How many times have you tried something new and been disappointed with how it turned out? I know I have. For some reason I tend to think that the first time I try something it will work out perfectly and solve all my problems. That's usually not the case. Like when a new recipe isn't as delicious as you thought it'd be, when you use a hydrating face mask and instead of looking plump your skin breaks out, or how you think a new planner will solve all of your time management problems but somehow the to-do list is still a mile long.
So what do I do? I approach new things like an experiment. If it's an experiment then I don't know what the results will be and I'm curious to find out how it ends. I don't know what will work.
Trying things out like an experimenter and being curious allows me to be open to whatever I can learn from the situation. Being curious alleviates disappointment from being right or wrong. Instead, I'm learning what worked or what didn't work. There's no need to make myself wrong for it. Like trying out a new routine or wellness strategy. They're not all going to work for me and that's okay.
This is one strategy that I used to thrive while social distancing for over a year. If you want to hear more about it, read my previous article here. I continue to use these strategies today.
Let me know below, do you approach new situations like an experimenter? How do you handle the results?