For some people, “adventure” could mean going on a holiday tour in Japan. For others, it could mean accepting a job promotion that they never applied for. Or baking a cake for the very first time. The meaning of “adventure” is subjective.
But if there was one thing that was common for every meaning given to it, it’s experiencing something that’s outside your comfort zone. Here are four good reasons that having adventures now and then is good for you.
They Make You Happier
Trying something new may sound like a big risk for some people. But there’s always a sense of satisfaction to be found at the end of every adventure, no matter how apprehensive you were at the beginning. Adventures stir you up and boost the endorphins in your body, making you happier and more content with your life.
They are Great Teachers
No matter what kind of adventure you have, it’s always a new experience. You may go bungee jumping several times, but each jump will have its own story. Adventures teach how to take risks, how to accept failure, and how to deal with change or things that you can’t change.
They Let You Appreciate Life
Adventures let you discover new things about yourself and others. They help you understand the different facets of life and how they affect you. These things can help you look forward to every day, knowing that something new can always happen.
They Build Self-Confidence
Doing something new always involves risk, big or small. And it takes courage and confidence to do it. Going on adventures regularly can build that confidence that will help you get through life as you grow older.
A life that’s lived in a monotonous routine can’t be called life at all. You’ll have to find ways to insert adventure somewhere in between to stir things. And all these reasons will just boil down to one thing, really—self-improvement. For isn’t that what life’s about, anyway?