We’re all responsible for our own joy and happiness in life. It’s up to us to seek out chances to find joy, experience and adventure and live a fulfilled life even if we’re single. There are ways to chase after adventures without traveling the world. 

Take up an art class

When we feel unmotivated and bored, taking up a creative class can revive our spirit, creativity, and sense of adventure. Trying something you’ve never done before can boost hormone levels and make you happier. When you experience something new, your brain reacts by releasing dopamine and fires up your senses. Even an art class can do that for you. It will also reduce stress, challenge you in a creative way and give you a sense of adventure. You will get a chance to express yourself in a controlled environment and pursue a new passion project. It’s a place where people come to connect as well, so you’ll probably meet some new and interesting people.

Redesign a room

Basically, any type of DIY project can be an adventure because you never know how it will turn out. If you are new to DIY, it’s always recommended to start small. For example, you can redesign a room in your home. If you feel that your space no longer inspires you, you can repaint it. You can change the color shade of the entire room, or just paint an accent wall. Either way, cover your furniture with protective covers, get all the tools you need, blast some upbeat tunes and play with the brush. 

Learn how to bake a cake

We’re not talking here about mixing a cake out of a premade mixture you can buy at the supermarket. We’re talking about the regular layered cake that will be worthy of a TV bake-off. Start by picking a recipe that is of moderate difficulty, not too easy and not too difficult. Something like a Triple Chocolate Layer Cake or a Vanilla pudding cake, look at the list of ingredients and equipment you’ll need to make it.

If you don’t have proper measuring cups, baking pans, baking paper, and spatulas, put them on your to-buy list. Once you have everything you need, clear out your afternoon, turn up your favorite music and start your baking adventure. Even if it doesn’t turn out to be perfect, you’ll be proud of your accomplishment. You can throw a tasting soiree and invite your friends. Once you perfect this hobby, you can make them as gifts for your friend’s birthdays and parties. 

Visit every coffee shop in your street

Another tip on our list is ideal for those moments when you have to work from home or you take up an additional freelancing gig. Whenever you have something similar coming up, you can go to a local cafe and change your regular scenery and work from a quiet corner. That is why you need to explore all the cafes in your street so you’ll know which one has the best service and remote-working conditions. Whenever you have some free time on your hands and you feel like going on a low-key adventure, check out a coffee shop down your street. There are probably a few near your place, sou you should check them all out. Finding that perfect inspiring coffee place might be just a few buildings away from where you reside. 

Join a book club

If you are one of those peeps who set up their reading challenge on Goodreads but don’t belong to a book club, now’s the time to do something about it. Finding a book club you can join can be just an adventure your bookish spirit needs. You can ask around bookstores in the neighborhood or search social media or look online. Once your search yields the result you were hoping to find, ask to join and start your reading adventure. Not only will you get a chance to meet new people, make friends and the way, you will also get a chance to exchange opinions in a constructive way.

Seek adventure in your town

riding a bike around the town

When we’re chasing after an adventure, we fail to notice that the city we live in has a lot to offer. Instead of exploring our own city like a tourist, we dream of some distant places and exotic spots. Until we can explore those distant places, we can turn our focus on exploring our own town like a tourist. We don’t have to walk around all the time. Instead, we can use an electric bike to explore the most interesting sights.

Another way to make this cycling adventure more interesting is to Google the most Instagrammable spots and structure the route according to these spots. This route can consist of some alternative coffee shops, amazing graffitis and lovely architecture. You can also visit local markets, flea markets and take a picture of each place you visit. You can document everything, turn it into a blog post and pitch your local blogs, portals and news outlets. Other people can find your guide useful and decide to explore the same route.

Switch up your workout regime

Lack of motivation is the main reason why people fail to establish exercise into their regular routine. If you feel like your workout regime is getting tired and you no longer find it fulfilling, it might be the time to try something new. If you do the same routine over and over again, you risk falling into a rut. Once you do, you might find it hard to exercise and you’ll love motivation entirely. This can be solved by switching up your workout regime.

Once again, a sense of novelty and a completely new routine can fuel you up with instant motivation and happiness. You can change your gym workouts with a CrossFit program. Another option would be to supplement your regular routine with a group program like pilates, martial arts class or even yoga. Whatever you decide to do, pick an activity you will enjoy. This way you won’t treat exercise as a boring routine. Instead, you will regard new fitness classes as a new adventure and find joy in it.

Grow a plant from a seed

When you buy a grown plant, you treat it as just another plant in your home. The only thing you have to remember is to water it regularly based on its needs. But, when you grow a plant from a seed, you are the one responsible for each phase. Also, you get a sense of accomplishment once it is fully grown. Find a plant you want to grow completely on your own, prepare the soil, and find a suitable pot. You can both grow a plant from the seed and from an existing leaf. Either way, this personal gardening project can be your own little adventure. You can grow a lemon tree, African violets or cast iron plant and be the one responsible for this adventure.

Ditch the phone for a day

Are you looking for adventure in your daily life? If you keep staring at your phone, the opportunity might just run by you. Wait, you haven’t seen it? It’s probably because you were refreshing your Instagram feed. Ditch your phone for one day to truly be in the moment and experience the world around you. We’re addicted to our phones and that’s a fact. So, try being without your phone three hours straight before you adopt a no-phone policy on certain days of the week. 

The separation might be hard to do gradually. Let your parents and your friends know that you won’t be using your phone all the time. This way you’ll inform them not to worry if on Wednesdays you don’t pick up your phone on the first ring. Once you adopt this policy, you’ll realize that you have some extra time in your day to do something new.

Say yes to something you always say no to

When you feel stuck in your current routine, everyone will advise you to just step out of your comfort zone. If your first thought is: ”Yeah, easier said than done” you definitely should change your mindset. Get out of your comfort zone by trying one simple thing you’ve always declined. Give your regular routine a shake by accepting a blind date. If you’ve always said no to going on a blind date, say yes, and learn something out of it. You’ll never know until you try it. The main point is to try something new you’ve never tried before. Make sure that you only do those things you’re comfortable with like going on a rollercoaster not tattooing your forehead.

These ten tips can enrich your life and make you happier. Explore your options and find those that suit you and satisfy your hunger for adventure.