It seems like today everyone wants to live an adventurous life and I am certainly not an exception here. Exploring the world, making everyday count and making your dreams come true are all very respectable goals. But still it seems to me that even though we all have these noble goals, most of us just exist. And by that I mean we just keep living most of our days on autopilot without really trying to embrace every moment. Of course, that’s just a human nature. It’s impossible to stay focused all the time. But there is this one thing that can help us to be more present and to live an adventurous life everyday. Let me tell you a little bit about staying curious.
Do you remember how as a child life seemed so exciting and every morning was a new start? World seemed so miraculous and there was a new adventure behind every corner just waiting for you. At least that’s how I felt as a child. I spent my days playing outside, exploring the nature and environment around me. The endless curiosity was pushing me to explore more and to try new things everyday. I wasn’t afraid of failing. Sometimes I failed but it didn’t matter. I just kept trying and pushing my own boundaries further and further.
When I grew older I lost my curiosity. Of course, I loved to travel and when I was abroad or in someplace new I felt that curiosity come back. But it seemed that it only appeared in special occasions. I didn’t have any curiosity in my everyday life. I think this happens to most of us. Fortunately, there is something you can do to change it.
Living an adventurous life is all about staying curious
I want my life to feel good and exciting everyday. Not only in special occasions. I bet you want that too. That’s why I’ve consciously tried to stay curious everyday. For me it means that I have consciously tried to live in the moment and to stretch my own boundaries. I have noticed that it’s way too easy to just settle in your normal routines and not to really explore this life. Getting rid of this kind of attitude has been hard work but I still think it’s worth it. I don’t want to feel adventurous only when I have enough money to travel someplace new. I want to feel adventurous every morning when I wake up. And I believe that goal is achievable.
But why staying curious is so important? Well, I believe that achieving your goals, exploring the life and making your dreams happen are all about staying curious. Without curiosity we can’t really live that exciting life. I think it’s curiosity that makes us exit our comfort zone. Curiosity makes us ask questions like “what would happen if I just…” and those questions help us to try new things and explore the world. Curiosity keeps us on our toes in a good way. It affects to our work, relationships and dreams. I have also noticed that when I’m curious enough, I forget my fear of failing. And that’s why it’s so important to stay curious even when you grow up.
How to stay curious everyday?
Like I already said, staying curious everyday is hard, but it’s doable. Here I have collected 15 ways that have helped me to stay curious in your everyday life. I know these tips are pretty simple and you may even doubt if they can really make any difference. But actually the simplicity is the key, because the whole point here is that you should be able to do these things while living your everyday life. And trying to fit some complicated methods into your busy schedule makes you want to give up the whole thing very quickly.
About staying curious – 15 tips
- Try a new ice cream flavor
- Read something out of your normal interest
- Have a walk somewhere you haven’t been before
- Order something new in a restaurant
- Try new ways to complete your tasks at work
- Get a new hobby
- Plant some flowers and learn to take care of them
- Listen to Ted talks
- Attend an online course
- Talk to someone new every week
- Visit a new city
- Do something new with your hair
- Count your blessings
- Do something that scares you
Remember, small things we do everyday make the biggest difference. Trying new things everyday, no matter how small they are, help you to adopt this curious mentality that will make your life more adventurous and more fun. Curiosity keeps you from settling in your normal routines. It helps you to get out of your comfort zone and that way it also helps you to become more successful in your life. That’s why it’s all about staying curious.
So, how do you keep yourself curious? Do you have any tips or tricks? I’d love to hear them!