Life is a great adventure. In fact, in the words of Helen Keller, “Life is either a great adventure or nothing” so how will you be adventurous?
• Look at change and the transition period that follows each change as an opportunity for growth
• Learn something new every day
• Do something unexpected to make life a great adventure or a small escape: plan a weekend getaway or a grand vacation, create different routines to start or end your day, take the scenic route to work, listen to music in a genre that is not your norm, handwrite a note to someone and tell them how much they mean to you, find a new “favorite” for lunch
• Use both sides of your brain: do math or word puzzles, teach a child “kitchen science,” listen to music, paint
• Apply the skills and experience you have gained through the years to new challenges instead of getting stuck or giving up
• Be willing to explore: disciplines you have had little time for, areas of the world you have always hoped to visit, new hobbies and the friendships they might foster, or a career change are just a few of the possibilities
• Stay positive even in challenging times by being grateful and looking for the good and/or the humorous in situations
• Define what matters most to you and then prioritize your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly activities so you are actually spending time on what you value
• Leave a legacy you can be proud of: pass on family values, traditions, and skills as well as heirlooms
• Help someone else by mentoring, volunteering, or doing random acts of kindness
These are just a sampling of ways to make sure life is a great adventure. I can help you choose others based on the life or work transition you are going through. Which will you choose?