Today was a day to go to the list. Being as it is a Sunday on a long weekend, I had a lot more time than usual, so the "me" time was not a huge challenge. I got to sleep in today, C took the Mayor swimming which gave me some DVR time, I caught up on some internet games (Words with Friends!) and I even had a phone/electronic free evening. Well, today's Challenge was to try a new wine. Ohhh, tough challenge said the wine lover! Ok, all kidding aside. I do sometimes get caught in the rut of drinking the same things.
Off to the liquor store I went where I grabbed something new. I decided to not go with a wine, per se, but bought a Skinny Girl Sangria. I have really enjoyed the Skinny Girl Margarita's, so this seemed like a good try. All I can say is that I've tried it...and I've tried it. It wasn't my speed and frankly it wasn't very Sangria-y. Will I buy it again? Probably not. But hey, it was something new and something different.
While trying something new may not seem like a big deal to most, I'm a creature of habit...sometimes to a fault. Going with the flow, the familiar, is my thing. Of course, this started me thinking, and I had to give it a quick Google. I actually found an article talking about trying new things. It was on Psychology Today's website (you can check it out here); and it actually lists four benefits to trying something new...
1. It takes courage. Now, this may not be the case with a new wine...but there are bigger things to try that do take courage.
2. It opens the possibility of enjoying something new. Cool!
3. It keeps you from becoming bored. I think most of us know the pitfalls of boredom.
4. It forces you to grow.
I didn't exactly think that the simple act of trying a new adult beverage would have such a huge effect, but those benefits really seem to be some great advice...and a great reason to put this to the test for yourself. I challenge you to try something new. Let me know how that works out for you.
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