Sure, we can easily get comfortable with snuggling on the sofa and watching the latest blood-pumping TV show. But before you begin feeling the symptoms of chronic fatigue, you’ll want to try changing up your habits. Mixing and matching a variety of unpredictable activities and infusing your daily routine with energy-boosting behaviors can truly turn your life around. If you are looking for a kernel of inspiration to alter your quality of life, check out these five adventurous (yet safe) activities that will enrich your daily life.
More power to you!
There’s hardly anything to intimidate you when you have plenty of life experience under your belt. Do you dare to venture abroad and volunteer or find work in a completely different environment? Absolutely. Do you want to embark on a hiking tour along the Appalachian trail? More power to you! The key is to think outside the box, but avoid doing anything that might compromise your health or overall wellbeing.
1. Savor the (safe) wilderness
In short, as long as you know your limits, you should feel comfortable to experiment. For example, immersing yourself in the wilderness is much safer than it used to be only twenty years ago. The well-kept trails, the abundance of adventurers and park officers, as well as the proliferation of camp-ground infrastructure, enable you to savor the wildest of landscapes. Then there’s also widely used equipment for all kinds of outdoor activities and the communication tech that keeps us safe. Even a kayaking trip can be safe for a complete newbie, as long as you adhere to the safety guidelines.
Furthermore, spending time surrounded by vast nature has also been proven by the scientific community to do wonders for your immunity and longevity!
2. Attend cultural events where you can mingle with truly enriching people
Your social connections are directly connected to your overall psychological and physical wellbeing. Being a part of a dedicated and faithful core-group of friends is something to treasure, but where’s the adventure in that? A dynamic social landscape will not only give you an exciting opportunity to meet new people, but also infuse your life with unique cultural and intellectual perspectives. If you live in a sizeable city (or near one), you can keep track of the cultural events where people are encouraged to mingle and share experiences. By doing this, you will not only stay in touch with the zeitgeist, but surely make some valuable new friends.
3. Become a daring cook
It’s fairly easy to get a fun and tasty meal these days for a reasonable price. But just filling up is not the point. Even when preparing our meals, we tend to strip them down to the basics and repeat the same boring routine over and over again.
Maybe it’s high time you browsed the Internet for a treasure trove of creative new recipes you can try out by yourself. The kitchen can be an adventurous space if you choose to become a daring cook. Likewise, visiting local markets and looking for the necessary ingredients for your outlandish meals with aromas that come from all traditions around the globe can be a cheerful ‘spice-up’ to your life.
4. Dabble in some creative writing
Creativity is intrinsic to human beings; after all, it is the cornerstone of art and civilization. Have you ever wondered if you had the mettle to dabble in some creative writing and even dare to publish some of your work? Maybe you don’t want to aim that high, at least for now.
Either way, the sheer act of creative writing – whether it’s a text with autobiographical overtones, complete fiction, or somewhere in between – is an exciting endeavor. Plus, it can also be an incredible emotional outlet and a tool for gaining more insight into certain aspects of your life.
5. Take a class and learn about something that interests you
One of the wonderful things about the 21st century is that we have more platforms and opportunities for learning than ever before. Maybe you can enroll in an online class and tackle the subject that has always interested you, or venture out downtown to participate in an active, live environment with people who share your interests. One of the humanistic duties of all individuals is to keep on expanding our minds for as long as we live, since every educated brain represents an invaluable asset to the world.
The main reason it becomes so easy to fall into a routine is that we rarely even notice it is happening. Humans are creatures of habit, and we like our small comforts – so much that we tend to expand upon the activities that ring safe until they completely overtake our lives. This is why it’s so important to keep on your toes and mix up your daily routine with some refreshing habits and activities. That will certainly help keep you inspired and full of joie de vivre.
This guest post was graciously provided by Caitlin Evans. Caitlin is a bookworm, photographer and dancer. She is also a graphic designer, but that one is on hold at the moment. When she is not trying to find the meaning of life and Universe, Cate is researching and writing about various lifestyle related topics. She is happily addicted to art in all its forms, grilled tofu and caffeine.