The world is your personal gym. Adventure is calling you. It’s time for you to have some fun. It’s time to bust out of that miserable rut that’s holding you back from your potential.
After reading this article, you’re never going to feel sorry for yourself again because stress and anxiety have ruined too many of my friends.
Do you remember how much fun it was to be a kid on the playground or to be out playing with your friends?
My mom would only call me over to eat or when the street lights were going out. She knew she couldn’t separate us from our sports (usually soccer, sometimes bike riding).
Now everyone knows exactly where to find you. You’re behind your computer screen, on your phone posting pictures on Instagram, watching Netflix, or playing video games. You’re not playing like you used to when you were a kid. Real life has gotten in the way. You’re stressed out. You need to get wasted to release some stress. You’re never happy.
According to Healthline:
“An estimated 121 million people around the world currently suffer from some form of depression.”
Chances are that you’re feeling pretty miserable right now or just not content with how life’s going. That’s okay. This quick read is going to change that all for you.
How can you add adventure back to your life and always be in play-mode?
[Take a moment to read our post on how to go from coward to conqueror.]
Join a team.
You need to join a team right now!
I couldn’t really join an “official” team because I either do pro wrestling or do BJJ every evening. So I’m technically in a few teams, where we train as a team, but compete as individuals.
You need to join any team you can right now. Just a simple beer league for softball or a ping pong team that meets once a week.
This will force you to meet new people, stay active, socialize, have an excuse to get out of the house, and give you something to look forward to. Sure beats waiting around for something to happen while you sit around complaining.
Pick up a new skill/sport/hobby.
The reason that we’re always on social media or looking for new shows to watch is boredom.
We have nothing to do. No goals. Nothing to look forward to. Nothing that excites us.
It happens to the best of us. It even happened to me earlier this year. I remember being totally bored when I should’ve been doing something.
Why? We have nothing to look forward to.
I highly recommend joining a new sport from scratch. Just like that. Learn from the very start. Have fun with it. You’re going to suck at first. Yes, it will be humbling. The good news is that you can’t be the new guy forever.
Throw in random exercises whenever possible!
You don’t need an expensive gym membership. You don’t need anything right now to add play to your life.
Here’s an idea: Spend your free time throwing around a damn frisbee.
Seriously. My friends and I got so much joy out of tossing a frisbee around one summer. We rented a place that had a park in the backyard. We would have frisbee time every single day. We would sometimes get silly and throw pullups in. Why not?
Those are some of my best memories.
Throw in any exercises that you can whenever you can.
A few other options include:
- Go for a bike ride this evening.
- Go walk for a walk even if it’s cold.
- Go tobogganing.
- Do some pushups while watching Netflix.
- Have a race with your buddies when you’re walking somewhere.
Your turn to think of play ideas.
Take random chances on shit that scares you.
I can’t sing. Here’s a picture of me performing karaoke while on a trip.
Yes, I suck at singing. Sorry to those in the audience that had to hear my off-key singing.
I want to see you take random chances on stuff that you suck at. Hopefully you can laugh at your failures, because I sure as hell can.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
The world really is your gym. Life is useless without adventure. Finally hitting that submission or scoring a goal for your team will give you a bigger rush than chugging another beer to impress your drunk buddies.