It’s easy to feel a bit #overit after a long week at work, but these simple ways of adding more adventure to your life will get you out of your rut in no time.
There’s no need to travel half way around the world to shake up your daily routine – just a few minor changes can make all the difference.
Here are five ways to bring adventure into your everyday life.
1. Take advantage of your lunch break
This is your chance to escape the office and recharge before the afternoon. Visit a nearby gallery, go for a run or catch up with a friend. Do some shopping, treat yourself to some sweets or have a picnic in the park. Whatever you do, make sure it’s fun.
2. Be creative with your commute
A rush hour commute to work tops many people’s list for most stressful time of day, but they’re also repetitive and boring. Liven it up by mapping out a new route to work, whether you’re walking, cycling, driving or using public transport. Maybe get off a stop or two early and walk the rest of the way. Unglue yourself from your phone and take the time to notice the beautiful things around you.
3. Become an early riser
Okay, so we know that dragging yourself out of bed at the crack of dawn isn’t always the most appealing thing. But think about everything you could get done in that time! Even if you set your alarm just 30 minutes earlier, take your time getting to work and relish the empty tube or roads. Stop in at your favourite coffee shop and enjoy a chat with your barista.
4. …Or become a night owl
You might be tempted to descend into a Netflix binge after a gruelling day at the office, but resist the urge and force yourself to go out. Meet your friends for a drink, go to a gig or just take a walk with a loved one. YOLO!
5. Get to know someone new
It’s so easy to stay within the same circle of friends and see the same people day in day out, but stepping out of your comfort zone can make a big difference when you’re in a rut. Find a new hobby and sign up for a class, join a gym or running club, or pick a charity you care about and start volunteering. There are tons of ways to meet people online and off, so don’t be shy!
6. If all else fails, plan a last minute holiday
If numbers 1-5 haven’t changed things up as much as you’d like, you may be in need of a getaway. No funds? No problem! Check out our awesome guide to travelling-on-the-cheap (no parents required) here.