Leil Lowndes is the author of several books and she talks about “scramble therapy”. It is quite simply scrambling up your life and trying different activities that you would never think of participating in.
Just one weekend of each month do something totally out of your normal routine. If you usually walk than go bowling. If you bowl than go bird-watching. Oh, you’re a bird-watch, than forget it and go fly a kite for the afternoon.
Why take yourself out of your comfort zone? Because of the person you will become from doing it. Just by doing a different activity, even once, you will be 80 percent more of a conversationalist, you will meet new friends and most importantly you will break out of your cocoon and become a social butterfly.
As you learn new things you will find it so much easier talking to others. As they talk about their interests you will be able to relate to them because you have tried it.
The list of activities is endless ranging from mild to the extreme.
- White-water rafting
- Go to a stamp exhibition
- Take a chess lesson
- Go ballooning
- Spend the day at the library
- Go kayaking
- Go to the pool hall for a few games
- Visit your local art gallery
- Go see a live play
Do you get the idea – it’s not what you do that matters, but that it’s something you don’t normally do. If your uncomfortable doing it on your own find a friend and try something new once a month.
It doesn’t always have to cost money or be a big deal. Use your imagination and also find things going on in your neighborhood that you have never taken part in. It will make you feel alive because there is something powerful about learning and doing new things. Have some fun with it!