The post-travel blues: something you will be well used to if you’re a constant traveler.
Having explored beautiful new countries, eaten exotic foods, immersed yourself in fantastic cultures far removed from your own, and met fascinating new people, the life you have back on your home turf might hold very little appeal to you.
For a while, you might feel low, depressed even, and hold an immense amount of resentment at the mundanity of your everyday existence.
Are you relating to what we are saying? If so, here are some tips to help you conquer those blasted post-travel blues.
#1: Make positive changes to your usual life
If your life at home holds little appeal for you, then do something about it.
You might consider a change of job if your current career is leading you on a path marked nowhere. You could pack all of your belongings in a car or use the services of firms such as MyBekins and move to a new town if where you are living is akin to Dullsville. And you could add more hobbies to your life, as you would then have more opportunities for fun and enjoyment. In short, don’t resent your life. If you can make changes, then do so.
#2: Plan out your next travel adventure
Okay, so your travel adventures might be over for a little while, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan your next expedition. Go back to your travel bucket list and work out your next destination. Prepare yourself for a new adventure by taking a language course, researching local customs, and mapping out where you should visit and stay. And start to save up for your travels, as by putting away some money each month, you won’t have to endure a lifetime on home shores if you can afford future trips. Planning will give you cause to feel excited again, and that might make the wait in between travels fly by.
#3: Be a tourist in your own town
Okay, so your home town might seem lacking when compared to the other places you have been to. Still, that doesn’t mean there won’t be nearby places of scenic beauty to explore. There could be local tourist attractions that you haven’t bothered to visit too, and there could be uncharted side streets and off-the-tourist guide locations that could hold a few hidden surprises. So, what we are saying is this. Don’t wallow in your post-travel blues. Get out of your house and spend time exploring the delights of the place you are already living in.
#4: Live healthily
Finally, this is the key to avoiding any kind of depression. If you can exercise daily, eat healthy foods, and practice gratitude, you will soon start to overcome any negative feelings you might be experiencing. And you can go one step further and relive your travel adventures, perhaps by cooking foods that you tried when you were away (check the previous link) and taking dance classes that are befitting of the cultural movements you learned from your travels. With a healthier lifestyle, you will start to escape the post-travel blues in no time.
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