Through experience we can achieve personal growth and transformation. There are countless destinations across the globe that can open our eyes to new people and adventures. We don’t have to seek out the most isolated areas of the world for some peace and serenity. There are vast wilderness areas right in our backyard.
Spending time in nature has always been a way to seek tranquility. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is crucial every now and then. Go back to the basics. A simple walk in nature can be your first step for personal growth. But here are few more suggestions.
You can experience a lot of joy from partaking in an activity that you have never tried before. Imagine feeling the sense of accomplishment when you finish biking 25 miles or rafting class 5 rapids on the Black River. Simply getting out of the comfort zone of house or hotel and camping under the stars can give you gratification. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and do something you wouldn’t normally do.
Force yourself to put down technology. Leave the phone in the car and don’t even think about turning on the television. Technology is a huge distraction from what is right in front of our eyes. When you hit the trails or river in areas like the Pocono Mountains don’t be surprised if you lose cell service and can’t check your Instagram feed.
Take A Drive
Just get in the car and GO! Go somewhere new. You don’t have to hop on a plane and travel to the other side of the world. Just drive to a new place. New adventures are waiting along the way. Whether you plan your journey or fly by the seat of your pants, simply taking a drive in your car can be a fill a need for a new experience. If you are in the Northeast US, there are great scenic drives throughout the Adirondacks and 1000 Islands Region of NY or the Pocono Mountains in PA.
Learning about the past is a great way to change your perspective on the future. As you work towards your own personal growth it is enriching to learn about the past achievements of the world. You can even look into the history of your own family and trace the path to your existence. History creates the story of our cities and town across the country, so when you are visiting a new place during your travels take some time to think about the past. Even along the riverside or on rural trails you will find traces of history in the outdoors.
When you are ready to spend some time on your personal growth and achievements let us know…we have new adventures for you to experience. Either in PA or NY, Whitewater Challengers outdoor activities include whitewater rafting, aerial zipline courses, trail bike rides, paintball games and more.