EXPERIMENTS IN CURIOSITY: HOW TO EXPLORE AN INTEREST IN UNDER AN HOUR

“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” 

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you ever think that maybe there’s more to life than what you have now?

Are you feeling stuck and struggling to figure out what it is that you want out of your life?

What if you could answer these questions in an extremely short amount of time? 

You can! By conducting mini lifestyle experiments you can discover interests and causes you care about.  These experiments allow you to explore multiple interests in a short amount of time so that you can start concocting an exciting and fulfilling life.

In this guide, you’ll learn about some of my favorite mini lifestyle experiments. Each experiment lets you try out a hobby in under an hour and encourages you to indulge your curiosity by asking “what would happen if I made this hobby a part of my everyday life?”


how to sing your heart out like a pro


Can’t sing? Won’t sing? Told not to sing? A lot of us grow up believing we cant sing because we don’t sound like the musicians on TV.  Once you start believing  that you in fact cant sing you prevent yourself from singing around people and stop indulging in the joy of singing. This is a tragedy!! Singing – like laughter with friends and family helps bring a sense of joy and happiness to your life. If you have always wanted to belt out tunes like Adele? Or kick a** on karaoke night? Well, ignore the voice in your head and give it a go anyways.

 

Still not convinced that singing is something you can be good at? Well here is a little dose of inspiration to help you realize what your vocal chords are really capable of – take a look at this video by Mike Tompkins:

To get started pick a song by your favorite artist and start belting out some tunes. If you want to know how you sound you can record yourself on Audacity to get a better understanding of your voice and tonality.

Having a hard time choosing a song? Checkout this playlist full of amazing karaoke songs:

Want to keep going here are some additional resources – Discover some free tips and tricks to improve your singing techniques dramatically here. Once you have mastered the basics and want to invest in advanced lessons take a look at the amazing resources Brett Manning provides.

Bonus: Try these tricks to improve your singing voice instantly.

 How to master the intricate art of origami


Origami is the art of creating gorgeous sculptures from paper. Why do people engage in this art form though? Not only is the focus required to create each piece of origami extremely meditative but combining it with the creative freedom to play with colors, textures and shapes allows you to create poetry with paper.

 

There are some gorgeous pieces of art created through Origami.  Take a look below at some exceptional creations by Brian Chan.

To get started grab a piece of paper and look through a list of DIY origami projects to find an intriguing project  or you can create gorgeous butterflies by following this quick tutorial by Maggy Woodley.

Want to see other origami sculptures you can create here are some additional resources – Checkout the blog of Leyla Torres for some ideas and inspiration. You can also learn about origamis history and additional benefits here.

How to cook delicious  meals so you can stop overdosing on carryout


Have you ever had a phenomenally satisfying meal at a restaurant and thought to yourself I would eat that every day if I could recreate it at home. Cooking is an art form that many of us have not had the opportunity to master. We have all managed to cobble together a meal when we needed to but what if you had the ability to be creative and produce exotic meals?

 

Take a look at some of these amazing dishes that were created in under 60 minutes by Pinch of Yum

To get started quickly whip up these mouthwatering wagyu beef sliders. If you want to go a little crazy you can even make this chipotle sauce to go along with it.

Excited to concoct your next creation then checkout these additional resources – Cook up a storm with the fun fellows over at Sortedfood. Like cooking but hate grocery shopping you can try out Blue Apron to help you keep your cooking streak going with minimal prep.

How to create magic like a wizard


Have you ever witnessed a fascinating magic trick? How it did make you feel?  You probably experienced a sense of amazement and surprise which reeled you in and made you feel a 100% present/alive. Magicians have the ability to turn seemingly impossible scenarios into reality. If you have ever wondered how is it that they perform those tricks then this experiment is for you.

 

Magic tricks have evolved and been enhanced since the days of Houdini – get inspired by one of the best performances I have seen by Shin Lim.

To get started try out simple tricks that you can master utilizing items you already have in your house. Learn these 7 tricks by TheDanocracy.

Or you can learn this cool card trick by Free Magic Live.

Still intrigued? You can check out additional tricks here. If you want to learn advanced tricks ellusionist has a huge selection of magic programs.

How to break out into amazing dance moves instantly


I remember the first time I went to a cirque de solei show I was completely fascinated by the dancers. The way the movement of their body elicits meaning is unbelievable. Having that particular experience showed me how dance gives people the opportunity to express whatever they want through movements of the body and interaction with music. Everyone has the ability to dance and partake in this universal art form. If you have ever wanted to try out dance give this experiment a shot.

 

I want to share with you one of the best dance performances on SYTYCD I have come across and hope that it inspires you to take up dance for yourself.

To get started follow along to this tutorial by Matt Stefanina. Try practicing in front of a mirror or recording yourself so you can see which moves come easily to you and areas in which you would like to improve on.

FINAL CHOREOGRAPHED DANCE

DANCE TUTORIAL

Some additional resources – If you want to try out some other dance styles you can find an inordinate amount of dances here.

Bonus:  Checkout this tutorial to improve your dance moves instantly.

Keep experimenting to create an awesome life for yourself

Hopefully one of these experiments revealed an interest you would like to explore further that you may not have discovered otherwise.

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you know of someone who may need a little nudge to explore feel free to share.

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