We all need something to look forward to.
We need fun and excitement to counterbalance our serious routines.
We need some adventure to feel alive!
Adventure certainly means different things to you and me, and we crave it in different doses. To me, it has to do with travel, with new places and experiences. If I stay put for too long, stuck in routine, having nothing cool to look forward to, I get restless.
But we can’t just pack up and leave when feeling bored (unfortunately). So I’ve been exploring new ways to add more spark to our lives:
1. Look around you with fresh eyes
As children, most of the world surrounding us was new and surprising. We were curious, we wondered, we explored, we played. Remember to have fun.
2. Go to an animal park
It will give you that feeling of being far away. You’ll relax, forget about your to-do list and the city noise. Plus, animals are amazing!
Find the closest park, forest or beach. Turn off the internet on your phone. Turn on your ears, open your eyes, breathe consciously.
Adventure means getting out of your comfort zone! You might not have reception, electricity or even a toilet, but make sure you have amazing nature and books (and wine) on your camping trip!
5. Have an exotic meal
Next time you eat out, try a different cuisine! Thai? Greek? Congolese? Brazilian? If you like cooking, try an unusual recipe and invite friends over!
Spend a day walking around a town you’ve never been before. Find out what the best local food and drinks are. Window shop. Sit down and people-watch.
7. Go to a show you love
Live performances always make me feel good. One of my favorites is Cirque du Soleil – it’s the closest thing to magic I know.
8. Book the cheapest flight
This requires you to be… well, adventurous! Choose a date you want to travel and just find the cheapest destination available. That’s how we’re going to Geneva on NYE!
When you spread little bits of excitement in your life, they’ll attract more and more.
What adventure are you going on TODAY?