Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Go to strange new lands? Hike the Appalachian trail or maybe even go rock climbing? Yeah, me too but unfortunately most of us either lack the funds or the time to do these things. However, I believe we can make the time and live simply in order to pursue these passions, thats actually the easy part. However the real issue that holds us back from seeking adventure is fear and the courage to move forward to accomplish these dreams. By incorporating these three habits into your life regularly, you will whet your appetite for adventure and expose yourself to fears to help you overcome them and live life to the fullest!
Go somewhere new once a week– Most people do the same things every weekend. They clean their house, mow the lawn and go out to dinner. But what if each week you committed to going somewhere different? Perhaps a partial day hike or a kayaking trip? Maybe you could drive to a different state for the weekend and see something new. The main thing is to get out of your comfort zone to enjoy something new. Once you make this a habit you will crave more and more adventure and feel exhilarated!
Try something you have never done before once a month. Have you ever wanted to go horseback riding? How about take an art or pottery class? Or perhaps you want to do something a little more daring like jump out of an airplane or rock climbing. We all have those “things” we say we want to do but never get around to trying them. Trying something new can test the waters to see where a passion might be hidden and a new adventure might be waiting.
Break your own rules! So often we live our lives by a schedule and habit. When we become so inflexible and things are so routine, depression can take its toll on our minds and bodies. Breaking your own rules might be taking a day to not look at the clock, to not have a to do list and to just live in such a way that is spontaneous. Give yourself permission to live beyond your own rules and do something different for a day. This might look different for each person, however the idea is to learn how to live more spontaneously and in the moment.
I would love for you to share how you have used these tips in your lives and how they are making a difference! Please share in the comments section below! Go be adventurous today and start really living and experiencing all life has to offer!