Wednesday, April 20, 2016
“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
There are different ways that we can increase our mental health and trying new things is one of them. New experiences can set you on the path to mental fitness.
Trying new foods, different ways of accomplishing routine tasks or different routes to familiar places can stimulate your brain, improve your memory and expand your horizons.
This is good! Mental exercises help you see the world in a new way – and a new perspective can be a life changer!
God is doing new things in our lives and He wants us to see them and embrace them! But, if we are inflexible and fiercely committed to the old or the familiar, we will miss what He’s doing and not receive some of the answers to our own prayers.
Sometimes, all it takes is an embracing of new perspective in your life to take you to the next level. And, as we challenge hidden fears within us (like the fear of the unknown and fear of failing) and work to develop a new mindset we will learn to better adapt to changes in our own lives and flow with the rhythm of life that God has set for us.
Breaking out of our comfort zones can help us to step into all that God has for us. Breaking out of your routine can also help keep your brain young and healthy. With new experiences, we learn new things and acquire new skills that equip us to maximize our lives. New skills help you to increase your creativity, increase your confidence, and increase your appreciation for life.
Here’s a challenge for today – try something NEW! You could do something simple like eating dessert before the meal… or taking a new route home… or even wear your watch on the other hand. Have some fun with it and develop those brain muscles!
To your mental health!