Pick a street, neighborhood, business park, any area you've never been and check it out.
It's sounds simple right? Like lab rats thousands of us flock to the same eateries at Noon everyday. I got tired of looking at the same people I work with, in work clothes, talking about work stuff, while shoveling food in as fast as possible and decided to take a left instead of a right and found the Guadalupe River Trail in San Jose.
I saw a jogger behind the old BAE building close to North 1st in San Jose, I checked it out and what do you know, I now have a place to jog after work.
Sure you might come back to the office with dust or dirt on your shoes, but isn't lunch time supposed to be like recess? Well...it should be. Getting a little lost makes it easy to take the mental break you need.
Taking a little time to explore a new area every week provides perspective and keeps my mind fresh. It might not be an African Safari, but taking a left instead of a right can sometimes make all the difference.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wanderlust is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.
The world, travel and explore the world. For most of us this opportunity presents itself pre or post career, marriage, kids, with a random vacation to Baltimore mixed in sometime around your 35th birthday.
We can't all be Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/anthony-bourdain or Ewan and Charlie traveling around the world on motorbikes. http://longwayround.com/ but we can explore local.
My blogging skills suck, but I will get better. My goal is to throw a few ideas out every week to help keep life interesting. A sort of EOD, Exploration of the Day. Crossfit gets credit for the WOD, Workout of the Day, they throw something new at you all the time to keep fitness interesting.
I'll see if I can't do the same with my EOD giving a little travel show adventure back to the rest of us who need to work for a living.