Try Something New

Welcome to Day 22 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living!

It’s Saturday and we’ve covered a lot of ground this week. Let’s recap …

Busy isn’t always bad. This one is so important, y’all. There is room in, even in our busiest seasons and days, for us to be focused on Kingdom business.

Lopsided Living When You’re Busy. In this post, we looked at 3 reasons we get busy and 3 ways to respond. When we understand why we are busy, it’s easier for us to manage it.

Take Care of Yourself. Less about this specific diets or workout plans, this post is more about remembering how important it is for us to make healthy choices so we can continue to do the things God has called us to.

It’s okay to do something instead of everything. And all the moms said, “Amen.” Right? Y’all, we can’t do it all … and we really don’t have to.  {And, my favorite Facebook comment on this post was the question, “What about doing nothing instead of something?” To which I replied, “Yes!” Because some days, that’s just where we are.}

Small Changes Count. Probably one of my favorite and most important posts in this series, yesterday we covered the truth that small changes count.  Truthfully, our small choices can have huge impact in our lives. Don’t underestimate the value of those small, daily decisions you make.

Now for today …

Try something new ... sometimes stepping outside our comfort zone is the perfect way to reignite our energy.

Try something new!

Sometimes stepping outside our comfort zone is the perfect way to reignite our energy. It doesn’t have to sky diving or swimming with sharks. Maybe just testing out a new recipe or wearing a color you’ve never worn.

Just like I think we often undervalue small changes, I think we also can get caught up in doing the same old, same old. Trying something new can be just the impetus we need to find enthusiasm when we’re in those seasons that are busy or just plain hard.

For me, that usually means one of three things:

  1. Reading a book by a “new to me” author
  2. Trying a new recipe
  3. Attempting some sort of crafting project or skill

A few years ago during a particularly stressful time, I started crocheting. I never actually finished making anything but I did find the rhythm of moving yarn to be soothing. And it required just enough of my mental energy to keep me from dwelling on situations I could not change.

So, here go — your simple way to embrace lopsided living today:


This isn’t about how big the something new is, it’s just about stepping outside your comfort zone — even if it’s just a baby step.

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What is something new you can try today?

Living lopsided,

Teri Lynne

Yesterday’s post: Small Changes Count.

Coming tomorrow: Whatever you do.

Index to every post in this series Small Changes Count.

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