Mindfulness on the Road – How to experience more

Have you ever been in a place or situation where there is just too much to take in? It feels as if every pore in your body is over saturated with stimuli.  It’s just too much and you can feel your brain cutting out.  The worst that has happened to me is when I think back to some great over-stimulating experience and find myself not remembering anything of it.  The thought of it is shocking, but it happens. All the time.

This is where mindfulness comes in.  I’ve always practiced some form of meditation throughout the years to help lessen anxiety and everyday stress.  Truthfully, I haven’t been consistent in any of these practices.  I usually end up disappointed in myself and looking for quick fixes.  I found that practicing mindfulness and incorporating it into my daily life, I am calmer, more focused and experience things clearer.  Mindfulness is described by a Perspectives on Psychological Science study as “the non-judgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment.”

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Inspired to travel: The words that help me towards new wanderings

There is this mundane everyday routine in the life of a twenty-something Young Professional (YP) that I sometimes have to live by.  Even on Saturdays.  I don’t have a problem with my career path, but sometimes it gets tiresome.  Routine is a killer, especially for someone like me.  I prefer to wander through life, staring wide-eyed at everything it has to offer up everyday.  I know when my senses towards my surroundings have numbed.  In this weak overworked frame of mind, wanderlust takes over and throws me around corners at lightning pace.  At times like these I refer back to, and practice the inspirational (traveling) words that has motivated my travel dreams for the past years.  So, I end up buying plane ticket to Europe.  These words may seem silly to you but they help drag me towards the unknown world of discovering once again.

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