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Back in January, I made a promise to myself that I would go on more adventures. I didn't define how big/small/far away/exciting the adventure had to be ... but kept the definition open-ended. And I have to say, taking that time and keeping that open-ended promise to myself has been amazing.
One of the best things about adventures (big & small), is that they get you out of your comfort zone. And some seriously amazing things can happen out there. When you're out of your comfort zone, whether in a new city or just traveling a new route home, it makes you think in a way you may never have before. It challenges your brain to adapt, maybe work a little harder, and see things differently.
It's so easy to get wrapped up in the everyday chaos, demands, and ups-and-downs of life to the point where it gets to be an overwhelming, energy zapping cycle. When I'm stuck, in a rut or just plain uninspired, I've found that simply by changing my surroundings for a few hours or a few days can completely refresh my mind and change my perspective. I take myself on a mini adventure, and I come back inspired.
Change your surroundings to change your outlook. Even if just for a few minutes. It's really pretty simple, no?
Have you gone on any (big or small) adventures this year? I'd love to hear!