Written on December 12, 2011 at 10:28 am , by Karla Walsh
In his new book Adventure in Everything, Matthew Walker chronicles everything from fatherhood to fitness to focusing in our tech-heavy world. Somehow, he’s able to connect this all to the confidence and boundary pushing he helps others experience as a mountain guide.
Walker discovered how much his clients learned about themselves during long (three- to five-week) mountain treks, and decided to pursue his master’s degree in applied behavioral science so he could help them, and others, find their best lives through his coaching. “You’re really able to connect with others and develop deep relationships when you’re focused on activities of survival, like cooking, climbing and resting. You can apply the lessons you learn on an adventure trip to most other areas of your life,” Walker says.
Don’t have the cash to go on an extended outdoor trip or to hire a personal coach? Here are a few tips from Walker that you can try for free—and with your feet safely planted on the ground!
How can exercise help someone find their best self?
When we exert ourselves and meet challenges, we gain clarity on aspects of life that are most meaningful and support our well-being.
Keep reading to learn what you can do in the next 24 hours to discover more adventure in your life.