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#TakeTheFirstStep: Times Ticking

  • Sophie
  • 31st August 2016

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock

Hear that? That's the sound of the clock ticking down to the end of summer! We're at the end of August, meaning autumn is just around the corner.

Were sure you've heard about our summertime campaign, #TakeTheFirstStep. Were encouraging people to leave their comfort zones behind, break out of the claustrophobic confines of sensible Britain and have some fun, a lot of fun!

ll journeys begin with a single step, and that's why we want you to take the first step to leading a more adventurous life!

Why? we hear you ask. Well, a life lived adventurously is a life more fulfilled! So long as you possess a can-do attitude and a willingness to embrace the unknown, the world is your oyster so go explore it!

Perhaps you're a notorious putter-offer you're always saying, Ill do that next month/next year/one day/when I've got time. You made a bucket list a few years ago but you haven't got round to ticking a single thing off. You've got big dreams for the future but you haven't taken any steps to make those dreams turn into a reality. The only thing stopping you is you!

Life's too short for it to be put on hold!

Want to climb a mountain? Start making plans today. Want to try a new sport? Research local clubs on your lunch break. Want to go traveling around Asia for a month? Arrange a meeting with your boss to see if it's possible. Adventure is waiting; you just need to take that first step!

Adventure is all about opening yourself up to new experiences. It's about trying everything once and not being afraid to give something a go just because it involves risk. Adventure is all about meeting new people, learning new skills and discovering your true potential.

We read a quote the other day and it struck a chord. It was from French author and Nobel Prize winner Andra Gide, and read:

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves, in finding themselves.

If you need any more convincing, science shows that being adventurous makes you happier! Rich Walker, a psychologist, studied 30,000 event memories and 500 diary entries, discovering that people who engage in a variety of experiences are more likely to retain positive emotions and suppress negative emotions. There we have it: conclusive proof that adventure is the key to happiness!

Here's an idea for your next adventure: swinging through the tree tops at Go Ape! We want you to unleash your inner Tarzan as you climb ropes, wobble across bridges, clamber through tunnels and leap from sky-high platforms.

With over 30 locations across the UK, all set in stunning parks and forests, there's bound to be a Go Ape near you! Book a Go Ape Adventure now!

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