• Penn Vieau

Traveling Your Road to Positivity

The road to living a fulfilled life is not always straight – it can be an upward climb. It is easy to talk about thinking positively when your life is on track, but when you are in uncontrolled chaos, it’s different – or feels different. Getting out of this rut seems impossible. I assure you that you can overcome the negative in your life if you are willing to try and put forth effort. Truth be told you can find confidence and happiness in the most unexpected places.

Further – it is infectious!

For those of you who do not know, I live in Wisconsin. Yes, the tundra. Although the seasons are beautiful, I take some time to travel. Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being - and not just in the short-term. Whether you’re traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, traveling can make you a happier person by building self-confidence, providing new experiences and memories, breaking routine and allowing you to meet people from all over the world.

With every destination there are many new faces. When people are away from home, there seem to be less boundaries to cross and making friends becomes much easier, whether it’s a local curious to know where you’ve come from or fellow travelers keen to have someone with whom to enjoy a beverage or share a taxi. Social interactions make us happier and increasing our social circle means that we’re talking more and meeting different, interesting people, which hopefully means we’re learning more, too.

Grandad Bluff - LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Traveling gives us breathing space that is often lost in our usual day-to-day existence. Having a moment to take advantage of peace and quiet and to simply ‘be’ allows us to let go of stress and tension and just enjoy being in the moment — a key focus of meditation and a practice you can take home with you. Also, you don’t need to be an expert to have a few interesting stories to tell. Traveling throws up a lot of bizarre, funny and sometimes crazy situations that relating back to people will make you — at least — feel interesting. Making someone laugh is an easy way to instantly bump up your self-esteem, so hold on to those embarrassing memories — no matter how much they might make you cringe. I have many stories – ones of which are very kind and funny.

Aside from making you happier in the short-term, traveling can make you a much more contented, happy and relaxed person in the long run. Take in those moments of blue sky, peace and digest positivity. Want to learn more about how to fill your personal toolkit with life changing utensils?

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Penn Vieau  |  Leadership Expert - Speaker - Life Changing Coach  |  Madison, WI  |  |