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Smarter Mom: Try New Things

Posted by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Wintertime, in particular, is a time it's easy to get stuck in a rut. There just isn't a lot to look forward to like there is during the holidays or during the summer. But there are ways to break yourself out of that rut, and one of those ways is to try new things.

There's been a lot of research done on the benefits of novel experiences. It doesn't need to be something really adventurous or expensive, either; just something out of your usual routine. Trying new things keeps your brain active, which can stave off Alzheimer's disease, improve your memory, and quite frankly it keeps life fun. It can be as simple as taking a different way to work, or cooking something you've never tried before. If you get a chance, take a class, or teach yourself a skill you've always wanted to try.

My current "new thing" is that my husband and I have started taking a Zumba class. I am really, really bad at it, but it's fun and great exercise. It's free with our gym membership, and a lot of fun.

What new things do you like to try?

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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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My current new thing is this power yoga class that my friend teaches in her basement. It's challenging and interesting, and I get some exercise.

I've also been trying some new dinner recipes lately... Trying to get out of the rut!
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Luvmybooskies
by Tiff on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:54 AM

I have always wanted to do yoga.

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:55 AM

id like to take a fitness class

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:55 AM

and also either a cooking or baking and sewing classes

MamaJane
by Jane:) on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Hmmm well I just joined a gym. I've always worked out at home so being around people is different.
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mamivon2
by Sandra on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:11 AM

I hate seafood but its one thing thats on my bucket list..To eat seafood.. not looking forward to it

elasmimi
by Ruby Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Mostly new foods, lol.

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:25 AM

I would love to learn to knit

koolkidsmom
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:54 AM

 I've been trying new recipes  and digging up some that I had forgotten about.

koolkidsmom
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM

 Trying new things keeps mealtime interesting.

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