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19 Sep 2018

Living “The Simple Life” And What It Can Teach You When You Go Traveling

Living The Simple Life

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Yes, we know that travel broadens the mind, but for all of the enriching experiences you can undergo, the surprising benefit of visiting numerous places in the world is that it can teach you about living the simple life. Wherever you end up going in the world, you may realize how important living a simple life, free of complexities, is for your state of mind. So, living the simple life is all well and good, but what can it teach you?

Embracing Minimal Life Choices With Routines

If you are stuck on your smartphone, or continually filling your life with things to do, it's important that, when you head out traveling, not to cram your itinerary full to the brim. The definition of “the simple life” can differ depending on where you go, but if you are heading out east, to countries where you can't see technology for miles, it can be a very welcome reminder, in the circumstances, to embody the “when in Rome” attitude.

Choosing The Basic Existence

Money is always a concern, wherever you go, but when you are looking for a simple existence, it's always a good idea to put yourself in some good quality shelter and live on the bare bones in other ways. If you are heading out to Bali, there are numerous luxury villas in Seminyak that you can take advantage of to embrace a luxurious way of life, or you can go to the other end of the spectrum, living in hostels and similar accommodation. Safety is always important, so when choosing the basic existence, you need to make sure that this isn't compromised. So you might be better off picking a villa, or even a rental property, if you are heading out with friends, this can get you into the mindset of paring things down. You don't need to sip on cocktails and dine out every night to enjoy a traveling or vacation experience.

Living The Simple Life

It Enables You To Focus On The People

The simple life is whatever you make it, it could be lazing by the pool and reading a few books or you could be heading out to explore a little bit more. But whatever your definition is of the simple life, remember to focus on the people in your peripheries. Not just the locals, but the people that you care about. When you are living the simple life, you may realize how many different distractions you put up in your day-to-day existence. Of course, technology is one of those, but when you are heading out on an experience in the Far East, or in another country completely alien to you, you need to focus on human interaction and the people. This is what will give you a sense of meaning. By making life simpler, then we can realize what we're all about, and what is important to us.

Living the simple life in a foreign country can make us realize what we are missing from our lives, and you never know, you may end up finding a new home, and planning to move away from where you are forever, but whatever your goals are when traveling, do your best not to fill the calendar up too much. Keep it simple, and keep it safe.

Could you embrace the simple life? Let me know in the comments below.

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