Create Your Life of Adventure, Part 4

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR LIFE OF ADVENTURE

How to Create Your Life of Adventure is a 5-part series created to guide you on a journey to choose adventure every day in pursuit of the life you deeply desire and love. It is never too late to become more adventurous, especially in pursuit of your dreams. Start your adventure journey today!
 
New to the series? Read the previous parts here:
 

Part 4: Practical Ways to Choose Adventure

It's time to get practical!
 
Many of us believe adventure involves doing something epic or extreme. While an adventure may involve one or both of these, here at Leavenworth Adventures it’s more about the adventure perspective - seeing life as an adventure and choosing adventure in all areas of your life.
 
Here in Part 4, I will help you think of practical ways to choose adventure at home and away. I encourage you to start right where you are, wherever that may be. If that means starting small and simple, that's OK. It doesn't have to be anything big or complicated. Or, if you are feeling really motivated and want to make a big step, go for it. You need to start at the place that is right for you, and that will look different for everyone.
 
With that said, I really want to stress how important it is to NOT compare your level of adventure with anyone else's.

Don't Compare Adventures

I know how easy it is to get caught up in the comparison game, especially when scrolling through Instagram but don’t. Don’t let yourself go there. Don’t compare where you are on this adventure journey with anyone else. An activity familiar and comfortable to one person might be a new and exhilarating adventure to you.
 
Everyone’s journey starts somewhere different, will look different, and will have a different ending. This is about you and your life, not someone else’s. You want your adventure journey to be true to who you are and where you want to go.
"Don't try to be someone else or do someone else's brave thing." - Annie Downs. Shared at Leavenworthadventures.com

Let's Get Practical

Now it’s time to brainstorm practical ways to choose adventure. I put together three lists of suggestions in the following three categories: Home, Outdoors, and Travel. Take a look and make sure you add your own ideas to the list.

Practical Ways to Choose Adventure at Home

Choose adventure to create the home and life you deeply desire and love!
 
Here are some practical ways you can choose adventure at home today:
 
  • DIY Project: Figure out the plan. Buy the necessary items. Start.
  • Decorating: Search Pinterest. Create a design board. Determine next steps.
  • Gardening: Put together a plan. Buy seeds or starts. Plant and see what happens.
  • Cooking: Cook new recipes. Try a new vegetable or seasoning. Try a new cuisine.
  • Baking: Bake, Bake, Bake, Bake, Bake, Bake. 😀
  • Entertaining: Invite friends over for dinner. Throw a party. Plan a friend's shower.
  • Photography: Take a class. Read a photography book. Take lots of pictures.
  • Art: Buy art supplies. Take a class. Go to a "paint and sip” night. Learn.
  • Reading: Make a book list. Join a book club. Turn off the TV.
  • Writing: Write 5 minutes a day or 30 minutes a day. Type and handwrite.
  • Work: Look for a new job. Start a blog. Start your photography business. 
  • Add your own here...

Practical Ways to Choose Adventure Outdoors

Choose adventure to explore outdoors and participate in outdoor activities!
 
 Here are some practical ways you can choose adventure outdoors today:
 
  • Snowshoeing: Go snowshoeing for the first time. Explore a new area. Go at night.
  • Skiing: Visit a new area. Sign up for ski lessons. Go on a ski trip.
  • Biking: Rent a bike. Go mountain biking. Sign up for a training session.
  • Backpacking: Go overnight backpacking. Plan a through hike.
  • Hiking: Hike a new trail. Plan a new/different hike every weekend.
  • Rock Climbing: Take lessons at an indoor climbing gym. Check out a new crag.
  • Rafting: Sign up to go rafting this summer. Sign up to be a raft guide.
  • Paddleboarding: Rent a paddle board for a day. Paddleboard in a new area.
  • Outdoor Playgroup: Join an outdoor playgroup or start your own.
  • Attend a local outdoor event, movie showing or trip report.
  • Add your own here...

Practical Ways to Choose Adventure Traveling

Choose adventure to explore and experience the world! 
 
Here are some practical ways you can choose adventure traveling:
 
  • Plan a trip to a place you have never been before.
  • Use a tourist book or tour guide.
  • Don’t use a tourist book or tour guide.
  • Fully explore and experience the place you visit.
  • Experience a new restaurant or a new cuisine.
  • Experience the tourist activities and places.
  • Experience the local activities and places.
  • Use your eyes, ears, smell, and taste to fully experience everything.
  • See everything, but also rest and enjoy what’s happening around you.
  • Add your own here...

Choose Adventure Today

Have you been thinking or talking about doing any of the above for a while, but haven’t done anything about it?
 
Now's the time!
 
It doesn't have to be dangerous. It doesn't have to be something no one else has done. It doesn't have to be something untouchable or something that will take a long time to accomplish.
 
It just has to be adventurous for you!
 
Choose adventure in one of the above areas this week, either one of my suggestions or one of the ideas you come up with, and see what happens.
"You're off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way." - Dr. Seuss. Shared by Leavenworthadventures.com
Everyone has to start somewhere, but the key is you have to START. You have to make the first move. No one can make it for you. No one can force you.

So what will it be?

Join me and choose adventure today,

Corene at Leavenworth Adventures

 

Continue reading the series: How to Create Your Life of Adventure, Part 5: Continue Your Adventure Journey!

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