How can you live a life of adventure?
During my recent trip to South America, I found myself thinking back to my initial trip there, over 15 years ago. I noticed how much more cautious I’ve become – worrying about things that would never have bothered me all those years ago – like “what if my passport gets stolen?” – and I’m nervous about leaving my gorgeous sproodle Buddy at home.
Of course, as I talk about with my clients this additional caution and doubt is normal.
Neuroscience has shown us that our brains become more cautious and negatively biased as we get older.
The real work isn’t about making this doubt and worry disappear – but instead developing a relationship with it – acknowledging it and doing the thing anyway!
I’ve really found that the older I get, the more effort I have to make to seek out and cultivate adventure in my life. Whether it’s taking a new, unknown path, challenging my fear of heights at Go Ape, or traveling somewhere I’ve not been before, I definitely have to make more of an effort to find adventure than I used to.
Despite the doubt it brings up in me these days, I really revel in the feeling of aliveness that adventure brings me.
It brings me back to my body, back to the present moment and makes me braver, more trusting in myself. It gives me the confidence – and the permission – to fail and to fall.
So, where can you find some adventure this week?
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