One of the habits of healthy and happy people is trying new things, and this doesn’t need to be something fearful such as bungee jumping either. I encourage you to try something new today, or you will find yourself in a rut after doing the same things again and again. The many ways to mix things up in your life involve changes to your routine and challenging yourself. I recently did this by joining a hiking club a few months ago and have made it out with them three times now. The first thing I overcame was my shyness with a group of new people, who basically have welcomed me into their fold. And while I was receiving all of the benefits from walking in nature, both physically and mentally, I was also able to think about and reflect upon past experiences in my life which have made me happy. A big part of my success was that I approached this new activity with curiosity and not caution, except for the bear spray in my backpack, that’s necessary caution. I focused on the fun and enjoyment that came with the activity, laughing and connecting with others. You start to feel alive when you push your comfort zone. I told one of the group leaders about my Picapix puzzles on the first outing, and apparently he wasn’t afraid to try something new either, because I understand that he is rather hooked on them now. I think my next step will be to start a bucket list. What are you going to try?