The way back is the best part
We all know the importance of vacations. There are several reasons why taking some days off will help you. In fact, Tim Ferriss suggests taking mini-retirements. Going to a new place, is the best way to spend your vacation.
When you travel to a new place, you get caught up in the new environment. You explore the place, take pictures, relax and generally have a good time. If you’re not doing that, then there’s no point in a vacation. During all this time spending relaxing, there is one crucial element missing. Although you live in the moment for a few days, there’s hardly anytime for introspection.
Am I happy? Am I living true to myself? If no one judged me, who would I be? What is my story? and the big one, What is my life’s purpose? Questions like these take a back seat or more commonly, it doesn’t occur to us.
That’s why I feel that the way back, is the best part.
That’s the time when you realize that you have to go back to your regular life. You are in this weird state of mind, where you are happy for taking this vacation and sad that you have to go back. That is the right time to observe your emotions and thoughts. Since you’re already brimming with emotions, it makes it easy for you to ask yourself, questions you would normally not ask.
More importantly, you just might get answers to those questions. The answers give you a new perspective into yourself. They serve as a reality check to what we actually feel, rather that lying to ourselves. They give you a true picture of you. What you do with your picture is up to you. This is where you have a choice. You either go back to the way you were before you started, or be honest and make a change, one that will make you happy, will give the feeling of being on vacation all the time.