One of the reasons people go travelling is to relive some stress but end up feeling more stressed during and after the trip. Keep in mind that travel won’t solve your problem even if it can relive some stress caused by it. Hence, do not try to travel with purpose to find solution for your real life problems because you might end up disappointed. The best thing to do is to enjoy your travel to the fullest and return feeling lighter and happier. Hopefully you are ready to face your real problems because you have clearer mind.
Make the most of your travel
Of course there is no such thing as perfect travel because it is unpredictable sometimes. You don’t always know if the weather will be as good as the forecast said. However, you can make some adjustments to ensure that your travel is enjoyable regardless with some tips below to consider:
Change your perspective just like what’s been said above. Do not expect too much of the trip such as solving your real problems, having perfect adventure, etc. Try to think of something good and enjoyable and do not too focus on what you want to gain from the trip. Avoid being overly negative either about everything. Do not be bitter on things you see during the trip because it can sour your mood.
Try not to focused on the destination or how perfect it is but how to connect with the surroundings. Your travel is about the journey itself. Focus on things that can make you feel happy and comfortable such as the people and small things like beautiful sunset you see. When you are focusing too much on something superficial then you might not get the travel spirit and excitement.
Limit your use of smartphone and gadgets. If you focus on your phone all the time then when can you admire your surroundings? If you are just going to play with your phone then you can do it at home, why travel? Try not to take pictures and selfies all the time. Give yourself time to fully pause and enjoy your surroundings. You might be surprised to find many beautiful things even from small things.
Avoid solely relying on review. Of course reviews can be reliable for reference. However, relying on them too much can backfire. Keep in mind that reviews are subjective. Different people have different preference hence they experience things differently. Do not be afraid to explore more even if the review says it is not good enough or worthy.
Avoid overcrowding your itinerary with too many activities from day to day. You will end up with beaten body and more stressed mind. Instead of trying to fit in a long list in limited time, why not make priorities. Choose activities and places you want to experience or visit the most. Then enjoy them as much as possible that you don’t feel any regret. Keep your itinerary simple, meaningful, and purposeful.