Breaking out of a routine can be intimidating, especially for anyone who enjoys being in control of their day-to-day life.
While some of us cringe at the thought of having a strict routine, others love every second of it. But that’s the thing. You’re supposed to live your life however you feel like it.
After all, life is made up of those tiny moments when you’re doing the things that make you happy. And while I love filling my life with new experiences, I also enjoy taking it slow and staying home for a while.
If you’re looking for ways to make your life a little more exciting, here are 5 things everyone should try at least once in their life.
1. Live Alone for a While.
Yup, it may sound a tad cliché, but it’s true. Living alone is a great way to get comfortable with yourself and spend more time doing the things that make you happy. When you live alone, you don’t need to compromise your time to fit in someone else’s schedule and needs.
2. Travel Solo.
Getting out of my comfort zone and traveling solo is an exhilarating experience and it can be for you too. Putting yourself out there can teach you so much about yourself. You’ll be able to discover new places without having to work around someone else’s schedule or force yourself to do things just to keep the peace. The only person you need to worry about when you travel solo is yourself!
It’ll take some time to get used to being in an unfamiliar place without someone there by your side. But once you get past that awkward feeling of wandering around in a new city, you’ll be addicted to it!
3. Book a Pastry Cooking Class in France
If you ever fly to Paris, consider booking a pastry cooking class to learn all about the intricate art of baking. The French capital is home to some of the best pastry chefs in the entire world, dating back to the 1800s, when Marie-Antoine Carême revolutionized the art of French cuisine with elaborate desserts like millefeuille, a popular buttery pastry with multiple layers, and croquembouche, an extravagant tower of pastry puffs towered on top of each other.
4. Ride a Hot Air Balloon
Once you’re up in the air, you’ll feel like you’re floating away among the clouds. Riding in a hot air balloon is truly an out-of-body experience that you need to experience at least once in your life. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of so many things you wouldn’t normally have access to, flying over the most beautiful landscapes that will allow you to admire the world from a new perspective.
5. See the Aurora Borealis
The Aurora Borealis is Mother Nature’s most exquisite masterpiece. You haven’t really lived until you’ve witnessed this bewitching lights phenomenon first hand. You can see the Aurora Borealis (also known as the northern lights) anywhere where there’s a latitude higher than 55° with low light pollution (street lights and any other man-made lights).
Fortunately for us, Norway isn’t the only country where you can see this marvelous spectacle of lights. Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Finland, Northern Sweden, Tasmania, New Zealand, and Greenland are also popular aurora viewing destinations.
Now it’s time for you to add these experiences to your bucket list. If you are looking for travel inspo, make sure to check out my curated list of fairytale destinations in Europe or (enter your own choice of travel article here).