Are you stuck in a rut? Sometimes with the every day stresses of work, family, and housework, we can end up feeling a little down, or like something is missing. While having a routine is helpful, often that very routine can makes us feel down in the dumps, and leave us wondering where the adventure is in our life.
However adding a little adventure to your life is easy, and you’ll find that the more you do it, the more you want to take chances, step outside of your comfort zone, and be more adventurous than you’ve been before.
Here are some ways you can live a more adventurous life:Say yes
How many times has someone come to you with a slightly scary, but great idea, and you’ve been “too busy” to do it? Instead of saying no to adventure, begin saying yes. This means that if someone asks you to go skydiving, the answer is yes. If your friend wants to head to Vietnam to travel by motorbike next year? You should be buying a ticket. A life of adventure isn’t going to happen while you’re sitting on the couch, so if you want to make your life more exciting you’ll need to make an effort and be the type of person people can come to with their crazy ideas.
Make home a place of adventure
Your home should be restful, but if you’ve lived there for a long time it can also become somewhere where boredom likes to strike. Instead of collapsing on the couch at the end of a long day and turning on the TV, why not go out of your way to get that adrenalin flowing? Try an online game like Ramesses Riches which is sure to be an exciting way to spend a few hours, and something to look forward to after a long day at work.Get outdoors
It’s a sad fact, but most of the time adventure won’t be happening while you’re stuck at home. Get online and find out where the best hikes are around your area, and be sure to take a camera. Take up a new hobby like horseback riding or scuba diving, and you’ll also find yourself meeting likeminded people which will increase your chances of having more adventures in the future.
Traveling is one of the best ways to be adventurous. Not only will you be forced to try new things, like food, language, and activities, but you’ll find yourself growing as a person, and becoming more confident.
The trick is to try a destination which is slightly uncomfortable. That means if you usually go to Paris, it’s time to try Cambodia, and if you only stick to English speaking countries, it’s a good idea to head somewhere like China or Latin America, where you’ll be forced to find different ways to communicate (tip: interpretive dance works well). Save some money, book a flight, and just leave. You won’t regret it.