Why you should do a road trip this year?
Human beings are social animals, we need to connect, socialise, share our thoughts and emotions. What could be a better way to connect with your people and the world, other than a road trip. Boxed away from the worries and disturbances of survival, gift yourself an opportunity to see the world in your own comfort zone. Corona Virus has emphasised the importance of connecting with people, to keep our sanities at bay.
With air & rail travel going out of the window, unless you don’t mind multiple restrictions being imposed on you; the only way left is road. If you have a car and the will, there is no better time to go out and test your limits.
Advantages of a road trip:
Build a relationship – rekindle the fire in your marriage/relationship or just friendship. There are series of books and videos written on how to spice up your relationship and the most common answer is – give time, communicate and listen patiently. Ta-Da road trip!
Play games, listen to your favourite tracks, talk about each other’s problems/issues, gossip, get lost on a country road and try finding your way out using each other’s skills, there is so much you can still learn from each other.
Morale booster – go for a solo road trip and check the boost in confidence you get. Difficult situations unlocks problem solving part of your brain, making you think on your toes. When you survive such situations, you grow as a person and become stronger mentally. It is an empowering experience which will leave you asking for more.
Many entrepreneurs, leaders and gurus have embarked on life changing journeys, which shaped their fortunes, careers and path of humanity. One should always test his/her limits, staying in comfort zones will dull your senses. Take small risks and keep your adrenaline pumping.
Message of caution – Try a short trip around your city for a day and then venture forward. Always do extensive research, reading and know the terrain you are exploring. Don’t take unnecessary risks and explore places that are very far from civilisation. Increase your risk taking capacity slowly and steadily, with time and patience.
Food for soul
Like your body needs food, your soul needs freedom, nature and exploration. Souls are not bounded beasts, they yearn for freedom and infinity. Have you felt peace and ecstasy when you are on a beautiful road, on a mountain top or on a beach. This is the same feeling sages reach in a meditative state. Hence for a short spur of ecstasy get out and get going.
Find the place or an adventure that makes your blood rush, you sleep with the dream of being there or doing it. Keep exploring, moving and finding new places, till you find your haven. On this beautiful journey you will get to experience new cultures, traditions and cuisines, a proper icing on the cake. Living with different races and customs will show you how vast human race is and what we have learnt and done is just a drop in the ocean.
The more you experience the world, lesser will be your illusion, of you being the centre of the universe. Every trip will unlock new experiences that’ll be unmatched to any thrill in the city. Your problems and worries will become immaterial when you see, how people in the world live and stay happy.
There can be nothing more therapeutic than driving on a long stretch of never-ending road surrounded by trees, fields, mountains, rivers and the sea. We are more at peace when we are in nature. A Harvard study has shown that, people who live close to nature or experience nature once everyday have lesser heart related health issues. Nature helps in de-stressing, uplifting mood and provides a feeling of well being. We live in a society that has many pollutants and triggers that amplifies rage. Hence it becomes imperative that we take a break from the chaotic life and gift ourselves few days of peace and tranquility.
Explore the unexplored and leave for a journey that would bring you closer to your emotional and mental wellbeing. There are many places, beautiful people, earthy fragrances and mouthwatering cuisines waiting to be discovered. Go on a life changing trip and create your own miracle story.