Are you feeling as though you are stuck in a rut? Your daily and weekly routines never change and you start to wonder just what life holds for you in the future? If you do, not to worry as you are not alone. Hundreds of people feel the same way and are looking for a way out. There is a simple answer to this and that is to get adventurous!
Honestly, when was the last time you tried something new? A new food, a new hobby or even watched a new TV show? Routines make you feel safe and this is why it is so easy for people to slip into this type of habit. You feel safe and secure and know there is nothing hiding around the corner, waiting to jump out at you.
Routines are great to have. They can keep you on schedule and allow you to be productive. But what about doing something new? Wouldn’t this add some excitement and fun to your life?
There is no doubt that you must feel daring and adventurous at some point. The question is do you act on these feelings and thoughts? If not, why not? When daring thoughts enter your mind it is your self-conscious thoughts that are generating these ideas. So deep down, you must be wishing to be a little adventurous, sometimes!
When these ideas pop into your head it is common to quickly dismiss them. The words risky, dangerous, difficult and daring probably have you dispelling taking any further action.
The next time an adventurous idea crops up, don’t dispel it immediately. Instead take the time to really consider if this is something you could do. Write down all the reasons for taking the adventure, and then those for not taking it. Then compare the two sides and see which one really makes sense. Quite often the pros will outweigh the cons.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to change up your routine by adding in a little fun and excitement. In fact it can be extremely healthy to do something different now and again.
You can broaden your horizons and gain experience by taking on a new challenge. Plus doing something different is a great way to reduce stress and boredom in your life.
So if you are feeling way too comfortable with your regular routines. Consider adding a little adventure into your life.
Randy Bett is the author of three books – 7 Secrets of Real Estate Investing, Investing in Real Estate Sucks Unless… and The Value Driven Approach To Sell Real Estate.
He is also a retired high school teacher and former Saskatchewan farm kid. He now writes, speaks and coaches full time. He is happily married and has 2 children and 2 grandaughters. He lives in Red Deer, Alberta.