It seems that the only thing society expects from the modern man is for him to work, make money, and take care of his family. Even though there’s nothing really wrong with these things, it puts too much pressure and stress on the average individual. In turn, this can crush the natural, wild, untamed and curious spirit each man carries. To unleash your inner adventurer and live your life to the fullest, you’ll need more than a shift at the office.
1. Create something
There is nothing that wakes up the curious mind more than the art of creation. There’s also nothing more attractive than a man who knows how to create stunning pieces of art. It doesn’t have to be art in the traditional sense, either.
You can take up a wood-working class and create functional furniture. You can find home-improvement DIY projects online that show you the wonders of creation. The hard work you put into making something amazing can only be matched to the pride you’ll feel while looking at the patio, shed, garden, or any other final product you’ve wielded from nothing by yourself.
2. Join the party in Koh Phangan
For those looking for the adventure of a lifetime, its name is the Full Moon party in Koh Phangan. The biggest party in Southeast Asia takes place every month. What better way to blow off some steam, be courageous, step out of your comfort zone, and meet new people than to attend it?
The place is packed with different cultures and people, not just with pop-up bars. Dancing will be just part of the fun. The real adventure lies in getting to know the world on a miniature scale and making new and exciting friends for life.
3. Say “yes”
How many times did you pass up a great opportunity just because it was last minute? Sticking to your schedule seems to be more important than living your life. Well, while you’re running your errands, life is just passing by. There will be no major consequences to taking the night off and saying “yes” to interesting things that come your way.
Adventure is spontaneous. You can’t plan real life; you have to take it as it happens. So, say “yes” as much as you can. Your life is probably bursting with opportunity for adrenaline, love, and adventure, but you’re just too scared to see it. Unleash your curiosity, make last minute plans, say “yes”. Breathe life.
4. Pub-crawl in a different country
When visiting a different country, you’re mostly sightseeing and checking out the museums. That might be fun and culturally enriching, but it doesn’t let you know the country you’re in. For example, Australia might be full of cultural monuments like the Sydney Opera House or the Victoria State Library, but that’s just the brains of the operation.
The pulsing heart is the people and their favourite pastime: pub-crawling. What better way to get to know various different people in one night than to visit one place after another. From the Miranda Event Centre to the Old Mate’s Place, you’re bound to encounter colourful characters who will open your eyes, share valuable Aussie secrets, and make you feel more alive than ever.
5. Take up a new sport
Being adventurous can start with building your testosterone levels and getting a taste of adrenaline. The perfect way to do this is to take up a new sport. Is it basketball? Volleyball? Tennis? Mountain biking? Whatever you choose make sure there’s a little competition involved.
That will push you harder, keep you on your toes, and leave you wanting more. You’ll never feel more like a man than after intense competition, drenched in victory sweat, with every vein in your body pulsing with adrenaline.
Don’t be afraid to let loose a little and experience things you haven’t before. Stepping out of your comfort zone is the basis for growing as a boyfriend, husband, father, son, man, and most importantly: as a person. Adventure has the power to find you when you least expect it, entice you with all it offers, and turn your world upside down. Will you answer the call?