20 Ways to Try Something New
In a busy working world, it’s always tempting to skip lunch because that feels more productive. Skipping breaks entirely can have a lot of negative effects, though. Instead of just eating lunch and resting for a few minutes or getting right back to your day job, try something new.
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Reap the benefits of a quick pause from work while still using every minute constructively. Here are a few ideas.
Build a Lego house.
Doodle or try an adult coloring book.
Play a game of chess or checkers.
Listen to a podcast.
Visit an art gallery.
Take a series of photos.
Watch a film short on ShortOfTheWeek.com.
Go for a bike ride.
Start a new audiobook.
Write a short story or journal entry.
Visit a botanical garden.
Go on a date.
Meditate in nature.
Take a hike or a hilly walk.
Listen to five new songs, each from a different genre.
Volunteer with a nearby organization.
Try out yoga poses.
Start a class on Skillshare.com.
View stars from thousands of years ago with the Star Chart app, even in daylight.
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This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
Lydia Sweatt is a freelance writer, bookworm, and bass guitar enthusiast. When she goes outside, a bicycle goes with her.