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New Ideas – The introductions that can change your life

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New ideas are often pushed to one side as we get older. Sometimes we might reach a point where, as an adult, we feel stable ‘enough’. After the tumult and excitement of pursuing financial and emotional security when we’re younger, we tend to settle and accept the ease that comes with the routine of a job, a home and familiar friends and family. Status quos can be a comfort zone, but they can catch you off guard. The truth is, there’s no chance of things always being okay, and there’s every chance of you eventually becoming dissatisfied with the lack of inspiration in your everyday life [How to discover your inspiration in life]. We don’t need dramatic adventure to feel like we’re living, but we need to live all the same. There are reasons why newness – from people to hobbies to careers to technology – is not something to leave behind.

Part of the world

You contribute to society, and your feeling of value in turn is related to how well you think you fit into society. If you alienate yourself from new developments and culture, you’ll get left behind, and your self-worth will suffer from it. Embracing the ever changing world is sometimes necessary, because no matter how much you try and keep things the same, there is always change afoot somewhere. That is life. Introducing yourself to new ideas and new people can vastly improve a part of your life just by making you feel more worthy. The more you isolate yourself, the more you’ll increase the likelihood of a mid-life crisis. Drip feed little changes into your daily routine, so you don’t make drastic decisions in an attempt to reconnect with the world.

Tradition is risky

It’s normally the case that we view experimentation as ‘breaking the rules’. We see breaks from tradition as daring, radical or too far a push on the boundaries. However, most moves from tradition are often gradual and will appear sudden if you don’t embrace the now. Sticking with tradition, especially in a professional setting, is risky. The people at the top are always looking to be two steps ahead to stay successful. Doing things the old-fashioned way is sometimes important, but being unwilling to upgrade or test new ideas could result in redundancy and leave you with big problems. To get prepared for a new job have a look at our eBook packed with advice and inspiration.

Unconscious coupling

Sometimes it’s good to be like Chris Martin and Gwynyth Paltrow – consciously addressing problems is better than going through the motions. Consciously uncouple instead of unconsciously coupling. Sometimes being safe leaves you feeling unfulfilled, listless and wasted. Your passions, motivations and reasons for doing what you do dwindle and dwindle if you don’t check up on them every once in a while. Ask yourself: are you happy? It’s easy to ignore, but sometimes the best thing to do, in order to live a productive and fulfilling life, is to move on.

Life is forever changing, and the world spins madly on. Keep your mind open to new ideas and introductions, because nobody knows enough to give themselves an ending. You need to keep living and learning until you’re dead, or you will inevitably regret a lot. Don’t be scared to change up your routine. It doesn’t have to be crazy or reckless, but enough to keep your mind healthy and your well-being in check.

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This article was contributed by Pink Moods.

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