About "100 new things", Doing new things, Thinking differently

Why I wrote “100 new little things” and first chapter of this ebook

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Why I wrote “100 new little things” and first free chapter of this ebook

By talking and sharing with friends, there are two main important things about the ebook that came up to me which are this question: “Why did you write this book?” and the suggestion to “Post some free pages, like Amazon does.”

So the first chapter is posted below in this article, please scroll down, and here are my short sharing of Why I wrote it.

Why I wrote this ebook

The book is my own experience, and the experience at the beginning is not as clear as written in the book, but it is in fact a long journey from many years ago of an introverted and lazy person, trying to get out of the box that life locked her in.

My beginning was like many people who tried something new to overcome stress and boredom. Then I got swept up in the whirlwind of works, schools and responsibilities, felt nothing that I really loved and the limits that introverts always encounter. And then I told myself: why couldn’t I both keep my nature (introverted) and radiate in a different way instead of clumping inwardly? A cute kind of “extroverted introvert”, or an ambivert 🙂

And then I realized a recipe of 3 ingredients (see chapter 1 below), which if being put individually will be found spread and shallow throughout the web, but are extremely beneficial to combine, and immediately from the beginning I have set it as “100 new little things”. And it’s especially helpful for introverts to try their own way. In addition, because these are just small beginnings, introverts will not feel compelled to “strive hard”, to “change their values,” or to “expose oneself to public” in order to achieve success.

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Doing new things, Drawing

Drawing: Quick tips for Newbies

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Quick tips for Drawing

Hey friend, is that sometimes the talents that intrigue us the most oftentimes seem to exist just outside the reach of our grasp, even though we are all capable of mastering new crafts and skills? Is that life always has a tendency to intervene in humanity’s best-laid plans, and it is easy to sacrifice a dream when facing unrelated obligations? You may also think that you are too set in your ways to absorb fresh skills that it is difficult for ‘old dogs’ to learn new tricks or that doing so would ultimately prove a valueless undertaking?

However, learning is, first and foremost, an endeavor of the mind. To learn, you need to legitimately believe you can learn and that the abilities you gain as a result will serve to enrich your life. Once you learn, you will discover that education and practice inspire you and awaken you to a whole new range of possibilities.

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Crafting, Doing new things

8 reasons we should try some Crafting

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It’s always amusing and fun to do something new; however, regularly we fall into the snare of spending our days the same way. In case you are stuck in a similar old daily practice, it may be a great opportunity to try something new.

Consider learning something new. What do you want to do that you have postponed or ignored? Have you dreamed of learning to dance, to sail, knit a sweater, sew, sculpt, paint, skydive, fly, ski, golf? Whatever you choose, your life will be enriched with fun, new friends and the pride of doing something new.

So, to provide an example, how about we try some Crafting?

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About "100 new things", Doing new things

150+ new little things to change your life

150+ new little things to change your life

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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)

Enjoy.

 

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
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Doing new things, Drawing

Doodle challenge: Afraid of having no talent for art? Guess what, you have!

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Doodle challenge: Afraid of having no talent for art? Guess what, you have!

Myth: Just some clever gifted ones can do art..

The truth is: Anyone can.

This myth and truth will be repeated constantly on this site. Are you going to say: Anyone can master something by practicing 10,000 hours? You think that in order to be an artist you have to work hard, practice pencil drawing, colour paintings, learn elements, portraits, landscapes, so on and so forth? And you will tell me that you did try to draw and did fail? In this site you will not find things that are too academic or time consuming; on the contrary, I promise this will just be fun, easy, comfortable, creative, and you will reap fruitful results, okay?

So what is doodle art, the theme of this article? If you search this word through google, you will find quite a lot of different types of doodling which are very hard to clarify. In fact they are just small, black or colored illustrations, drawn by any drawing tools you have in hand. With just a piece of paper and a pen, for example, you can sketch a lot of notes on whatever topic you like.

But, to make your doodle art meaningful and fruitful and not to be messy scribbles that do not stick together especially when we are just amateur, we will doodle in the form below.

Step 1: Download the template I created for this doodle challenge

Step 2: Find a topic, for example, drawing one activity you do in the day, or drawing about the  Christmas theme, anything.

Step 3: Determine the number of days you want to draw, the template has 9 boxes. If you want a longer series then print 2 sheets or more.

Step 4: Choose the drawing tools that suit you best. If you are used to drawing, use pencil or water color. If you go to school every day, you can choose colour pencils or pen. If you go to work, draw with a ball pen during the break. Anyway, let’s define your tool.

Step 5: Practice: draw within one box each day using the template. Draw daily. Try to keep this habit, and remember to stick to the topic.

Examples here:

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