Why Adventurous people have amazing mental health
Being Adventurous Can Make us better equipped to solve problems, be happier and live longer...
Which horizontal line is longer?
If you went for Option A, unfortunately, you would be wrong, and if you chose B, then you are also wrong. They are both the same length.
One study shows how people from a part of the world where there are buildings are likely to get this wrong because the images look like the outside and inside of a building, whereas those that come from more rural areas spot that the lengths are the same very quickly.
Spending time outdoors and being adventurous can make us smarter. This is because it allows us to see things in different ways, and studies show being adventurous can make you more resilient, confident, and resourceful, which means we can be more creative about how we tackle problems and solve puzzles.
Being adventurous to make you more attractive
See if you can guess how many people responded to Ernest Shacklebolt’s Ad asking for people to accompany him on his voyage to the South Pole.
Not many? Not a great Ad, you say? Wrong. Shacklebolt received between 3000-5000 applications for the role. Naturally, this surprises everyone, but there’s a reason it works, and it’s because of what we call ‘big dream influence.’ This is where someone has a goal that seems very daring or challenging, and the dream is so big that others can't help but notice, which then leads them to become more interested, and once they’re excited, they want to be a part of it.
So adventurous people attract other people because other people want to be a part of their adventures.
Being adventurous makes you Happier.
Recent studies at Winston Salem University and the University of North Carolina Chapel will show people who engage in a variety of experiences are more likely to retain positive emotions and minimise negative ones. As such, those of us that seek adventure is better equipped to stave off anxiety and depression.
Being Adventurous makes you smarter.
When a group of middle-aged adults was asked to take a minimum of three 45-minute walks per week for a year, the walkers experienced an average of 2% growth in the size of their brains when it is normal for our brains to shrink after our mid 50’s, which leads to potential memory loss, so through regular outdoor walks, we can reverse this.
Being adventurous makes you more motivated.
Coming back to work with the holiday blues is the worst; however, a research study in Tel Aviv University found that by staying active while on vacation, you can boost your productivity levels leading to significant improvement in job performance when the holiday is over.
Being adventurous helps you sleep better.
We all know that being active will leave you feeling more tired later in the day; however, a 2006 study showed that people who took active vacations averaged an increase of one hour more of quality sleep when they returned. By making sure their holidays were eventful, participants were able to extend and improve their sleep schedule.
We should also note that being adventurous will coincide with being active. By being active we also receive many benefits to our mental wellbeing. This suggests that maybe if we combine the two then we'll be well on the way to being a happier and healthier individual.