There is something to be said about being surprised once in a while. It breaks up the monotony of life and can make us feel happy on a down day. Most often, if we think about being surprised (in a good way), we imagine someone else doing the surprising, perhaps buying us an unexpected gift or throwing a party we knew nothing about. Yet, waiting for this surprise to come can have its drawbacks; what if no one thinks to surprise you?
Therefore, although you might not have considered it before, you should try to surprise yourself every now and then. It’s not as hard as it sounds and can be a great way to make some positive changes in your life.
Join A Subscription Box List
A subscription box is an ideal way to surprise yourself. You will be sent a new box every month (in most cases) without knowing what you will find inside. It’s like receiving a gift from yourself through the mail, and you will be able to enjoy the surprise and delight of opening the box to discover what is inside.
There are many different subscription boxes to choose from as well, so you can be sure you’ll be receiving something you really want. If you enjoy vaping, you can subscribe to ZampleBox, for example. Or you could subscribe to an artist box and receive different paints each month, or cakes or socks or jewelry. The choice is yours.
Write Yourself Notes
We forget things all the time, so writing notes to ourselves and hiding them away for another day isn’t as strange an idea as you might think. In fact, it can be a fantastic way to surprise yourself when you are least expecting it. It can even change a bad day into a good one.
Trying writing positive affirmations such as:
• Keep going
• Stay positive
• You are loved
• I’m proud of you
• You’ve got this
• You are beautiful
Put these notes into coat pockets, in kitchen cabinets, in your car, in a drawer, in a book that you intend to read at a later date, or anywhere else that won’t cause them to go missing or be destroyed.
Another way to surprise yourself is to say yes to everything that comes your way (unless it is dangerous or goes against your beliefs or principles). If you say yes more, you will try many new things, and although some will not be enjoyable, others certainly will be. By saying yes to every opportunity that comes your way, you will be surprised at the new level of knowledge and courage that you will gain, which can be used in many other areas of your life.
Fill Up Your Journal
If you use a journal, calendar, or diary, write yourself some inspiring quotes or stick in some lovely pictures. You can even plan to book things and make sure they are mentioned in the journal too. When you actually reach these pages throughout the year, you will have an activity to enjoy or a quote to keep you going.