Want To Travel But You’re At Home And Life Gets In The Way
Funny, I do everything in life now never to get trapped by life, and yet a master like me falls for the same traps as everyone else. Stuck by life, Work, Car problems, family issues and stuff that never seemed to matter when traveling, but now seem to be real issues. Little things seem to stop you from big things like traveling. Travel is now an unnecessary thing. TRAVEL IS NEVER UNNECESSARY.
This is an article to save your travel mindset. Stop that part of you fading into the abyss. As I explained it can be very easy to think the goal of travel is unreachable when it’s actually more reachable than ever.
How to save your travel mindset
The question you really need to ask yourself is why do you want to travel in the first place? The answer to this question is probably the same as the thing that is currently stopping you. You want to get away from the annoying thing that life keeps throwing at you, now this is the stuff is holding you back from traveling. It’s a destructive cycle, you need to get out of!
Keep planning more trips
The best thing you can do is book that flight… Not the dream holiday, not 2 weeks away but that day or two, long or short weekend. Booking a flight or a hotel is a great way of gaining a great mindset. It gives you something to look forward to.
Can’t afford it? You can book a return flight for as little as £20 and cheap hostel for £20 a night. I did this myself when I knew I was going home after a long period of travel.
Live in the travel lifestyle
Many get stuck in jobs, houses, and family because they don’t keep/have a travel lifestyle before traveling.
What is the travel lifestyle?
Things that represent the travel lifestyle;
- Not fixed to a place (or happy to leave at any time)
- Very frugal
- Not wanting new items or gadgets all the time
- Planning your next trip
- Work is for money
How can the travel lifestyle help get your travel mindset?
When you plan to have a travel lifestyle at home, you can really prepare yourself for your travel future!
- Being able to let go of a place (actually going traveling)
- Save for your trip
- Learning to travel light
- Planning your next trips
- Learning work isn’t life (one of the hardest thing people going traveling needs to learn)
Travel your home country
Traveling your own country is amazing. It’s good practice for people to see more of your own country, get used to going from A to B to C. But not just for this reason of practice, there are other reasons to travel your home country.
- Gives you things to talk about when visiting other countries (You can talk about good things about your own country to others)
- You find a new love for your home (gives you something to look forward to)
- You can have as much fun if not more in your home country
- Chance to see some of the world, with your closest friends
- It kills time till your next big getaway
Read more about travel
This comes in the form of blogs, Articles, Book (peoples journies and guide book) Watching travel programs, Youtube, looking at maps. There is so much you can do to get your passion for travel back. Even the odd David Attenborough program can make you want to travel.
Another little tip, writing about past experiences can also help. This website is for people wanting to do just that (Want To Write For FSG?)
I really know it can be hard to stay in the mindset, and it can be very depressing when you are not traveling. But all travelers have to go through this at some point. Don’t let this low kill your travel high.
I wish you all the luck in the future of travel
If you liked the Funny Backpacker’s tips on how to keep the traveling bug then make sure you check out the Funny Backpack’s How to Travel Your Own Country