Mixing it up is even more about inward change than it is outward. Just as you examine what foods you eat, what music you listen to, and where you shop; it is a good idea to examine what you believe -- especially what you believe about yourself.
I have never thought of myself as a jogger. "I'm not built for it" has been my common refrain. "I prefer to walk." "Running can be bad for you." So many stories I kept telling myself about why I couldn't do it.
Last night, I was feeling anxious and shut in. Even though it was after 9pm, I went out for a walk around beautiful Greenlake. Listening to The Streets, I found myself wanting to move faster. Just like, that I was jogging. I jogged on and off for at least half of the 2.8 mile inner circuit. It felt great, but better than the physical rush was the empowering mental rush of realizing that I am a jogger.
Maybe you're secretly a jogger like me. Maybe you're a writer. Maybe you're a social activist, or maybe you're someone who actually likes brussels sprouts. You will never know until you challenge your assumptions. Don't sell yourself short by continuing to listen to the same stories. Mix it up, and examine the stories you tell yourself about yourself!