When you think of travel, it can be really exciting, can’t it? You think of all the wonderful places you might get to travel to. All of the experiences that you’re going to be able to have. And then, you’re going to want to travel more and plan more travel. I know hubby and I are constantly pricing and planning different trips. A lot of them we might never go on, but the handful that we do take, will be worth it. Why don’t we travel more? Any of us? You know that you’d love to get out there and travel more, but for some reason it never happens. That’s what we’re going to take a look at today.
The world of travel is definitely very alluring. Whether you’re someone that loves to go on holiday religiously, or you find that you prefer to take smaller trips, it can be nice when you’re able to get away. But what happens when you just can’t make the time? Or you keep telling yourself that you will, but you then struggle to make the time to get away? It can be very frustrating. And not only that, but maybe you’re struggling to budget for travel too? It can be hard to make it all work out. But one thing’s for sure – when you know you want to travel more, that feeling will never leave you.
That’s the thing about wanderlust. When it hits, it hits. And if you’re not getting the kind of travel you want today, it’s time to do something about it. But what can you do when you feel like you’re really struggling to welcome the time to travel, or make it work with your lifestyle? Here are some ideas that I’m hoping will help me in my quest to be more worldly, and just maybe, they’ll help you too.
First of all, one of the main reasons that people feel as if they cannot welcome more travel into their lives, is because they cannot afford it. Yes it can be a problem, but I’ve also found, that most times, if there’s a will, there’s a way. There is a myth that travel is expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways that you can save money for travel and get it all for a great price. But you have to remove your limiting beliefs that you cannot afford it. Don’t complain about the problem, seek a solution. A lot of travel packages can be paid for installments now days too, so there are options out there even for the tightest of budgets.
Then, you’ve also got your lifestyle choices to think about too. Are you spending a lot of money on things that you don’t need. Or you’re buying lots of different things, like an expensive house or car, just to keep up with the Joneses? Then you need to really think about your priorities! Because if you do want to welcome more travel into your life, you need to think about the lifestyle choices you’re making, and change them. Make experiences a priority instead of things. When you’re out traveling and experiencing new cultures you won’t be home to use all the “stuff” anyway!
Next up, it could be that you have different commitments that do mean that you’re not able to travel as much as you’d like. Maybe you’re married with children? Maybe you have parents to look after? A job? There are many things that may keep you here and mean that you can’t travel as much. But, you may be able to work around it by traveling with family, scheduling your travel, and just asking for a bit of help. We take the kids with us, but sometimes just hubby and I get away, or maybe just me and one of the kids, or hubby and our son. Make it work the best you can. Even if it’s not always the nuclear family vacation, that doesn’t mean it can’t be an amazing trip.
We’re all busy, we all have too much to do – but if this is the reason that you’re not traveling as much as you’d like to be, then you need to change that. It’s just so important that you’re able to embrace better time management skills so that your life, and everything you have to do, flows a lot better. When this is under control, you’ll be able to schedule in more travel.
As a step on from that, if you’re not as organized as you could be, then it’s time to change that. If you know you’re not very good at planning ahead, then you need to come up with a scheduling system that keeps your organized and helps you to work on more travel plans.
Sometimes, it’s just that you’re not really sure where to go or what kind of places you want to stay in? When that’s the case, you need to gain more knowledge. Here, you’ll want to think about looking at the different hdb rental price and flight options, or reading up about cultures and climates. If you want to travel more, you should definitely start to show more of an interest in travel.
Now, you also need to recognize that this isn’t all just about your lifestyle and the circumstances that seem to be stopping you from traveling. Maybe you are the reason that you’re not traveling as much as you might like to. If you’re suffering with low confidence levels, then you’re going to want to change that. Maybe you need to believe in yourself a little more, or have the confidence to make changes to your lifestyle so that you can travel more.
The next thing could be your mindset. Maybe you’re confident enough, but you keep telling yourself that you can’t travel. That you don’t have time for travel. That you’re not able to change. When this is the case, you really do need to make sure that you’re able to start being a lot more positive. Maybe when you’re able to change your mindset, you’re going to be in the best possible position to actually welcome more travel into your life. Believe that you deserve to see the world and live your life.
Finally, it may even be the case that you feel as if other people are holding you back. Do you believe that you’ve got other people in your life that are dictating things for you? If you are always put the needs of others above your own, this can happen to you. Or maybe you have others telling you want to do? Maybe now it the time to deal with the issues and start to put your own needs and priorities first, in order to move forward.
If you booked a trip today, where would it be to? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!