I have heard of guys in startups that churn out 90 to 100 hour weeks. The adreneline takes over and you are focused on the goal. Keep running till you succeed or fall flat. I totally get that. However, I like to preach something different. Everybody needs a break sometimes. Travelling is not only a way to relax and unwind, it also serves as a great experience to learn new cultures. Of course, savouring some great food at the same time. Some travel with families, the others with friends. Some articles are also promoting solo travel providing the reasons which lends to the allure of travelling. The chance to explore, discover and learn. For the record, the reasons are as follows:
1. You will meet amazing people.
2. The overwhelming sense of absolute freedom.
3. Traveling alone challenges your fears and insecurities
4. Fall in love.
5. You can take the time to nurture yourself.
6. You’ll have a chance to recreate yourself and be who you want to be.
7. You can finally take time to leave everything else behind.
For me, #7 probably makes the most sense. The option to disconnect is so alluring. Get rid of the mobile, emails, calls and just spend some time to reflect. It might sounds irresponsible but perhaps our lives are pretty cluttered with all of these distractions. It provides the time to find creativity again and clear your mind. The other alternative is check in to a temple stay which I did consider a while back. But remaining silent and doing chores the whole day didn’t sound that appealing. I’m sure that if I went on it, it probably would and the effect might last for a while. Travel fulfills that wanderlust and now travel choices have started to niche giving rise to the niche interests and reasons to do so.
Another article promotes a guy vacation. The only time I almost did that was a bachelor trip/party but without a doubt, it will probably end up like the movie: The Hangover. Reading through the list of places however sounds suspiciously like a bucket list which I feel everybody should have one. More about mine in a later post.
You work hard, so play hard. I am not encouraging vacations/breaks at a drop of a hat (though it’s good to be spontaneous). Go for a vacation or a short break and free your mind. Read a book or two during that time and get yourself recharged. When the going gets tough, it’s good to take a step back and look over everything with a fresh pair of eyes. Think through, re-strategize, get back to the grind doubly hard and kicking. So you need a break. Take one and travel. You find success comes easier.
Source of the reasons: 7 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone At Least Once In Your Life
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