The uplifting rush of mastering something new
When was the last time you threw caution to the wind and tried something new? Honestly? Trying a new activity on holiday could be beneficial to both mind and body but if it's been a while, you're really not alone. According to new research conducted by active holiday expert Neilson (yes, us), the average UK adult hasn't tried a new active hobby in five and a half years despite 80% feeling positive effects on their wellbeing when they do. Adults said they felt excited (38%), proud (24%) and more confident (18%) when they tried a new activity but it seems it take us a little time to try.
By stark comparison, UK children try a new activity every six months and feel similar emotions to adults when they do. 62% of respondents felt excited, 44% felt happy and 22% felt more confident.
Whatever our age, we experience the same feelings of pride, confidence and excitement when we try new things so we really should try to recapture that childlike feeling of “I did it” whenever possible.