Experiencing an awesome vacation while switching off from workaday worries makes you wonder if it’s possible to make your life more vibrant and vivid every day.
But when the afterglow of an amazing holiday subsides, it’s all too easy to slip back into the same humdrum routines that frustrated you in the first place.
However, there are several ways that a longer sojourn can signpost the way to the type of wonderful life you might have been daydreaming about.
So here are three travel transformation tips for adventurers destined for self-discovery.
Even if you’ve never picked up a pen and paper (or strung together sentences on a keyboard) before, keeping a travel diary or journal is extremely therapeutic.
Don’t spoil the pleasure of freestyling in a footloose way by making your formatting or editing too strict — enjoy the exuberance of dashing down your reactions, ideas and inspirations any which way you want.
But if you’d like to share your experiences, using a free app like Travel Diaries allows you to curate digital posts for private or public consumption — and if you love the experience, creating your very own blog might be one way to fund further adventures in future.
- Moving meditation
Unless you’re a dedicated introvert, you’ll probably make friends and acquaintances as you wind your way around the world.
But you can also capitalise on solo time spent enjoying your own company in hostels, hotel rooms and in transit by using it for meditation and mindfulness.
Regular practice will enhance your holiday by ensuring you’re ‘in the moment’ and don’t miss a minute of your magical experience and it might make regular life a lot less stressful when you return home. You don’t need to unroll a mat and adopt the lotus position to tune into good vibes either — read about walking meditation on Psychology Today and step towards serenity.
- Online degrees
As your time away draws to an end, it’s easy to get really down about returning to normality and the type of troublesome activities that fuelled your dreams of escape.
But if a boring job is your main bugbear, starting an online degree on your travels means there’s something substantial to sustain you when you return, and an increased possibility of a new position once you graduate.
Lots of unis offer online courses, but taking a degree with Anglia Ruskin Distance Learning earns you a qualification that’s industry-accredited, meaning it’s more desirable to employers.
The daily grind won’t seem so miserable when your dream job’s just over the horizon — so online learning can power your promotion.
These five travel transformation tips will help you learn lots about yourself while you absorb life lessons from the cool cultures around you — the perfect double whammy for a dedicated adventurer.
Do you have any travel transformation tips? Share them in the comments section.