5 Adventures to go on when you're feeling stuck

Updated: Sep 20

Sometimes all we need is a little push out the door.

5 adventures to go on when you're feeling stuck
Venture Forth! For those in need of a mild adventure

We don't need to go sky diving or spend thousands on travel. We just got a little stuck in a rut and need bit of help. Or maybe, just maybe, two years of pandemic living has made going out in the world a little nerve-wracking.

If you have noticed that your anxiety level is preventing you from feeling your best

Here is a game I've developed just for you.

Venture Forth deck of cards
Venture Forth: the game for those in need of a mild adventure

Here are 5 destinations, 5 quests, and 5 objects. Use a random number generator to pick which from each category to do today! So for example - if I chose the number 2, I'd go somewhere with music, take a journal with me, and make sure to wink at a toddler!

Let the mild adventure begin!


  1. Somewhere they sell plants

  2. Somewhere with music

  3. Somewhere with pretty lights

  4. Somewhere with animals

  5. Somewhere with running water


  1. A written-out poem

  2. A journal

  3. A feather

  4. Something shiny

  5. A salty snack


  1. Tell someone they are doing a good job

  2. Wink at a toddler

  3. Leave a hidden surprise

  4. Doodle

  5. Send a postcard

Boost Your Mood!

Did you know that planning a mild adventure like these from the Venture Forth game can make a significant difference in your mood? Even just planning to do the quests can give you something to look forward to! Actually accomplishing them gives you even more of a mood improvement which can help get you out of stressed out, overwhelmed cycles to help your mental health.

Moms Mental Health Matters Too

Hey moms - I tried really hard to make these quests workable for you busy moms too, because I know just how hard it can be to get your family out the door. If you can involve your kids in this, all the better!

Venture Forth game cards
Each deck comes with 180 different quests, objects, and destinations! So many possible adventures (216,000 to be exact)!

Want a whole deck of these quests and destinations? Check out Venture Forth: The Game! Each deck comes with 216,000 possible combinations of mild adventures!!!!

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Roya Dedeaux is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with several decades of working with teens and their families. She especially loves to work with homeschoolers and folks who feel like they don’t quite “fit the mold.” She is also the author of Connect with Courage: how to release fear and find joy in the places your kids take you. Check out her work, webinars, games, and other projects at www.royadedeaux.com

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