Now, I know that some people might see 'trying new things and experiences' as being something huge as bungee jumping, skydiving or doing something that may scare us a bit, but that doesn't have to be the case at all.
Trying something new could be something as simple as having something completely new and different for dinner, trying another route on your daily walk or run, or even just exploring a whole new place with the family. National Experience Week is a week to encourage a love of trying new things - the big and the small - and having a great time doing them all too, and I don't know what could be better than that.
These past few weeks I've been trying lots of new things - believe me, I never thought I'd be sitting on the side of a cliff with my four year old in tow, but you know what, it was glorious and actually so peaceful! I also never thought that I'd be out jogging in public, but I've done that this week and it was actually fine, I even made my route longer to get a better workout.
I'm all for trying everything at least once and I hope to instill this love of living and experiencing new things into my children too. They already love exploring new places on our family days out and my eldest is a right adventure seeker - the boy has no fear! He's someone I can envision cage diving with great white sharks one day, he's crazy!
Going out of your comfort zone once and a while can really lead to great things - you may even end up discovering a love for the new things your trying, which you otherwise would never have known about and what could be more perfect than that?
Into the Blue currently have a fantastic prize up for grabs in their National Experience Week competition. One lucky winner will win their wishlist of experiences up to the value of £1000 - absolutely amazing, think of all the amazing memories you could make with that! Two runners up will also win a £100 Into the Blue voucher.
To enter for a chance to win these amazing prizes, all you have to do is go to the Into the Blue website and create your Experience Wishlist. You can choose from a whole variety of experiences, from the relaxing to the adventurous and everything in between, meaning that there really is something for everyone to try.
For more information and to create your very own Experience Wishlist and enter the competition, simply head to the Into the Blue National Experience Week competition page.
Here is my experience wishlist. I've kept it doable but these are things that I really do want to do, especially that spa day, I desperately need one. I'm run ragged these days and need the relaxation.
Have a (well-deserved!) spa day
Visit all of the Channel Islands (Jersey and Sark again this summer)
Ride on a motorbike
Go for afternoon tea
Climb a mountain
Visit a new continent (fingers crossed for Africa next year)
Go to the lowest point in Ireland
Run a 5k
Visit and photograph the Burren, Cliffs of Moher and Co. Kerry.
What would be on your experience wishlist?