It can be fun to set out each day with the goal of
having an adventure, no matter where you are, and trying to discover how much magic you can see! It's always all around us, everywhere, it's just a matter of us being present and noticing it.
One of the main keys to seeing life as an exciting, wondrous, AWEstruck adventure is using your senses and it begins with simply taking a look around! There are these things called birds flying around in the sky! And speaking of the sky -
sometimes it's blue, sometimes it's pink, sometimes it's orange and red, etc... etc... and if that isn't an amazing enough natural feature to create a feeling of adventure and enhance your day then I don't know what can.
Just tune in to your surroundings.
Stepping outside is a quick way to recenter yourself and tap into your senses but even if you're inside at the office, an easy way to add wonder and adventure to a seemingly mundane day is by taking notice of routine aspects of your day that you may be taking for granted and you can begin by being grateful for your senses. At least you're able to hear that phone ring or hear that "annoying beep" on the fax machine. At least you're able to feel and touch and pick up and use your brain to think about that "dreadful" report that's been driving you nuts for weeks. At least you're able to smell that "awful, burnt-tasting" office coffee. At least you have coffee and at least you can smell it. My point is, wonderment can be found everywhere, even in everyday things.
One habit I've been working on improving is being more mindful as I'm rushing around. I've found that I get caught up in walking super fast from point A to point B and I get stuck in my head while doing it, so I try to catch myself and the very instant I do, the world immediately comes more alive! I feel the warm breeze on my skin (one of my most favorite things EVER), I hear fascinating conversations, the taste of my tea that I has been mindlessly slurping on now becomes much more flavorful, all of a sudden I smell the roasting peanuts from the street cart and all the colors seem brighter. The list can go on and on. The possibilities of ways your day can come more alive and feel like a true, fascinating adventure rather than a boring drag, are absolutely endless. We should never feel bored. Ever.
I want to share a video with you that's definitely an ALY FAV! It is super invigorating, inspiring & fun as this couple takes the term "everyday adventures" to another level...