Lets face it, sometimes life can get a little dull. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Nor should it be! That’s why we here at The Adventure Core have come up with a few ways to spice things up a bit. Let’s not waste any time and jump right in!
What is adventure?
Before we can get into how to really make our lives more adventurous, let’s take a close look at what adventure actually is and why making your life more adventurous is a worthy pursuit.
An Adventurous Life Includes:
Excitement – When everyday is an adventure, there is no room for the word “boring”. True adventures hardly no the meaning of such a word
Discomfort – On of the key elements of living an adventurous lifestyle is discomfort. Getting out of your comfort zone can be hard, but we can talk more about that later…
Growth – Adventurers are hungry to become something more than they are, they are no strangers to self improvement.
Experience – All that adventure tends to give people unique experience that most of the world never gets to have.
Why would I want to live an adventurous lifestyle?
The life of an adventurer yields many benefits. Those who seek adventure find more happiness, growth and satisfaction in life. Our lives were not meant to be spent in a box, they were meant to be experienced and even enjoyed. For some, including myself, adventure it’s self is life. It gives us meaning and helps us find purpose in this sometimes crazy world.
The Adventure Model:
Hopefully by this point you are sold on the idea of striving to live a more adventurous life style, but we’re not done yet. We still need to discuss how that is possible. Many people don’t have the time or money to spend on grand adventures across the globe, so how can they still live a constant adventure?
1. Control your Mind set
The first thing anyone needs to do to become more adventurous is to change their mind set. Adventure opportunities have a way of presenting themselves to those that look for them. When it comes down to it, whether or not your day is more exciting wills stem from your desire for it to be such.
2. Seek the Unknown
Once your desire is present, it becomes time to look for opportunities to get out of your comfort zone. To adventure, you need to step out of your day to day routine and explore the unknown. Try taking a new route to work. If you normally take an elevator, use the stairs instead. Take some time to go on a run or even a walk. Talk to a random stranger. The opportunity to make our lives more exciting lie all around us, but too often we ignore them and stay with what is safe. Get out of your comfort zone!
3. Do nice things
If you want to spice up your life, doing something nice for someone is a great way to start. It won’t make you too uncomfortable, you’ll feel happy for having helped someone, and there is a good chance that those you helped will return the favor at a random time in a different way.
4. Never Give up
Keeping a positive attitude and getting out of your comfort zone can be rough, especially when you first start out, but don’t worry, this is normal and will become easier with time. Don’t give up on the lifestyle you want just because it is difficult to achieve. Most often those things worth gaining to not come without a price. Are you willing to pay it? One way I stay motivated is by watching popular adventurous YouTubers online a few of the ones that I like are listed below.