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50 Inspiring Things to Try in 2022

Let 2022 be the year you try new things.

If you are looking for a way to be excited and happier in the new year, why not try one of these 50 inspirational things?

A van with surf boards on top.
  1. Go for a daily walk and make note of the changing seasons.
  2. Allow yourself to have some quiet time in the morning.
  3. Pick up a new hobby to try that has always interested you.
  4. Send someone you love an email.
  5. Choose one great book to read each month.
  6. Write a short story.
  7. Ask a friend to teach you something new.
  8. Set one year, five year, and ten-year goals for yourself.
  9. Keep a daily journal.
  10. Go on a food tour in your hometown or on a trip you take.
  11. Write down three things you are grateful for each day.
  12. Find a professional mentor.
  13. Adopt a shelter pet if you’ve always wanted an animal friend.
  14. Paint with some watercolors at your dining room table.
  15. Interview your partner or a friend over dinner.
  16. Listen to a fun song and dance around your living room.
  17. Start your own movie club. Invite friends over once a month to watch a great movie and discuss it.
  18. Choose a place to volunteer on a monthly or weekly basis.
  19. Learn something artistic.
  20. Take a relaxing bath while wearing a face mask.
  21. Attend a conference that you know you’d enjoy.
  22. Take a cooking class.
  23. Avoid the news for one week. Give yourself a week off from social media and reading the news.
  24. Take a yoga class.
  25. Choose one way to simplify your life.
  26. Find a podcast you love and go for a walk while you listen to it.
  27. Create an accountability group for yourself if you’re looking to achieve a goal.
  28. Watch a TED video over your lunch break. Here are some great TED talks on nature.
  29. Follow three people who inspire you on Instagram.
  30. Allow yourself to have a Sunday night self-care routine.
  31. Try karaoke with some friends.
  32. Challenge yourself physically – set a goal to run a race, go on a long hike, or do 20 pushups.
  33. Choose to do one random act of kindness each day for a week.
  34. Make a bucket list of the things you’d like to do in your life.
  35. Apply for a new job you know you’d love.
  36. Get some fun houseplants.
  37. Create a vision board.
  38. Find a recreation league and join a sports team (even if it’s just a kickball team!).
  39. Plan a trip you really want to take.
  40. Create a healthy morning routine for yourself.
  41. Try a new meditation app.
  42. Go camping and sit around a big bonfire.
  43. Cook a challenging recipe that looks delicious.
  44. Spend money on someone else – be generous with a friend.
  45. Ask one person you’d like to be friends with to lunch.
  46. Try a new fitness class (boxing, belly dancing, or anything else that seems fun).
  47. Learn how to bake bread.
  48. Find some water (the ocean, a lake, a river) to sit and watch.
  49. Go out dancing with some friends.
  50. Call a friend you’ve been meaning to catch up with.

What inspirational things do you want to try this year? Let us know in the comments below.

Mallory lewis

Monday 4th of May 2020

I LOVE THIS!! I RECENTLY STARTED A JOURNAL THAT IS MEANT FOR ME TO WRITE INSPIRING, UPLIFTING, JOYFUL AND HAPPY THINGS IN IT. EVERY DAY I WRITE SOMETHING NEW. LATELY, I’VE WRITTEN ABOUT “VAN LIFE”, AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO DO WHEN I’M OLD ENOUGH. Thank you for this list!! I hope for every person in the world to find the true and hopeful meaning of life, and to appreciate the little things.