Long-term travel is an enriching experience — it often changes your life in unusual, unexpected and amazing ways which are impossible to predict when you first plan your itinerary. But, if you do not want to leave the life-enhancing potential of adventure to chance, you will need to be a little more disciplined about your routine on the road.
Five tips to make your travel sabbatical truly transformational:
Mindfulness is a secular version of Buddhist meditation and it is taken the world by storm over the past few years. If you have not integrated this stress-reducing practice in your life yet, using mindful apps like Calm means you can access useful exercises conveniently on your mobile when you need them most. By the time you return home, being mindful will be a way of life.
2. Have a great healthy diet while you travel
No one wants to only nibble on nuts and berries while they travel, but by sampling unfamiliar foods in moderation, you will not arrive back home after piling on the pounds. Cuisines in different cities and countries vary greatly, for example Prague’s beer, beef stew and dumplings are pretty calorific, as are Mexico’s tortillas, beans and rice. But there are usually alternatives, and you can find tasty vegetarian dishes in nations like India which might help you stay trim.
3. Follow a workout routine while you are on the move
Following a workout routine while traveling is fantastic, it keeps you in shape while also allowing you to be healthier. You can complete your exercises routine in your hotel or even in the airport. It is good to stick to it, so your exercise routine becomes a habit.
Push-ups, pull-ups, squats and dips increase your strength and improve cardio, meaning you will be a lean, mean fitness machine throughout your travel quest.
4. Go to business event and start networking
If you have got an entrepreneurial plan slowly simmering away on the back burner and would like to connect with potential collaborators while abroad, joining Business Network International is a brilliant idea.
With 249,000 global members and 8,851 worldwide chapters, there is a great chance you will find an event wherever you are visiting and getting diverse feedback on your elevator pitch is priceless. You can pick and choose which gatherings you attend. There is no pressure to spend your holiday in pinstripes.
5. Online learning while you are away
If job dissatisfaction was the catalyst for your extended vacation, topping up your qualifications while you are away can help you climb the career ladder when you return.
So studying for an online degree with a reputable provider like Anglia Ruskin Distance Learning allows you to learn flexibly while it suits, completing modules and connecting with classmates and tutors from anywhere with reliable Wi-Fi.
With subjects that range from digital marketing to business management, your future could be as bright as your suntan.
Follow these five tips to return home to a fulfilling future — you can thank us later. That is our list! Share your travel transformation tips in the comments section.