If I had one dream in this world, it would be to vacation as a living. Unfortunately, my time for that has not come, but my time to inspire people to live and travel is just bubbling in my soul. If you need a little inspiration, keep reading…but, the only question is, where are you headed next?
1.Traveling Refreshes the Soul – Yes, this depends on what type of vacation you seek. Obviously, a Disneyworld vacation would be more intense than a beach vacation, but when you travel you are free from responsibilities. Even if you love what you do, you mind, body and soul needs a break. How many times in your life will have the chance to swim in the Mediterranean? Or explore undiscovered lands? During my recent trip to Nice, France, every time I set foot in the ocean my soul became cleansed, free and one with the universe and myself. When you escape the “business mindset” you experience a state of bliss that is not able to be experienced anywhere else.
2. Traveling Teaches You Lessons – Whether it’s a lesson about yourself or humanity, life on the road teaching teaches countless lessons. Change is a part of life, and when looking at human existence, life constantly changes. Six hundred years ago people lived in castles or were burnt at the stakes because he or she was a witch. Humanity has evolved and so should you. When you discover the way people live and eat your identity changes when you are pushed out of your comfort zone.
3. Traveling Makes you Humble – To go along with the above, moving out of your comfort zone pushes your boundaries. The biggest eye opener for me was living in India. Eating and wiping my ass with my own hand was not exactly what I had in mind when I flew to India, but I had to do it. It makes you appreciate the small luxuries from toilet paper to hot showers. Traveling shows you that even developed regions have struggles with modern day living (like not being able to flush toilet paper).
4. Traveling Brings out the Best in You – How many pissed off people have you seen on the beach? We all go through ups and downs in life, but when away from the home most people look, feel and breathe their best. They are happy, elated and have a keen sense of exploration. Traveling reminds us what it feels like to be a happy and smiling person.
5. Traveling Reduces Your Stress – This ties in with point number one. If you are a worker bee (even if you love what you do and are pursuing your creative pursuits) work induces stress. Meeting deadlines, spending too much time on technology and thinking about work classically trains the brain to think and live work. In order for you to be MORE creative, innovative and productive you need a break from work. Working is like running a marathon. If the runner trained hard all day everyday, the person would be immobilized because of overworking. When you let your mind and body rest, you come back refreshed and ready to tackle your next idea.