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7 surefire ways to get a bit more adventure into your life.

Need a boost to get out of your rut?

We all know it’s incredibly easy to slip into a mundane routine.

Get up. Eat breakfast. Go to work. Come home. Eat dinner. Bed.

But it doesn’t have to be like that day in, day out. There are many people out there who just don’t accept this reality and who make a real effort to mix up the day so their life doesn’t fall into this pattern.

And really, just the slightest change in your routine can bring so much more adventure into your life. These changes can start small until you build up to something that’s much more exciting than the day-to-day routine you might have become accustomed to.

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“It doesn’t have to be like that day in, day out.” Image via iStock.

These are just a few things you can do to get a bit more adventure in your life, slowly, until you find yourself getting a thrill out of your everyday routine.

1. Turn off your phone/computer.

What did I say? Start slowly. Going offline is one of the easiest ways to squeeze in a bit more adventure in your life. It forces you to take a look at the world around you and to start to be a bit more imaginative when finding things to entertain you.

It’s not the same as jumping out of an aeroplane, sure, but it’s a start.

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“Going offline is one of the easiest ways to squeeze in a bit more adventure in your life.” Image via iStock.
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 Just as an FYI, this post is sponsored by Tech Trades Navy. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.

2. Sign up to a new sport.

Think outside the box. There are so many different and enjoyable sports that you can play that won’t even feel like exercise. To get you started, look into the following: ultimate Frisbee, hula hooping, laughter yoga, trapeze school, and rock climbing. You’re welcome.

As an added bonus, you get free endorphins. So many benefits.

3. Make an exotic meal.

Give yourself a little extra time to cook, find a recipe that looks delicious, and get cooking. It will make you feel (if only for a moment) like you’re in another country, and you get a tasty meal out of it. Everybody wins.

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“Give yourself a little extra time to cook.” Image via iStock.

4. Go on a day excursion in your city.

This is a tad cliché, but oh so worth it. Cities have so much to offer, but often it’s only strangers who make the effort to see it.

Look up events that are happening on any given weekend, write a list of the places you haven’t been yet, put the whole day aside, and go. When you start to view your city from this different perspective, it can feel like you’ve flown halfway across the world.

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Related: The woman who tricked her entire family into thinking she was on the other side of the world.

5. Spectate at a sport you’ve never been to.

This seems to be getting a little sport-heavy, I know. But there’s a reason. Even if you’re not the biggest sport junkie, just watching a game can put you in an electric atmosphere that you’re usually not exposed to.

Hearing people collectively chant together can be exhilarating and energising, and when a team you’re barracking for scores a point, the adrenaline hit is second to none.

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“Even if you’re not the biggest sport junkie, just watching a game can put you in an electric atmosphere that you’re usually not exposed to.” Image via iStock.

6. Take an unusual holiday.

As I said, this list is a build-up. Taking an unusual holiday requires a little more preparation, but for obvious reasons, it’s a sure-fire way to get a bit more adventure in your life.

Some suggestions are: trekking through Nepal, snowmobiling in Alaska, heli-biking in New Zealand, seeing the bright lights of Iceland. Just some ideas to get you started…

Related: “Babies have made my friends boring.”

7. Find a new job.

This is the big one. When you can’t seem to find any adventure in your life and when you’ve tried everything but still keep slipping into that same routine, it might be time to change it up.

Look for a job that has in-built adventure, that’s challenging and flexible, and where you feel like you’re actually making a difference in the world.

It seems easier said than done, and of course it is. But these jobs do exist – it just takes an open mind to find them.

 How do you get more adventure into your life?

These movies should get you inspired for a bit of adventure.

 

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