The Inner JourneyEmotional adventure guide
It has been a while since I posted. I have been living the last 3 weeks as if I am racing against time. After 3 weeks on Koh Lanta, I suddenly felt as if I’m running out of time and found myself spending not more than 4 nights at each place. I hopped to Langkawi, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and by the time I arrive in Singapore I felt exhausted. I am now in Siem Reap and have been here a week already doing and did a day of sightseeing and relaxing each in turns. I decided to slow down and spent more time in each place, not only to have more time to explore but also to have more time to write my blog. The whole idea of this blog is to get used to writing in general. And also to have some sort of digital diary about all the places I have been and the things that I did. Have you felt similar in your travels? I would love to hear about your experience!
Before I started my travels I considered many possible scenarios that might appear: that I might feel lonely and homesick, miss my family and friends, that I might get stressed about things even if they are tiny, that I might not achieve my goal of letting go and going with the flow as I imagine it, that things might not be as I imagine it and I might not be able to let go of those expectations.
I guess I wanted to be prepared in case I feel lonely or stressed. One of the things that helped me along the journey was my gratitude exercise. I have been pestering people (with good intentions) about this. Whenever I started feeling emotionally low I would saying thank you to all the things, as small as they seem to be, in my life. Usually I would start with my health, family, and name all the things that are helping me on my journey, and yes, I am, grateful for all my tech toys too because they make getting around so much easier. I also keep doing my gratitude exercise when I feel good with myself. I found that I start feeling emotionally low when I look outside of myself and focus on things I don’t have and that are not. So being grateful of all the things that I have and that are brings me back to myself and reminds me how rich my life already is. What are you grateful for?