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6 Ways To Add More Adventure Into Your Everyday Life

6 Ways To Add More Adventure Into Your Everyday Life

I’m sure you have already heard the old saying, ‘working all day makes you a dull boy.’ It applies to the workaholics as they spend most of their time in office, all tied up with work and taking out little or no time for themselves. I must say, people will become dull and boring if they won’t take out time for some adventure and extracurricular activities.

To stay healthy, successful and even more productive you need to make outside interest a priority. So, what you’ll be doing from now on? Here’s a list to follow.

1. Take Out Sometime To Go For An Outing

After spending a long day at the office, it’s always good to take a deep breath in the fresh air. It can be regenerative for your body. Try stretching your legs, senses and absorb the healing properties of Nature. As a matter of fact, sitting under fluorescent lights all day long is not good for your health.

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It’s always good to take some time out from a busy schedule and get engaged in the outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, skiing, surfing or bird watching. It helps you gain a new perspective on life. In fact, an hour long walk during lunchtime might be extremely beneficial for your health as well.

2. Get physical

In fact, our bodies aren’t structured to sit all day while hunching over the PC as it will eventually destroy your health. Mayo Clinic Director, Dr, James said, ‘Sitting is the new way of smoking’ Just make sure that you go to the gym daily, or you have a treadmill at home, or you’re up to an in-house exercise routine.

Take out at least 10 minutes from your busy schedule and stretch yourself or do some Yoga while listening FM Radio Online. You can download the tutorials or visit some websites that offer affordable monthly memberships for people who want to live a healthier lifestyle. Movement, no doubt will strengthen your body and mind.

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3. Shake Up Your Routine

To get productive, you need to break your routine. Working on the same schedule every day, can’t stimulate the creative person lying inside you. By putting yourself in a new setting, trying a new skill and visiting an adventurous destination will make you livelier and happier.

You should experience new things, to maintain a bright viewpoint and nurture your inquisitiveness. You just need to expand your interest and believe me; you’ll become a more interesting person, as it’s an attractive trait who wants to keep stepping up the ladder.

4. Be Creative

Staying curious is an art as well. It’s a fact that learning is an ongoing process and is essential to our lives. There are two types of knowledge; either through classroom style or experiential learning.

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Despite nature, you’ll find people expanding their skills. You can plan to have an art class, take up photography classes and much more. You never know which skill will become a requirement at work or creates another revenue generating opportunity for you.

5. Cultivate Friendships

Have you ever seen leaders sitting in their offices all day long? I’m sure not. They stay out and build relationships with prospective customers to help their businesses grow. A great leader never relies on shallow connections.

They’ll  take some time and build deep relationships among those they respect and admire. They don’t mind sharing a meal with the clients, inviting them to a business or charity event, or taking them to the sporting or cultural event. Get together always help in strengthening the bond.

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6. Stay connected with family

We all have the same number of hours in the day, but real leaders always take out some quality time for the people they love. Never be the person who can’t have enough time for their loved ones. Always put family first.

Featured photo credit: The MacDuffie School via macduffie.org

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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