Getting into a routine and building rituals for yourself is good for you, but if you want inspiration for personal growth, challenging yourself to always be a rookie at something — whether it's a new hobby, a skill, a language or academic subject — is a great place to start. Image from Jake Stimpson.
No matter where you are in life, seeking out a new hobby or activity that you're new to will help you stay inspired, keep your brain active and challenged and encourages you to grow and develop yourself in new ways every day. In the interview below, Dr. Chris Dionigi explains to NPR that he believes if you challenge yourself to something new that you care about, you'll lead a more extraordinary life.
For example, you could start with something you've always been interested in like learning a new language or starting a new sport, all of which keep you interested in something new, engaged with your life and in a constant state of personal growth and development. Learning something new can be difficult, but the payoff comes from discovering a new hobby or building a new skill that enriches you on a personal level.