Traveling is healthy because it takes you out of your normal routine. Once you’re on the road (or in the air), you can get away from stressors such as alarm clocks, work-related worries and other ordinary challenges.
Learning A New Perspective
Getting into new communities gives you the chance to gain a new perspective. The best thing about seeing how other folks live is it gives you the chance to be grateful for what you have and ready to change what needs to be corrected!
Expanding Your Creativity
Travel, especially solo travel, lets you open up and be exactly who you want to be, not who you’re supposed to be. Try new things! Check out a museum that everyone would be shocked to see you that. Surprise yourself!
Trying New Foods
Visiting new lands gives you the chance to try new foods. Go vegetarian for a week! Or try eating more seafood if you’re visiting near the sea. If you’re renting a house with a kitchen, try some clean eating early in the day, or go gluten free for a day or two.
Listening To Your Body
Try a new eating schedules. For example, if you have to get up early to start your regular day and must eat at specific times, sleep until you wake up and try eating according to your body instead of the clock. Be patient, this may take a few days!
Trying Something New
Have you been planning to develop a meditation practice? Invest in a book and put in some study time. Study a new language, read up on essential oils, or try a new yoga position. You’ll have stretches of time while you wait for museums to open, for shows to start or for dinner reservations. Enjoy each and every moment.
Maintaining An Attitude Of Gratitude
Yes, you worked hard to get to enjoy this vacation. Yes, it took a lot of planning. However, there are folks the world over that will work harder than many of us can fathom and never get the chance to travel. You might meet a few of them while you’re traveling!
Your travels may also make you more thankful for your home, community, job and normal living pattern. Travel is a joy, but so is going home.