Thursday reflections on Rule #6: One big adventure, one little adventure

This week the Tranquility by Tuesday Challenge has been focusing on Rule #6: One big adventure, one little adventure. Aiming to do two out-of-the-ordinary things each week makes life feel more memorable.

We had a great office hours chat on Monday on this and other topics. I’ll try to schedule another office hours for the end of the challenge in a few weeks.

Here are a few questions to help you reflect on this week’s rule.

  • What big adventures did you have this week? Or do you have coming up soon?
  • What little adventures did you have this week?
  • What effects did you see in your life from doing something out-of-the-ordinary?
  • What challenges did you face while trying to implement this strategy? Did anything make it difficult to plan adventures or to have the adventures you planned?
  • How likely are you to continue planning adventures into your life?

Now is also a good time to reflect on the previous rules:

  • Did you observe a bedtime this past week?
  • Did you plan on Friday? And do you have time blocked off to plan tomorrow?
  • Did you move by 3 p.m. most days?
  • Did you do your chosen activity three times during the week?
  • Did you create a back-up slot, or build in more open space generally?

We only have three more rules to go! If you’ve been participating, I hope you’ve been enjoying the Tranquility by Tuesday challenge and finding it useful. I find these rules useful in my own life. I did not particularly want to go to bed at 11 p.m. last night, but I did, and when the alarm went off at 6:30 a.m. this morning, I was glad I had followed the rule. I was also feeling very sluggish yesterday afternoon and I didn’t particularly feel like running, but I recalled the rule to just do something, so I went for a walk and I felt better afterwards. Next week is going to be a doozy in this household but I know that Friday planning will make it all seem more manageable.

In other news: Check out this TBT In Real Life video on how one busy woman implemented Rule #6 in her life.

4 thoughts on “Thursday reflections on Rule #6: One big adventure, one little adventure

  1. My husband’s cousins live 100 miles away, so we met up for a big little adventure on Saturday, going for a swim in a local pool and going for lunch. It was really lovely, and for some reason, I didn’t ever think of booking a swim slot in another place as a possibility? We caught up and chatted, wore out the kids, and had a nice lunch.
    And a little adventure – going to a pub quiz with work city pals.

  2. Big Adventure- our neighborhood celebrating Founder’s Day- the Centennial Year. The organizers rented trolleys for us to take park and there was a live band, food trucks, games for kids and face painter. All in a very contained park and it was an adventure because it was from 6-9pm at night! Lots of string lights!

    Little Adventure- the Thursday prep meeting for the party above and a special dinner a la drive thru. Or, pool party with the in-laws & pie for no reason the day after.

  3. Perhaps its not the intent but we bought season’s passes for our family to a local ski hill and have been going pretty much every weekend. It’s definitely an adventure for me as I am not a strong skier (learned as an adult) and still quite nervous. So i think of that as my weekly big adventure (I am now comfortable on the green run! I even tried a Black diamond this weekend and it was okay – not great, but i made it!) We are coming to the end of the ski season here so I need to give more thought to this over the next week or so about how to build in a bigger adventure – particularly as this time from March to June seems to get filled with kid activities.
    On the small adventure, I do find that going back to the office a few days a week has helped open up my mind to more possibilities. Just being out more reminds me that i live in a place with lots of fun things to do. I even purposely don’t bring lunch so i have to get up from my desk at some point and I try some new foods around my office building.

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