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Week 1 of the 31 Days of Everyday Adventure challenge

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There’s so much satisfaction when a big project is going well. That’s how I feel about this 31 Days of Everyday Adventure challenge. So far, I’ve loved the experience. It’s been a crazy week for me but one of the bright spots of each day has been the daily challenge activities. I’m having fun doing the activities, I’m being challenged, I’m doing some things I wouldn’t normally do, and other people who are participating seem to be having good experiences too!

The challenge went live on Nov 1, and is meant to help us stretch out of our comfort zones and appreciate that adventures don’t have to be giant to be special. We’re doing something a little adventurous every day for 31 days! (The challenge is now on-demand: 31 Days of Everyday Adventure email challenge.)

Here’s how Days 1-7 went for me. I’m also including some links to the partners’ posts about their experiences so far. If you’ve been participating and want to share how it’s going for you, feel free to add to the comments on this post. 🙂

Read about our experiences

Writing letters to strangers

Strangers are friends

Sending and receiving letters and cards is fun. There’s something special about holding the card instead of viewing an email or text. They make me smile. If I got a random letter from a stranger, I think I’d be happy. It reminds me of pen pals from when I was little.

I love making people happy. So, when Christine Barba from Project Light to Life (who did an interview on this site, check it out) wrote about anonymously mailing letters of encouragement to strangers, I got really excited and added “Send a letter to a stranger” to my own list.

Find out what I did

Bad Day Turn-Around: How to recover good days gone bad

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To start, I should say that I’m not talking about grief and mourning (including collective grief over national or international events) but if you’re interested in learning more about that you can check out Psychology Today’s page on the topic. I’m talking about those days–travel or “regular life” days–where things aren’t going as planned (in a bad way).

For someone like me, a list-loving, flexibility-challenged planner, bad days like those used to happen all the time. Over the past few years, I’ve learned some strategies to prevent and recover from them.

Mostly, I’ve learned the key thing that makes it way easier for me to be flexible, and the method I use to separate moments and keep a bad day from getting worse.

Find out what I do