There comes a point where the normal rest and relaxation techniques you adopt in day to day life, a good book, a movie, coffee with friends will not unstick the particular issues that are recurring in your life.
The beauty of travel is that it allows you space outside of your normal life, in order to rest, rejuvenate and regroup. Sometimes the only way to see through a problem or situation is to take a break from it and let the answers flow organically.
During the transition periods of your life, travel is often the kindest way to help you through, a soothing balm to your soul allowing realizations and possibilities to surface while staring at the ocean or watching some local life event unfold.
Often we find ourselves immersed in a new culture and just being totally surrounded by and mesmerised in the sights, sounds and smells gives your mind and spirit a much needed break and space to allow it to filter through to us the little pearls of wisdom it may have been trying to impart to us for months, if not years.
Your natural and base intuition, the most important compass for keeping you in flow with your spirit is often lost in the day to day living of checklists and deadlines. That voice that allows you to be alive rather than just living cannot be heard over the general noise. Giving that voice space to be heard by literally taking yourself out of your day to day routine can often lead to truly life changing results.
The beauty of this is that you don’t necessarily need to take a year out and travel the world, unless that is something that you feel compelled or called to do.
Often after even just a few days break from the day to day routine you can find a definitive answer to something that may have been troubling you and on your mind for some time, although you may not have been aware of it.
A friend who just could not seem to shake a general feeling of discontentment went on a local break for a week and came back to her life crystal clear on her next steps. On her first day back at work she promptly handed in her notice so that she could start doing what she had always wanted to do. Her thought process was clear because she had given herself the gift of time and by extension the gift of clarity.
That is the beauty of travel. It does not have to involve any dramatic expeditions unless you are called to do that. It can be as short as a night in a local hotel. Women are sensuous creatures and while we may work in a corporate world where sensuality is rarely at the fore, this does not change our core being. Feed the senses with the soul food that travel provides and you will be paid handsomely in the abundant gifts that a journey will provide.
For some good articles on travelling solo as a woman see:
8 Solo Travel Tips for Women – Read This Before Your Next Adventure – Yogi Approved.com
Women who Travel Alone, This is for You. – Elephant Journal.com
5 Fears that Stop us from Traveling Alone & how to Overcome Them. – Elephant Journal.com
Why every Woman should Travel Alone. – Elephant Journal.com