You say “I can’t afford to live life adventurously,” we say “rubbish!”
You don’t have to be a millionaire to be adventurous. Sure, if you’ve got dreams of travelling the globe for a year, then you’ll certainly need to save up some money. But, adventures needn’t be year-long or expensive: anyone can live life adventurously, whatever their budget.
We read an interesting article the other day that summed-up adventures perfectly as “something enjoyable, unique and a departure from your routine.” You don’t need to travel halfway across the world to ‘depart from your routine.’ The best adventures can be had a little closer to home, and for little or no cost.
Living adventurously is living spontaneously. Being adventurous means embracing randomness, breaking from your routine and doing things you wouldn’t normally do. Adventures aren’t just adrenaline-fuelled activities like bungee jumping, white-water rafting and skydiving. Adventures can be as small as taking up a new hobby, trying to cook a new dish for your loved ones, or visiting somewhere new. Here are some ways you can start having more mini-adventures…today!
Make a list
Grab a pen and some paper and start writing down all the things you want to try; whether you want to visit a distant relative, learn a new language or climb a mountain (or all three). Then, one by one, make them happen!
You can add to your list whenever you think of a new thing you want to try; it will become your go-to guide for all things adventure.
Step out of your comfort zone
We like staying within our comfort zone because, well, it’s very commutable there. But, your comfort zone prevents you from trying new things. By never stepping out of it, you’ll find it extremely difficult to live an adventurous lifestyle.
Tear down your comfort zone and, in the wise words of Baz Luhrmann, “do one thing every day that scares you.”
Joining a club or organisation is a great way to try something new. If you’ve always wanted to play netball, see if there’s a local club you can join. Or, if you’ve always been interested in arts and crafts, how about having a go at making your own pottery?
It doesn’t matter what you are interested in, there will always be a club out there that you can join. They are a great way to experience new things, and you’re likely to make some good friends there, too.
Be a ‘yes’ person
Are you constantly turning down offers and invites from friends and family? Well, stop! You need to change from a ‘no, thanks’ person to a ‘yes, please’ person – doing this will open the door to endless new opportunities and experiences.
So, you’ve got your list, you’ve done a little research; when do you start? Now! Organising your next adventure will only take a few minutes, so act now!
Is a Go Ape Tree Top Adventure on your list? If it’s not, then it should be! Our forest doors open on the 14th of February, so book your next adventure with us today.