Across the world, people are finding themselves in an unprecedented situation, forced to stay at home with limited outings and isolation from friends and family. For most, this social distancing and isolation is a new concept, but for adventurers, it's a normal part of expedition. 18 months ago, myself and two friends spent 62 days on the Pacific Ocean, in a 24ft ocean row boat with no internet, a living space the size of your bath, rationing of toilet paper and the nearest people to us often the astronauts on the International Space Station. Here's five tips for dealing with social distancing and isolation to keep your spirits high:
'A dream written down with a date becomes a goal, a goal broken down into steps becomes a plan, a plan backed by action makes your dreams come true'
Greg. S. Reid
I spend most days dreaming of adventures I want to go on, following adventurers journeys around the world in some of the most incredible locations and wondering if things are possible. It's funny how when you write a pipeline dream down on paper it suddenly becomes a plan, an idea that has become a possible reality. There are so many things I want to do in life, some I will probably never do, others I hope to do next year, but I like making a list to turn ideas into the start of plans. It hit 100 recently and inspired by some other people I follow who have put their bucketlists out there I thought I would do the same, mainly to hold myself accountable to actually doing some of these and partly because everyone asks what I want to do next!
The ones in bold type are those that I have done - I'll be posting about these on my social media accounts in the coming weeks! If you've done any of the things on the list and can give me any tips or advice let me know!