Have you ever wanted to go on more adventures and struggle to fit it all in with working full time, catching up with family and friends and all of the other things life throws your way? I know I have. You don’t need to quit your job to have more adventures, and lets be honest not all of us can or even want to.

Did you know that by law in the UK, you have the right to make a flexible working request subject to a few reasonable caveats?

At my workplace we’ve been trying something called a 9-day fortnight. My flexible working request was approved subject to a six month trial across the organisation. So this means that I work a little longer every day for a day off of work every two weeks. This extra day off has given me a block of time to use in a way that fuels my creative side. So for me, this is a mini adventure every other Friday and the chance to have a go at filming and editing which is something I’ve been wanting to try for a few years. I’m a total novice so I’m learning as I go but the only way to gain a new skill is to practice it.

If you had a block of time off like this what would you do with it? What is that idea that you think about but never quite get the time to focus on.

One thing I’ve found quite important is to make sure that I prioritise this time for what I call my Friday Adventures, or for you that could be whatever you wanted to focus on. Otherwise it’s quite easy to find that this day just drifts into a list of chores, or something that doesn’t match up with what I actually want to be doing with that time. Sometimes, I do need to rest – which is different and I make sure I listen to my body when this is the case.

If you want some ideas for mini adventures in the UK check out my playlist called mini solo adventure ideas on YouTube.

Happy adventures!

Heather 🙂

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