Welcome to Week 23 of the 52 weeks to a better you journey.
This week’s baby step is going to need a little bit of pre-planning. Not too much because it is just a baby step after all.
Take a trip
Whoa. Whoa. Whoa.
Raney, I thought you said we were taking baby steps here.
Yes. We are taking baby steps. This week is no exception. Bare with me here for a minute.
Many people stay in the same place much of their lives. The same city or the same neighborhood or the same state. Probably because stepping outside of these comfortable boundaries can be, well, uncomfortable.
But if we never take the time to explore our world and our surroundings, then we lose valuable opportunities to better ourselves.
Not everyone can afford to take a globe hopping trip.
But with a touch of planning, we can afford a small trip. A baby step trip, if you will. 🙂
So what does that translate to exactly?
This week’s baby step is a challenge to all of us to find a place that we have never been before and visit it. Do you have your passport ready? Just kidding. I’m talking about local places. Even in your own neighborhood or city.
The planning is this: Carve out a time this week for your trip. Got a lunch break? Take a 30 minute trip. Or an hour. If you can take a day off, then go for it. Once you have your trip time frame, take a look around you. What place can you go to in that time frame?
For example, let’s say that you work in a large city and you have an hour for lunch. There is a park within a half hour distance that you have never been to. Go to that park for lunch one day and soak in the atmosphere just as you would a longer trip.
Maybe there is a store in your hometown that you have been meaning to go into but haven’t yet. Carve out some time to go to that store.
Is there a museum in a nearby city that you have wanted to browse? Maybe there is an exhibit showing that you want to see. What about a restaurant that you think would be interesting to try?
See where I’m going with this? You are going to go exploring for however long you can. 30 minutes, an hour or two, a day… Whatever time you can manage.
What should we pack? A good attitude and our sense of adventure.
We all need to broaden our horizons.
Baby step for this week: Take a trip this week. A mini trip. Find a local spot that you haven’t been to and take some time for a trip. Here are a few tips to help you on this trip:
- This should be fun so pick a place that you think you would enjoy checking out
- Take a friend with you to enjoy the adventure together
- Soak up the atmosphere of the place you picked
- If you chose a place where you need to spend money (like a restaurant), don’t overspend
- Be sure to record your trip somehow by taking pics or writing down what you experienced (or even sharing the fun you had here with us)
- Don’t stress out, enjoy the adventure!
What about you?
What destination will you pick?
Any suggestions for others who are trying to pick a place for their trip?
Share your journey with us!