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Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming an Explorer

November 25, 2019 in Lifestyle, Tips - 3 min read

Exploring new places is probably the best way to get to know yourself and the world too. Whether you are going alone, with friends, a partner or a group of strangers, you always return home with new ways of seeing things and the people you associate yourself with. Taking up new adventures helps you figure out what you are really into and could potentially help you figure out what hobbies you’d like to commit to and which career path to take.

Getting into the habit of exploring more and traveling more really requires zero to minimum effort, every week I plan to do something new or to go somewhere new, it doesn’t have to be anything big but I always have something planned and here’s how you can also start making the most out of your life:

Taking up new adventures helps you figure out what you are really into

STEP 1 | CREATE A LIST

The first step of actually exploring more is by making a list of all the places you would like to visit, all the restaurants and all the things you would like to do. Now, this is an important tip: START SMALL. Don’t rush to make unrealistic goals like going to Dubai, Kenya and London – relax, start where you are. Think of all the places you would like to visit in a city nearby and note those things down.

STEP 2 | DO RESEARCH

If you want to go paintballing or ice-skating research where you can do that and get their prices too. Many people do not explore or travel as much as they actually can because they skip the researching step. When you do your research, sometimes you realize that what you want to do is way cheaper than you thought so research, research, research.

STEP 3 | SET A DATE

Set specific dates for when you are going on your trip. Plan how you are going to get there, who is coming with, what you will need for that trip and how much money you are going to need.

STEP 4 | START SAVING UP

No, I made no mistake by making you start with planning then saving up. Only start saving up when you know what you are saving up for and when you know how much you will need hence why it is crucial for you to do research and plan. Do not, I repeat, do not save the exact amount that you will need. Always round off to the nearest 10 or 100. So, if your research tells you that you need $167 save $200. Why? Inconveniences are always lurking. 

STEP 5 | MAKE. IT. HAPPEN!

I really cannot stress this enough but wow you need to focus on making it happen. You have your list, you did your research, you planned everything out, you saved up for it now make it happen. Don’t let anything distract your or change your mind. If a friend comes up to you and suggests that you out for drinks that weekend, mize them! Or tell them that you need to save up for that too. The point is that you have to make it your goal to do what you said you will do.

That’s it for now, keep your mind open and always be willing to learn. Go have yourself some fun, enjoy your life the way you want to.

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