It’s easy to become content with the typical life cycle: wake up, work, work, work, gym (maybe), and bed. Repeating it over and over again until the weekend comes to the rescue.
But no matter how busy your schedule gets – between school, work, and side projects – everyone needs a little extra something in their life, those just for fun experiences that make living worthwhile. Here are five ways to do just that:
1. Learn a new language.
Learning about different cultures is always exciting, and it’s a great way to become more educated about the huge world we live in. Learning a new language helps you submerge yourself into the beauty of other nationalities while making you more cultured in the process. Use a free app like Duolingo, or take a foreign language class online. It gives you something unique to do each day, and if you stick to it, you’ll be well-versed before you know it.
2. Try new cuisine.
When’s the last time you expanded your palate? Stop into that Indian restaurant you always pass on the way home from work, or patron that local Caribbean spot you’ve been dying to try for years. You can even take it a step further by signing up for a cooking class to learn how to prepare that new meal at home. You’ll boost your cooking skills and thrill your dinner guests, all at the same time.
3. Visit a new place.
Everyone needs a vacation. But the next time you hop on plane, pick a destination you’ve never explored before. Whether it’s visiting a small town in Italy or going on a safari in Cape Town, getting out of the country (or sometimes just the state) is the refresh you need to become more fulfilled in life. Travel solo to get in tune with yourself, or bring a good friend to conquer the new territory together.
4. Buy new lingerie
You don’t have to be in a relationship to look and feel amazing. One of my favorite pieces of clothing to wear around the house is a sexy silk robe, even though no one else sees it. Splurging on a luxe piece of lingerie or two will satisfy your need for retail therapy, and it’ll make you feel like a Victoria’s Secret model every night. Hello, spice!
5. Say yes to a new date.
So many of us fall into the trap of only dating one person at a time. Boring! Dating is all about trying new things with new people. With no strings attached and no feelings involved, hanging out with intriguing new people will add an extra dose of fun to your life. You never what you might learn from them or where those friendships will take you.
Every day won’t be a parade, but you can always add excitement to your daily life with just a little extra effort.