Everyday life can sometimes get a bit monotonous, and therefore many people like to challenge themselves to keep their minds sharp and retain their zest. Challenging ourselves can take many forms - learning a new language, beginning a new career, travelling alone for the first time, starting a difficult course or simply trying to be a more caring person.
Do you ever challenge yourself? If so, do like the feeling or is it a bit scary?
Completing my studies while trying to be a good wife and mum has proven sufficiently challenging for me. For now, that is enough...I feel like I have been studying for a long time...I feel antsy and want to put the skills and knowledge I have acquired to good use, i.e. a job, but I can't get one until I finish the current qualification I am completing. :-|
I'm not an exciting person, so I am quite happy with the monotony of every routine life. I don't go out seeking challenges, but if they present themselves, I can enjoy taking them on. It depends on what the challenge is really. Does it matter if I fail? Is it an important challenge or is it just a bit of fun to see whether I can do it? The latter I like, the former I do not.
Probably THE most challenging is horse-riding, where you're not only having to 'look after yourself', but also another living, breathing, strong creature!
A very exhilarating challenge!
Personally, had tried to be the best I could in my employment, by studying, & completing not only formal exams, but also daily challenges, in different departments in Company, & within various jobs of one department.
That was challenging enough for me for a 45 year career!
Now I 'relax' by walking, especially bush-walking, tennis, & swimming.
But I also 'hobby study' many subjects in which I'm very interested. Keeps the brain exercised!
I guess I'm a boring person. I use to love doing craft work and learning new recipes. But craft classes near me do the same old boring stuff. I'm looking forward to my first grandchild and I want to know how to swaddle a baby as that was a strange word when I had children. Things have changed a lot