When the post-adventure slump starts – that awful period of time with no future trip in sight – it can difficult to satiate our wanderlust. I’m a firm believer that adventure does not require a passport stamp. It’s true! For all of you feeling down in the dumps or just uninspired by your hometown or lack of planned vacations… this post is for you! Here are four simple ways to incorporate more adventure in your life.
Take Advantage Of Your Long Weekends
Simply put, if you have a three day weekend – make the most of it! Research cities or towns an hour or so away, or even make a stay-cation weekend. Google the best delicacies or local haunts tourists would never hear of. Take a serious stab at finding hidden gems within driving distance of your hometown. Dedicate your “off time” to your biggest passion… adventure.
Seek Exploration, Every Day
Take the long route. Hunt for colors. Seek new sights. Photograph the things that make your heart flutter. Find little details you otherwise would have overlooked. Seek exploration – become an observer of your own domain. Every day, try to learn or see something new. The best explorers are one that are hyper vigilant and aware of what encompasses their setting. Do the same in your life. You are the best navigator of your own adventure.
Adapt Your Perspective Of “Adventure”
Reframe the notion that adventure requires a passport in hand, a long flight to a foreign country and cultures. Because the truth is, what was just described is not adventure – it’s simply just travel. Adventure, on the other hand, is a perspective that needs to be embraced. It can happen anytime, anywhere. It can happen on mundane weekdays, it can happen on a long drive to a nearby town, it can happen in a meal or a conversation or a new friendship made. Adventure is yours for the taking – no matter where your two feet are planted.
Become A Student Of Life
When curiosity is your compass, every little thing becomes infinitely inspiring. Adopting a sense of wonder for this world and you’ll find that adventures come from any part of life – the pages of a book, the dappling of light, the histories of art, the creation of recipes. Become a student of the world and prepare yourself. Adventure will invite itself into your life regularly and often, many times without warning. After all, the best adventures are unexpected ones. Aren’t they?
Remember – travel is fantastic. But adventure happens in the magic moments of every day life. You just have to find them! Incorporating more adventure in your life is really just as simple as making it a priority.