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Exploring New Horizons: Travel And Adventure During Life’s Transitions


In life, change is constant. That sounds cliche, but it's true. We're constantly transitioning, closing one chapter of life and opening another. From single to married, married to divorced, unemployed to having your first job, employed to retired, and so on. But which is the best way to mark these changes? Travel!

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There's something special about traveling and exploring new horizons. I've found that every time I was dealing with a significant change, all I wanted to do was to take off—not as an avoidance tactic but as a way to seek clarity of the situation. Traveling gives you the space and time to reflect on your emotions and thoughts. 


If you're feeling lost or unsure about a situation, this article is an excellent resource. Read on to get advice from a transitional life coach and learn how to transform your Change Of Plans into life-changing adventures.


The Benefits of Travel When Exploring New Horizons

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Travel helps you get through life transitions in the following ways:


It allows you to self-reflect

Self-reflection starts right when you start preparing for the trip; you decide what’s of the most value to you. For example, if you’re stressed about the impending end of a relationship, you may want to stick around to fix issues, or detach yourself from a stressful situation to seek clarity on your own. Pick what’s most important to you. Ideally, prioritize your wellbeing. Chances are, you'll return with a renewed perspective if you go exploring new horizons than if you had been stuck in a mentally draining situation at home. 


Travel itself carves out the best time for yourself. It disconnects you from daily life and reconnects you to your inner being, bringing your genuine emotions and thoughts to light. You start thinking about what you want out of life and what it takes to achieve it. It's the best way to gain clarity of purpose.


You think about your choices 

As you self-reflect, you start thinking about your choices and where each could lead you. Transitions often leave us powerless because we move from the familiar and comfortable to the unknown. For example, losing a marriage or lucrative job you had planned your life around could have you spiraling out of control without a clue of what to do. But exploring new horizons through travel can give you the clarity of mind to evaluate your options. 


It challenges your opinions 

Traveling exposes you to new histories, people, perspectives, cultures, and experiences. As a transitional life coach, I encourage my clients to travel to appreciate humanity's diversity and develop a greater appreciation for their lives. Life is beautiful in its different spheres, but it's difficult to enjoy this beauty if you're stuck in transition. In addition, it's easy to assume that your issues are impossible until you meet someone who overcame similar or more arduous struggles. Travel broadens your understanding of the world and challenges you to be more open-minded. So, get on these life-changing adventures and enjoy a renewed perspective on life. 


Gives you grit 

Traveling and exploring new horizons is like going through a maze because you don't know what awaits you at the corner; you might run into a dead end or go through smoothly. Examples of challenges you might run into include forgetting essential items, car breakdowns, flight delays, cultural differences, language barriers, currency exchange, and travel safety. Navigating these uncertainties cultivates resilience and confidence, which you can transfer to daily life. 


Creates beautiful memories

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The experiences you go through while exploring new horizons become a part of your narrative or story. The people you meet, the sights you see, the foods you try, and other exciting things. Throughout my experience working with clients as a life coach, I have witnessed the tremendous change that traveling produces amid divorce proceedings. The individual returns with renewed energy and perspective. An otherwise tense atmosphere turns light courtesy of the invigorating life-changing adventure. So, whenever you find yourself in a tense environment, travel.  


Get Help From A Transitional Life Coach 

When life throws you a curveball, and you can't figure out your situation, it's best to take a breather. Take some time off and travel. It gives you the space and time to self-reflect, and analyze your options. The challenges you meet during travel make you more resilient, and most of all, you create beautiful memories. So, explore new horizons and self-discover on your next life-changing adventure. For more information and help, contact Vincent Provenzano, your transitional life coach. Schedule a free discovery session now!

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