Conquer Your World Series: Upping the Adventure in your Day to Day Life
Wake up, workout, stare at a computer for eight hours, run errands, eat dinner, watch TV, go to bed. Sound familiar? You don’t have to hop a plane out of the country to get a thrill, so here are a few ways to inject adventure into your daily life.
Learn something new Bellydance, build a bench, bake a cake. Throw yourself into learning something new. With the invention of this thing called the internet, you don’t need to shell out cash or even leave the house (though professional training might be helpful for some adventures). Youtube is full of tutorials on everything from fishtail braiding your hair to becoming a ninja warrior. Test your boundaries Where have you set limits in your life and how can you push past them? If you did 5 push-ups during your last workout decide you can do 10. Don’t try to do 10 push-ups, don’t make an attempt...just do it. Other ways to test your boundaries: ask that cute guy on a date, conquer your fear of heights with rock climbing (or a trapeze!), tell your boss why you deserve a raise. Right now I’m testing my boundaries by putting my body through the hell known as P90X. Get a thrill Bungee jumping, sky driving, whitewater rafting...what sort of heart-stopping adventure does your city offer? Within a few hours of my house I can: ride a hot air balloon, go scuba diving, learn to eat fire & walk on stilts, ride my bike through steep and treacherous trails, and ride some of the worlds tallest & fastest roller coasters. Go after what you want What’s even more thrilling & terrifying than jumping out of a plane?? Choosing a big goal and charging full speed toward it. Decide what it is you want to accomplish, buy a giant whiteboard, write out a plan (include dates and numbers), and then do one thing every day to move yourself ahead. Live a life worth blogging about Whenever I’m feeling stuck and bored I remind myself to live a life worth writing about. If you’re having a lame life today, make a plan to do something exciting tomorrow. You don’t have to go on some grandiose adventure to create a more exciting life. Do something small each week to break up the monotony, give your brain a workout or make your heart race. Sarah is a web designing circus performer based just outside Detroit. She's been nursing an internet addiction since age 13 and working professionally as a designer since 2005. In 2012 she escaped her corporate job to get back to what she loves – working on creative projects with bloggers and small businesses. When not glued to her computer, she can be found swinging from the trapeze, lyra and aerial silks with The Weird Sisters Circus.