Things You Should Experience At Least Once In Your Life

Things You Should Experience At Least Once In Your Life

It’s easy to get caught up in the monotony of everyday life and responsibilities only to look at the calendar and wonder where all the time has gone. The perception that time seems to move faster as we get older lends itself to regrets for many people. Indeed, our experience of time changes depending on what we are doing and how we feel about it.

Regardless of however one responds to the passing of time or where they are in life, pondering the ideas on your bucket list is worth some serious consideration. Below, we will explore experiences that generally enhance lives; things that people look back on fondly and without regret.

This might seem counterintuitive, but failure is an essential part of life. We learn from pain and failure more than we learn from success, and it can only ruin you if you let it. On the contrary, failure can be a stepping stone to success as long as you have the will and persistence to push past it.

It’s only natural to envy people that make a lot of money right out of the gate or seem to somehow stumble into overnight success, but it is important to avoid comparing ourselves with other people. There is an infinite amount of variables distinguishing us from other people which only increases as time goes on. Instead, compare yourself to who you were yesterday. In the world of social media, it’s easy to buy into the artifice of pretty people with fancy Instagrams, but you never know what’s actually going on under the hood.

If a person seems able to make success happen for them consistently, there’s no shame in emulating some of their practices and learning from them. Likewise, it pays to be cautious of unearned wisdom. Just because somebody won the lottery doesn’t mean they have everything figured out.
Vacation to An Exotic Location
People like to make excuses for why they cannot go somewhere or do something, but if you genuinely want to go somewhere, all it takes is a little forethought. It’s worth it too, as a nice vacation can be beneficial to your health. With a little research, you will find there are chances for affordable beach vacation getaways just waiting for you to take advantage of them. If you want to get the whole family involved, there are also bargains to be had at family-friendly resorts.

Voluntary Discomfort
Nobody knows exactly what they are capable of until they subject themselves to stress. Experiences morph us in a very real way. In fact, our environment and circumstances change the very expression of our DNA. In fact, some of these biological changes can even be passed on to the next generation.

Most people know a person or two that went through college without having to pay for much on their own, as their parents covered basic costs of living. At the time, this might seem like an enviable position, but with time comes the revelation that this often merely postpones one’s development into full-fledged adulthood.

The beneficial nature of acute (but not chronic) stress is a motif that recurs throughout life and the universe. A tree that grows in the absence of wind tends to become weak. Likewise, many of the benefits derived from exercise boil down to its acute stressfulness, known in scientific circles as “hormesis”.
Enjoying A Sunrise
The importance of appreciating a sunrise might seem cliche, but just because you hear something a million times does not make it any less significant. It’s easy to get swept up in the whirlwind of life and take for granted the beauty of the simple things around us. Don’t let the ubiquity of sunrise or sunset pictures on social media cheapen the elegance and majesty of our planet’s revolution around a giant ball of fire. There’s a chance to witness it every day and you don’t need to pay a corporation in order to look at it.
Something That Gets Your Adrenaline Pumping
Things like bungie-jumping and skydiving are popular for a reason. Putting our bodies into overdrive every now and then is integral to the human experience. Throughout most of our existence as a species on Earth, we had regular encounters with death. Perhaps adrenaline-laden activities like cave-diving or downhill biking exist as a means to fill the void created by the comforts of modernity.

Regardless of why, there is something to be gained from the exhilarating. Confronting death also reminds us of the preciousness of the life we have, and helps us connect with a side of ourselves we may have never known was there.

Living Alone In A Place Far From Home
Facing the adversity of the unknown in a far away place is something you can only grow from. People have little reason to look back with regret on taking a deep dive into independence. By the same token, many people regret staying in the same town for their entire life. Even if they appreciate the place in which they grew up, there is growth to be had from putting yourself in a sink-or-swim situation. There’s no sense in assuming vanilla is your favorite flavor if you’ve never even tried a different one.


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