When was the last time you went somewhere you had never gone? Like actually stepped OUTSIDE and went somewhere? When was the last time you allowed yourself to explore? To get curious about the world around you?
According to NASA, and Google, humans explore because of an innate desire to learn about the world around them. The urge to explore was ingrained in the psyche so that human ancestors could find places that were abundant in food, water and other resources necessary for survival. Nowadays we have the ability to sit at our computer and pull up basically any place in the entire world and see it on our screens!
While I admit, that is freaking AWESOME, and I have spent my fair share of time exploring things I wish I could see from the safety of my computer screen, there is NOTHING that beats the rush, joy, and recharging capacity as getting outside and seeing something new.
Exploration wakes up the brain.
It ignites creativity. It usually involves some type of exercise which benefits every single area of your life. It opens your eyes. It heightens gratitude. It makes you more social. It gives you more drive to continue the work.
As you’re on your path, learning about yourself, discovering your purpose, and figuring out what makes you tick it is so important to be curious…. To get interested in yourself and what excites you. Just get out and explore. Because guess what it does.
It makes you feel alive.
So, in this endeavor of feeling lighter and brighter. In this endeavor to discover more fully your purpose. And on this endeavor to show yourself a little more love, get outside and explore. Even if it's just your own backyard. There are SO many things to see, learn, and do. Just get outside.
Oh... and while solo adventures can be the best medicine sometimes, taking people you love with you while you explore, makes the self-love degree even greater.