Be C U R I O U S… about everything.
What makes you curious? Are you the type of person that tends to keep your interest focused on things you know rather than wandering into the unknown? In order to activate our curiosity, we should be looking to expand our interests!
A nice way to do this is when you hear someone talk about doing something that sounds different and fun…ask questions!
For example, if a friend tells you about this new workshop she attended and she is raving about how much fun it was…instead of thinking to yourself; “this is not for me, or, I wouldn’t be good at that”, BE curious and ask her to tell you more about it. Even if this doesn’t sound like something you’d enjoy doing, you won’t know until you try!
5 Tips for Becoming More Curious
1- Ask questions: When we ask questions, we’re creating an opportunity to discover and innovate!
2- Consume content that’s outside of your comfort zone: When you come across content that is unfamiliar, do basic research as it will spur you to want to know more.
3- Listen without judgment: When in a conversation, take the time to truly absorb what the other person is saying, it’ll be easier for you to formulate questions.
4- Embrace the unexpected: I learned that surprise can actually drive our motivation to learn, so embrace the unexpected and celebrate whatever the outcome.
5- Think of ways to play: Be curious about what we did as kids to play for such long hours! Get some craft going and look at how your kids just go for it…don’t overthink it…just do it 😉
When you spend precious time worrying about the past, you don’t give yourself a chance to be curious about the future. So when your thoughts start going to that worrying place, quickly catch yourself and try to focus on a fun project you are working on. A fun project you can do is to buy a few small canvases and sponges. Dip your sponge freely into your favorite metallic acrylic and add as many dots as your heart desires! Grab an acrylic marker and write a quote or an inspirational word. Keep it in a place you’ll look at it often to remind you how being creative will always get you out of a funk!
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