Turn left instead of right

Are you bored, tired of the daily grind? Burnt out, bummed out? Or just zoned out? Why not seek out a little adventure?

Skydiving or parasailing may not be in your bailiwick, but that’s not a problem. Adventure doesn’t have to be big – just shake things up a little. All you need is a little curiosity and imagination.

The experts tell us that even small changes to daily routines can make a positive difference in your creativity and happiness. Boost energy levels and generally infuse a little stimulation into your life.

What do you think? Couldn’t it be fun to mix it up a bit? Do something new? Some place new to have coffee. Some place new to buy your groceries. A new little book store, gift shop or clothing boutique. Take a different route home. It can be little quickies. Simple things.

Get in your car and drive somewhere new. Stuck in the house? Make yourself a cup of tea and imagine you’re sipping that cuppa with the Queen, the Dalai Lama or Elizabeth Gilbert. Whatever floats your boat. Have fun. Let yourself daydream.

You could be a tourist in your own city. Jump on one of those hop on/hop off tour buses or buy a city guide book and check out the different attractions and neighbourhoods. Take public transit from one end of the route to the other. See what you can see.

Take a walk on the, ever so slightly, wild side. Explore. Turn left instead of right. Enjoy!

Tell us what you find? What little adventure did you take today? We’d love to hear your tale. Share in the comments below.

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  • You’ve reminded me, now that I’m vored with my usual walking routes close to my house, of the way I explored the city when I first moved here last fall. A few times, I took a bus to a different neighbourhood and wandered there. I found beauty, great spots for lunch, and learned to navigate here at a deeper level…understand the people even.

    Time to get back to that…

  • These are great ideas. I like the suggestion to make small changes to my daily routine. Thanks, Caroline!

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