Worthy Experiences to Have in LifeJun 01, 2023
Experiences shape who we are. Whether big or small, each experience translates into a lifetime of memories and stories worth sharing with others. From daring pursuits of adventure to life's simple pleasures, every worthy experience is an invaluable reminder that life is worth living and cherishing.
Experience some beautiful things aside from what you do in everyday life.
Life can become boring if you keep doing the same things daily, such as doing your job, fulfilling your daily responsibilities, and doing your usual hobbies after work. Of course, we know how essential it is to do our work and responsibilities at home, but daily life can get monotonous if we only stick to them. On the other hand, there will be times and opportunities to take a break from the busyness of daily life and do something worthwhile that can be a memorable experience for you later in your life. Therefore, whenever you have the chance, you should try doing something outside your comfort zone and start feeling adventurous doing things that may give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. So what kind of experiences should you look for? Here are some unique experiences to have in life.
1. Travel to a different country
Traveling to a different country for leisure is one of the things many people probably have on their bucket list. One can experience many new things by visiting a foreign country, such as witnessing the unique culture of the people who live there, brand new dishes to eat, wonderful tourist spots, unique architecture to sightsee, and various activities native to the country. Traveling is a package of multiple experiences that can give you insight and enlightenment into what is out there. In addition, new opportunities may open for you if you see the world personally. Therefore, once in your life, you should at least travel to one foreign country, as it can broaden your horizons and open your eyes to something else that you are used to experiencing.
2. Dine in at a Michelin-starred restaurant
If you love to eat delicious foods, you should try eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant at least once. A restaurant that the Michelin Guides have rated indicates how good the food served in that restaurant is. The rating ranges from one to three stars, with three indicating exceptional cuisine that can be found in the rated restaurant. Sure, the food can get pricey, but it can all be worth tasting some fine dining and eating what the best cooks in the world can serve you. One of these rated restaurants may be near where you live or by traveling to a neighboring city, and you can try visiting them sometime to know what it means to eat genuinely delicious food.
3. Forgive somebody and make them a friend again
It is normal to conflict with somebody for various reasons, such as different views and opinions, disagreement over something, a broken promise, violating personal boundaries, doing something wrong to another, etc. Sometimes, the offense may be so grave that we feel like not forgiving the one who offended us. We may distance ourselves or ignore the offending individual for a long time, which can continuously give us some aches and pains whenever we are reminded of our perceived enemy. Wouldn't it be wonderful if a time came when you could be on good terms again with an enemy and make them your friend again? Forgiving may not be easy, but doing the act on someone can surely be one of the most memorable experiences in your life.
4. Fulfill one of your goals or dreams
Some of life's most rewarding and fulfilling moments take a long time before you achieve them. This is the case for long-term goals and dreams that can take years, such as buying a new house or car, establishing your business, creating the lifestyle you want, or finally getting the job you have always wanted. Perseverance, effort, and commitment are necessary to achieve such things. However, once you attain your goals and dreams, you can have some of the best moments in your life by celebrating the triumph and reward you get by working hard through the years.
5. Attend a concert, music festival, expo, or any live event
If you have any hobbies or passions, it can feel nice to share the joy you feel doing them with someone. This experience magnifies once you attend an event that focuses on a particular interest, and many others attend and enjoy the same thing as you. If you are into music, you can try attending a concert held by your favorite artist/s and experience how it feels to listen to live audio and cheering from the audience. If you are into sports, try to watch a live sporting event, such as a basketball game or a racing event, and be one of the audience that can cheer for your favorite athletes. Niche hobbies and interests like video games, animation, or technology will sometimes hold conventions, and you can participate in various activities with like-minded people. Enjoying your favorite activities with others at an event catered specifically for them is a unique experience that can help you appreciate your hobbies and passions more and possibly make new friends.
6. Do an extreme sport or any physical activity
Participating in an extreme sport or any physical activity outside your comfort zone can be one of your most amazing experiences. It takes courage to do an extreme sport, as it can be exhilarating and daring, such as skydiving, bungee jumping, surfing, skateboarding, etc. They can help you conquer some of your fears, such as heights or water. If you successfully pull off one session, it's as if you beat your fear and did something unique that you can be proud of. If you feel less confident and courageous, you can try less extreme but still physically demanding activities, such as climbing a mountain, participating in a marathon, or trying a different sport from what you usually play.
7. Do something kind to another person or volunteer for a worthy cause
Hearing somebody say the words "Thank you" to you and knowing you were of help to others can be one of the unforgettable experiences in your life. Simple acts of kindness and providing support in whatever way you can help you feel alive and connect with others. There are always opportunities to do something good every day, even if others are not asking us to do something kind to them. People can always appreciate something good done to them. Doing good and helping others strengthens your bond with others, and who knows if one day, the people you helped will support you when it's your turn to be helped. If you have spare cash, you can donate to charitable organizations to help others in need and use your money well. You can also use your time and effort to volunteer for something.
8. Experience nature
Some of the most wonderful things you can see around you are beautiful nature spots. If you have the time, do your best to see these sights, as it can be therapeutic for your mind and body to walk around nature and see how amazing our world can be. You can camp out with your friends in a forest, go fishing near a river or lake, witness the sunset, ride a plane or hot air balloon to see the sights below you, visit a UNESCO world heritage site, swim by a beautiful beach, and many others. Spend time with nature and your friends to create some of the best moments of your life.
Step out of your comfort zone and make your life more wonderful.
Our lives can look more wonderful depending on what we do and how we look at things. On the other hand, life can look dull and monotonous if we only stick with what we are comfortable with and do the same thing daily. We must add variety and take every chance to create memorable experiences by trying new things and stepping out of our comfort zones. By doing such things, we also gain new perspectives that can make us more open-minded and optimistic, which is good for our well-being. When you grow older, you will want to look back and see your past as something filled with many beautiful moments and make you say you truly have lived life. You can start doing many things while you can now and do them when the opportunity presents as you may never have the chance to do them again later in your life.