Self-love is a wonderful asset to have. However traveling for self-love can be an even more powerful experience, not only because traveling itself is good for your well-being but traveling will push you out of your comfort zone and force you to grow from it.
Traveling teaches you a lot about self-love. Here are three ways in which traveling helps with self-love:
1) Traveling makes you learn to say no
Before traveling there wasn’t anything I wouldn’t do. I almost always said yes. After I began to travel, I realized more and more that I needed to put myself first. In order to truly relax on my adventures, I couldn’t do what I would normally do for everyone. The yes burden was released and I prioritize what I could and could not do.
2) Traveling teaches self-care
People might think that traveling in order to learn self-love would be selfish, but it’s actually the opposite! We all need to take the time once and a while (maybe even every day) and think about ourselves and what we really want. I don’t care how ‘selfish’ it may sound. Traveling helps with this because traveling itself is your greatest experience at the moment, so any distractions from being on vacation are not needed i.e. work, school. Self-care isn’t just for girls, boys do it too! So don’t forget about that essential part of traveling that is often neglected.
Some suggestions for practicing self-care while traveling:
– Get a massage in an exotic location
– Book a yoga retreat
– Take yourself on a romantic dinner date by the beach
– Buy yourself flowers for no reason
3) Traveling makes you more connected to others
You will make friends with people from all walks of life, each with their own unique story to tell! Eventually, they will become your family away from home. These relationships are so valuable! You are forced to be more connected with others and learn empathy, compassion, and understanding.
So traveling for self-love is not a selfish act at all. It’s a way to become more connected with yourself and the world around you. Embrace it!