Adventure doesn’t always mean climbing a mountain or going bungee jumping. It can simply mean doing something unexpected and out-of-the-ordinary.

Like so:

  1. Make up a new recipe using an ingredient you’ve never used before. Have you ever tried cooking nopales (prickly pear cactus)? How about smoked paprika?
  2. Host a couchsurfer. You provide the couch for an out-of-town guest, and you’ll make a new friend in the process.
  3. Play the “Left Right Forward” game while driving with a friend. The passenger instructs the driver to go left, right, or forward at each intersection until you’re completely lost.
  4. Go without internet for a day and see what happens.
  5. Strike up a conversation with a stranger. Tyler Tervooren at Advanced Riskology has a great article about why it’s important to talk to strangers (if you’re not a kid).
  6. Rearrange your furniture. You’ll gain a whole new perspective, and you’ll be more excited to spend time at home.
  7. Volunteer. Check out Idealist.org or VolunteerMatch.org and find an opportunity that matches your skills and interests.
  8. Sign up to take a free class at Skillshare.com. Better yet, sign up to teach one.
  9. Ask someone out on a date. Or if you’re already in a relationship, make it a friend date.
  10. Make something. We recommend bucket stilts or a flipbook.

Let us know if you try any of these.

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