Hola! Danke! Howdy! Konichiwa! Typically, a greet goes around the street. It is a great way to jumpstart a conversation. It is essential to pick up some local slang to communicate on our travels as it keeps the doors open to new adventures ahead. Breathe in new air, try out the local delicacy and meet new communities. A short getaway is effective for a quick recharge from our day-to-day lives. The uncharted adventure ahead will keep us wanting more in future as it highlights moments in our lives.
Each adventure that we go through allows us to be more courageous. It resets our engine and motivates us to work hard again to achieve our goals. Life can get tedious in the long run, and we all need a little bit of excitement to keep us moving forward.
What is an Adventure?
Many of us have different perspectives on adventures, usually relating them to an unusual, exciting, or daring experience. What comes to mind immediately are moments filled with thrilling activities. We look for the adrenaline rush, feelings some may feel uncomfortable yet rewarding. It is a contradicting phenomenon. The adrenaline rush also comes with a sense of achievement, enabling us to feel proud of the leap of faith we took to make the bold move. However, we do not need to jump off a cliff to get the adrenaline going. Adventures come in many forms.
Trying Out Something New.
Speaking to strangers is a new experience, especially in a foreign land. Listening to their stories itself is a vicarious pleasure. It allows us to feel the thrill and excitement of another adventurer. Exchanging fun episodes gives us the chance to dive deep into different lives, inspiring us to kickstart our own adventures.
Today, starting a new adventure is more accessible than we thought. Get a piece of paper and write down the itinerary of things we have always been forgoing. For example, jungle trekking, cycling between cities, rock climbing, flying a plane or even scuba diving. Plan ahead and use one weekend in a month to achieve your adventures.
Take baby steps. Enrol in a course to learn the ropes and practice. Through unfamiliar experiences, it provides us with a sense of reward as we take a step into the unknown. What matters more is we step out of our comfort zone. There will always be a first, and being first is always not an easy experience. The first try of exotic food, the first ski down the Alps, the first trip to the Amazon, the first hike up Everest, the first dive into the Pacific Ocean, etc. All these brand new experiences are challenges.
Benefits of Adventuring.
Being in nature rejuvenates our souls. Viewing majestic landscapes or admiring the beauty of mother nature improves our mental state. Scenes of natural habitat reduce anxiety, stress and fear. In the process, it keeps our blood pressure within range, heart beatings at an optimum rate and muscles relaxed, as proven by public health researchers. Embarking on an adventure allows us to foster new friendships. We thrive better in a community, and while we adventure together, it helps us form healthy relationships. These moments together etch in our memories, enabling us to tell a tale for future adventurers too.
Travelling allows us to experience other cultures. We get to learn new skills, even the art of brewing green tea in the land of the rising sun, Japan or haggling in the streets of China. The opportunity to experience something new may not be present if we stay comfortable within our zones. In the end, it is a sense of accomplishment that most adventurers seek. It is an unspoken truth, but to take a step out and into the wilderness is a courageous effort itself.
The Best Adventure is the Unplanned One.
They say spontaneous outing is the best event, such as going on a road trip with the right bunch of friends. Literally, there is no destination being set. On top of that, random train rides bring us to la-land. The exhilaration when we surrender ourselves to fate, where uncertainty leads us. Planning too much in advance might stop us from challenging ourselves. Instead, we just need a little push and the audacity to take some risks. Life becomes more colourful with tiny bits of adventures. The takeaway is to not fear the new challenge. Start off with taking baby steps and letting them flourish in our life.
That’s the spirit of RZE- Redefine The Zenith of Exploration. We want whoever reads this article to redefine their adventure. Go on a new exploration to discover their unique journey. Stop interpreting the word ‘adventure’ rigidly. Ultimately, reach another apex of their life. Embrace the adventure and share your experience!