little things to change your life

Life can get boring if we live day in day out doing the same things and following the same routine. Why not inject something new into our life? We do not know how well we can do something without taking them into action.

After learning the procedure of daily routines, we usually do not even think about it. Our subconscious mind directs us to automatically go through the same motions over and over. New things force us to get off autopilot and reinvent ourselves. It doesn’t really matter what it is, as long as it is something new and unfamiliar. Stretch ourselves. Stretch our imaginations. Stretch our possibilities.

So, below is the list I create for you to try new little things. One of the longest lists so far in the Internet, which I am proud of 🙂

The list is divided into:

  • Doing new things (Art and Crafts, Social activities, Travel / New places, Writing / Reading, New skills, Personal habits)
  • Thinking differently (Dealing with emotions, Digging inner thoughts)


Arts and Crafts

  1. Try a seven day simple doodle
  2. Make a sketch of your dream home or vacation home
  3. Learn a new skill–what about sewing, gardening or cooking?
  4. Make a scrapbook, print out photographs, emails, pictures
  5. Learn to play a musical instrument.
  6. Cook something you would never normally try
  7. Invent your own cocktail, purchase your favorite ingredients and try out something new
  8. Learn Calligraphy
  9. Learn watercolour painting
  10. Do some colouring pages
  11. Make some typography
  12. Whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies, ricotta orange pound cake, or banana bread.
  13. Make some flower arrangements / Ikebana.
  14. Learn simple line art
  15. Attend a pottery class
  16. Learn sewing / knitting / embroidery / quilting
  17. Make a movie. Grab your iPhone and start shooting. Upload to YouTube and share with your friends and family.
  18. Redecorate the house
  19. Do oil painting
  20. Try origami / paper cutting
  21. Try stone painting
  22. Do some clay modelling / crafting
  23. Make some mixed-media art
  24. Try some leather crafting / painting / carving
  25. Re-upholster your sofa / chairs
  26. Make a simple jewelry piece
  27. Do some T shirt designs for your group

Social Activities

  1. Say “Hi” and give a big Smile to complete stranger(s)
  2. Have a conversation with someone you know and make it all about them
  3. Quit Facebook for a week
  4. Make a card for a friend and send it to them with a handwritten note
  5. Check out what community events are running in your area and attend one.
  6. Make a handmade birthday present for a friend
  7. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to recently
  8. Invite some friends over for a BBQ.
  9. Try out a new form of exercise like tennis or swimming.
  10. Organize a clothing swap with your friends.
  11. Write a handwritten note to your colleague
  12. Make someone a Birthday or celebration cake
  13. Volunteer for a charity
  14. Gathering people for a specific learning topic
  15. Compliment a stranger, it will possibly make their day
  16. Bake cookies and share them at work
  17. Play a board game with friends or family
  18. Hold a mini movie festival at home
  19. Get a few friend
  20. Take time out to let those around you know they are loved
  21. Join a recreational sports team.
  22. Go to a comedy club with your friends
  23. Plan a themed party
  24. Do some cake decorating together
  25. Join an afternoon tea together

Travel / New places

  1. Take a walk around your neighborhood
  2. Go on a mini-vacation by yourself
  3. Go out with your camera and take at least one photograph of nature
  4. Go for a bike ride
  5. Visit a suburb in your city that you’ve never been to before
  6. Visit a local museum or art gallery and view their latest exhibition
  7. Visit your local farmers markets and pick out some fresh produce
  8. Take a bus or train to a town, village or city that you’ve never visited
  9. Go to a museum, the cinema or a restaurant alone
  10. Go mountain climbing, hiking, or a long forest walk
  11. Attend a food or wine tasting festival
  12. Camp out
  13. Go to an outdoor weekend music festival. And sleep under the stars.
  14. Visit a friend’s Hometowns
  15. Explore the nature in the nearest park
  16. Visit a historical place
  17. Go for a drink at a highest coffee place on your town
  18. Watch a sunset, sunrise or both
  19. Stargaze on a Rooftop

Writing / Reading

  1. Write a blog post / journal / diary of at least 500 words
  2. Start a daily journal to write your thoughts in
  3. Write out a will
  4. Write down your life plan / buckets list
  5. Write a poem
  6. Write an email to someone you admire or are proud of
  7. Make lists. List your goals, what you look for in a partner, clothes you’d like to buy, places you’d like to visit, etc.
  8. Write a handwritten letter or postcard to a faraway friend
  9. Write a reply to unboundwallflowers.com 
  10. Start a writing group – edit and proofread each other’s papers
  11. Write a short essay of a specific topic of at least 500 words
  12. Write a scary story
  13. Write and share your favorite recipe
  14. Write a book review
  15. Write how to do something (the thing you are good at doing) and share with friends
  16. Read a good book before going to bed
  17. Write a movie review
  18. Re-read an old favorite book
  19. Read a new genre
  20. Read something in science genre
  21. Read an old classic
  22. Complete reading the book you have put aside

New skills

  1. Try a new exercise like Yoga
  2. Learn ten phrases in a new language
  3. Learn how to give a proper foot massage
  4. Learn a new technology
  5. Learn a new musical instrument
  6. Learn Self-Defense Basics
  7. Learn photography
  8. Learn speed reading
  9. Learn surviving skills
  10. Learn to perform Heimlich technique
  11. Learn to perform CPR
  12. Learn critical thinking
  13. Learn mindfulness
  14. Learn how to manage own budget
  15. Learn aromatherapy
  16. Learn nutrition
  17. Learn communication / presenting skill
  18. Learn to make up
  19. Learn to mange your weakness (anger, stress, time)

Personal habits

  1. Go to bed earlier than normal and wake up earlier than normal
  2. Eat a vegetarian meal
  3. Repair or replace something you own
  4. Buy one thing from unboundwallflowers.com 
  5. Don’t complain for a day
  6. Take an extremely cold bath after waking up in the morning
  7. Give $5 to a complete stranger
  8. Avoid television for a day
  9. Learn about the wine you like to drink
  10. Listen to a genre of music you haven’t tried before
  11. Try a new foreign cuisine
  12. Plant some flowers in your garden. If you don’t have one, try an indoor potted plant
  13. Learn how to cook a new dish for dinner
  14. Research the culture of a different country online
  15. Watch a classic film like Casablanca, The Godfather
  16. Put on your favorite song and dance your heart out.
  17. Start your own or join a book club
  18. Swap the car/motorbike for a bike for the day
  19. Switch off all phones, laptops and technology devices in a day
  20. Have a major clear out. De-clutter, if it’s not pretty, useful or it hasn’t been used in the last 6 months
  21. Try a new look—choose a new hairstyle or new clothes
  22. Do a project you’ve been putting off for months
  23. Organize the apps on your phone.
  24. Start organizing your home.

Dealing with emotions

  1. Forgive someone who has hurt you. And maybe let them know
  2. Walk away from of a limiting relationship
  3. Write a list of everything we appreciate
  4. Meditating
  5. Use positive imagery
  6. Try breathing relaxation techniques
  7. Try a self-soothing technique
  8. Try progressive muscle relaxation
  9. Talk to a friend

Digging inner thoughts

  1. Acquire a creative attitude or some out-of-the-box thinking
  2. Be still, empty, spacious and really listen
  3. Practice mindfulness of the moment
  4. Be totally present in the here and now
  5. Take in the moment fully without judgment
  6. Practice focusing. Notice things.
  7. Learn how to respond to things, rather than to react
  8. Stand up FOR something rather than AGAINST it

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