The whole idea about framing our small outdoor adventures as microadventures, is to lower the barrier for actually getting out there.
So this is my attempt to inspire you to get out there on a very simple microadventure. It should be possible to do at least one of these microadventures every month.
For a moment, forget all about lack of time due to work, family commitments or the need to sleep.
The tough challenge right now is to decide to actually pick up one of the suggested detours below.
The detour adventure
Whenever you go shopping for groceries, commuting to and from work or another often done shorter travelling.
Pick a planned detour.
It could be when you get off the train or bus to walk the final path to your home.
Find this path on Google maps. Mark it as a walking path. Then drag the route and mark a planned detour.
Bingo. You are now off to do a very simple planned detour through some local green areas.
Why is this simple microadventure achievable?
- You have it all planned
- You know the distance. So no surprises
- You know how long time it will take. No excuse not to do it because of xxx. You have it all planned, so you will be home in time to cook dinner, pick up the kids or kiss your husband or wife 😉
- You are committed to yourself by actually spending time planning it and perhaps also telling someone that you will be doing it?
Does this sound silly? To easy? Not necessary?
Well. From my experience. Even the most simple task can sometimes stay in my mind as a simple plan. But nothing but a plan.
My brain is lazy. Very lazy. I sometimes need simple tricks to make it cooperate with me?
Do you know that feeling?
If you do. Planning the most simple microadventure will help you get started. Next time you might not need to plan such a detour?
But to get started. A simple plan for a simple adventure might just do the trick.