How Travelling Can Help You Find Peace of Mind

Living the same day over and over again will not just make you an ideal replacement for Bill Murray in a modern remake of the 1993 film Groundhog Day, but also get you into a time loop where everything seems to be repeating without ever wanting to stop. Guest author Neil Adams is an Australian based entrepreneur and aspiring writer who’s been running his own online business for four years now. When not in his home office he loves adventuring around Australia and beyond and shares his thoughts on travel.


This will, of course, get you into a slump and you will be less than happy with your life – you will lose motivation, constantly feel physically exhausted and mentally tired, and will be cranky.

In order to prevent this from happening and basically ruining your life, you should try to travel somewhere and change your surroundings, at least for a couple of days. Here is some information on how travelling can help you find and regain peace of mind.

Going Towards a Place – Any Place

The most obvious thing about travelling is that you are moving somewhere and it does not matter where that is as long as you are not in the same spot you were yesterday, the day before, last week or month. Having a drive towards somewhere is essential when trying to help yourself and, when travelling, you turn this drive into reality.

Also, it is important to know that you are going towards something and that a change of pace will do you good. Finally, we all know that feeling when you wake up in a new bed and surrounded by things you have never seen before – you have the entire work-free day in front of you and can explore the city and your inner self at the same time.

Visit the Busiest Place You Can Afford

 Of course, you have to consult your budgeting when planning a trip, but going to the busiest, most crowded place you can afford will do you more good than it seems at first. A trip to New York, Paris, Tokyo or any other major city in the world will probably be something diametrically different from what you are used to seeing daily – especially if you live in a small town and are not used to a city that lives 24/7 – and will make you leave your comfort zone.

This, consequently, forces you to focus on your inner strengths and use the resources you knew you had but did not use for a while. You can separate yourself from your own reality and plunge into a new one as a reformed person. In the end, this new persona will stay with you upon your return home, too.

Visit Unusual Destinations

Just as busy metropolitan areas will get you into a mentally aware state of mind, some more tranquil and remote places will calm you down and cool your spirits. A trip to a village in Switzerland, a small mountainous town in Italy or an island in the Pacific will provide you with enough peacefulness and quietness to reset your mind and start fresh.

However, you do not need to go to a specific town, but can choose to spend a week at a health retreat, for example. This will definitely relax your mind and body at the same time, and spa treatments, massages and walks in the nature will remind you what really matters and transform you from anxious into peaceful.

The Individual Choices

Ultimately, where you go does not have to be far from your home. It is not always necessary to see the Colosseum or the Taj Mahal in order to feel better on the inside, so sometimes even a little weekend trip to the country just outside of your town will bring positive results. The important thing is to choose for yourself and get away from your everyday routine, meet new people and find inner peace.

About the author
Bob Brotchie
Counsellor and Founder at | Personal Website

Bob Brotchie is a counsellor, life coach and creator of Conscious Living by Design™. He writes for Anglia Counselling, is featured on various other websites and introduces us to many guest writers all covering topics related to mental health and wellbeing.

Bob provides bespoke counselling services to clients in the privacy and comfort of a truly welcoming environment at his Anglia Counselling company office, located near Newmarket in Suffolk, England. Bob also provides professional online counselling, for local, national, and international clients. The therapeutic models offered are bespoke to the client’s needs, especially those in receipt of 'childhood emotional neglect' (CEN), whilst integrating a mindful approach to psychotherapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) principles. For clients experiencing trauma and/or phobia, Bob offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).

How Travelling Can Help You Find Peace of Mind

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