Trying to find time off work to travel is always a little chaotic at best, and downright frustrating at worst. You might be tired of constantly logging into Facebook, only to find that your friends have taken off on another travel adventure. They would invite you if they could, of course. But you’re busy working. You’ve got other responsibilities. Yet your friends have jobs and lives and possibly even kids too — how do they actually get away with so much extra time to travel the way they want.
Well, it’s also a matter of lifestyle design. You might be able to talk to your employer about working from home more often. That would mean more time for travel, because as long as you had a way to go online, you would still be able to work. Another point is that some people have made the decision to go fully into the world of self employment. Now, this might not be an option for you, but there’s nothing that says that you can’t get things done anyway.
You just need to start thinking about what you actually want to do, and then do that over everything else. Trying to figure out where you want to go and what you want to do can be challenging, but a lot of people have probably never really asked themselves what they ultimately want out of life. A lot of people end up getting stuck in a cycle of just going through the motions.
Now if you feel that your life has everything it could possibly need or have, but you just want a little more adventure you might want to look around you. There’s a lot of countryside and adventure just waiting for you in your local region. This is known as the “staycation” movement, but there’s nothing wrong with that at all. We often think of travel as meaning that we have to go beyond our borders to see something new. However, if you live in Europe or even in the United States, there’s actually a lot of places to go and plenty of things to see as well as to do. You just have to have the courage to them. It’s also quite possible that your friends have decided to stay close to home but just explore the world around them in a different way. When’s the last time you did an activity that goes outside your comfort zone? When’s the last time that you decided to just relax and have a good time? You might be letting hobbies die on the vine because you feel that you’re way too busy to actually do them — why even put yourself in that position?
If you want to do anything in life, you will usually find a way to actually get it done. The alternative would be to get to a point where you don’t do anything at all with life. This breeds a lot of resentment and hurt, and it becomes very easy to blame other people for the mistakes that you made.
What you need to do is forgive yourself for not doing the things that you want, and then find ways to do exactly that. It’s the best way to actually get what you’re really looking for, one way or the other. Why not make sure that you get started today? You’ll be glad you did!