Did you wake up this morning thinking, “You know what I’d like to do today? Walk blindfolded off the side of a cliff!”
Yeah, didn’t think so.
The unknown is a frightening thing, and doing something you’ve never done before sometimes really can feel as scary as walking into a dark cave without a flashlight. This goes for everything from moving to a new city to trying a bold new shade of lipstick. It certainly applies to starting a new exercise regimen or walking into a fitness class you’ve never done before. Humans are designed to be adaptable–so why are we so resistant to change?