My passion for adventure
Posted on July 17 2017
Too many people feel unhappy and do not take the initiative to change their situation because they have been conditioned to accept a life based on stability, conventions, and conformity. It may seem that all this gives us is serenity, but in reality, there is nothing more injurious to the adventurous spirit of a man than the idea of a stable future. The essential nucleus of the human soul is the passion for adventure. The joy of living comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater happiness than living with horizons that change without ceasing, with the sun that is new and different every day. If you want to get more out of life, you must give up a safe and monotonous existence.
I am a busy mum, a businesswoman, and I love to be active and go on trips to explore new places. I love to go into the unknown and learn new experiences. It is so therapeutic and gives you perspective when you get caught up in everyday challenges. It lets you think and see what the most important things in life are, which is family and loved ones and making sure we spend quality time with them.
A journey beyond what I see, what I perceive, travel where my thoughts lead me. Travel to know a little more that surrounds me. To travel always because I only have one life to take advantage of.
When I think of adventure, I think of getting away into the mountains, white sand beaches, constant sunlight, and beautiful sunsets and it gave me excitement, a desire. For the most part, I love being outside. I can hear the birds chirping; as I look out toward the ocean I can see the sun reflected on the water’s surface; at times there’s a gentle breeze blowing; and, every so often, a turquoise hummingbird whizzes by. Fortunately for me, it turns out that being outdoors and spending time in nature is good for me.
I actually grew up in the countryside.
My passion for adventure comes from sheer curiosity. The concept of exploring new places is so exciting! It also comes with some benefits unknown to us. First of all, it gives you a break and more importantly, spending time in nature boosts happiness.
Here is a challenge…spend 30 minutes in nature, every day, for 30 days. I tried it and here’s the impact that the challenge had on my health and well-being:
- Significant increase in my sense of well-being.
- I had more energy,
- Feelings of stress and negativity were reduced.
- Less sleep disturbances.
- More productive at work.
- I felt happier.
You will gain a very positive influence on your mindset. Our indoor routines can be monotonous to our brain. We fall into patterns and our brains do not get the kind of stimulation they need to stay sharp. Natural environments create a feeling of novelty and excitement in our minds. Being outdoors allows our minds to wander and imagine themselves in a way that artificial indoor environments just do not.
What activities can you do if you are on an adventurous trip?
A few of many activities are picnics, swimming in the lake, a hill walk, walking on the beach, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing or scrambling (which does not require highly technical skills or equipment)
Thrill seekers do not have to come out of town to challenge their climbing skills - try to climb the rungs of these iconic bridges where you will be rewarded with the best panoramic views in the city.
Use arcs and arrows to fire targets in a restricted and named safe area.
Overnight in tents at a campsite or in a secluded environment.
Larger, open solo or double boats, which are driven by the occupants with a single blade paddle on lakes, canals or rivers.
Walking / Scrambling:
Travel on foot, climb, swim and jump, wear appropriate clothing and use specialist equipment up either a dry or wet canyon / river bed.
Just keep this general rule in mind: If you do not see what you want, go and make it happen in your own way.