The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By Lisa Jarvs
Holistic Health 

Look outside your box and see the world


When we were kids, one of the most exciting things to hear was that you were taking a “field trip.”  Field trips were a break from everyday schoolwork and a chance to go on adventure with all your friends, what could be better.  Now that we are all grown ups, taking a field trip can be just as fun and memorable if only we ourselves are willing to sign out own permission slips so we could go on one.

Allowing yourself to get stuck in your routine can make life seem so lackluster and boring.  Adding a touch of diversity to your life in form of a field trip can break up the monotony of your days of adulting  and lead you to an adventure.  Unlike the outings that were controlled by teachers or monitored by parents, taking a field trip as an adult can lead you anywhere you wish.  You can go on a daylong trip or spend just a few hours at your destination.  A field trip can be an opportunity to explore new scenery or discover something about you.  Taking a day trip to another town or visiting a new spot in your own neighborhood can be educational and fun.  Take a look around you, you live in Alaska there is always a beautiful spot to go.  You can even go to one of your favorite spots and allow yourself to experience it as if you were going there for the very first time.  Going on a field trip is as much a state of mind as it is a change of everyday scenery.

   During a “grown up” field trip, clocks, schedules, and duties are to be put aside so you can focus with your whole heart on mindfully enjoying yourself.  Planning a field trip can be almost as fun as the experience.  A field trip is an excursion to look forward to and experience to be appreciated after the fact.  Wherever you decide to go and whatever you decide to do, going on this field trip can add much pleasure and delight to your life.

So look outside your box and see the world outside of your box of adulting and enjoy life and Alaska.


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