Why you should try something new today

  1. Trying something new takes courage. How wonderful to open a flood of courage and be carried on its waves to destinations of unexpected benefit.
  2. Trying something new opens up the possibility for you to enjoy something new. Entire life paths are carved out by people dipping their baby toes into small ponds and suddenly discovering a love for something they had no idea would capture their imaginations.
  3.  Trying something new keeps you from becoming bored. Even the most routine-loving people become bored if they aren’t continually challenged in some way.
  4. Trying something new forces you to grow. Growth seems to require we take new action first, whether it’s adopting a new attitude or a new way of thinking before we can try things we are fearful of each small step forward is a meaningful.
  5. Thrusting yourself into new situations often forces beneficial change.
  6. A spirit of constant self-challenge keeps you humble and open to new ideas that very well may be better than the ones you currently hold onto.

You never know if you never try. When was the last time you tried something new?

All of my work is based upon the Reflections of a Buddhist physician by Alex Lickerman M.D. You can find his works here on Psychology today

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/happiness-in-world

 

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How To Select a Ripe Juicy Pineapple

Step-by-Step Guide To Selecting a Ripe Pineapple

Step 1- Check the color of pineapple skin – The skin should be yellowish gold in color with no white or brown areas. The higher the yellow reaches on the pineapple, the more even the flavor will be throughout the fruit.

Step 2- Look at and feel the texture of the pineapple- A wrinkled texture means the fruit has deteriorated inside, feel the pineapple make sure its firm with a bit of a give to the skin check for soft spots or indents, Look out for any leaks or cracks in the skin and look to see if leaves are stiff and brown.

Step 3- Inspect the pineapple eyes- Carefully inspect the eyes on the top and bottom of the pineapple, the larger the eyes the longer the pineapple stayed on the plant to get ripe and become sweet.

Step 4- Smell the pineapple- The pineapple should smell a bit sweet but not too sweet if you smell a hint of alcohol or the pineapple smells too sweet, it has over-ripened and is not the one.

Step 5- Tap your pineapple and listen to the sound it makes- a ripe pineapple when tapped will sound weighty and dull but an unripened pineapple will sound hollow.

Step 6- Go home with your ripe delicious and nutritious pineapple and enjoy

Step 7- Store your pineapple on the counter and eat it within 3-5 days you can also refrigerate any pineapple that has been sliced but keep in mind once sliced it is almost impossible to look at and know whether it is past its shelf life and always eat within 6 days.

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