3 Mindful Travel Tips For A More Wholesome Trip
If you're looking to travel, you're most likely looking to make the most of any adventure. Here are three ways to be more mindful in your journeys and to enjoy every travel experience!
- Pack light and only bring the essentials
- Practice meditating while you walk or enjoy the local culture
- Disconnect with your cell phone to connect with your current destination
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#1. Pack Light And Focus On The Essentials
Traveling involves many moving parts in order to create a successful and enjoyable experience. If you're looking to travel, you obviously want your adventure to be the best it can be!
That’s why understanding how to travel plays an important role in cultivating the very best of your adventures. But sometimes, it's hard to plan an entire trip and know what to do every step of the way. From preparation to actually getting going, there are many different things to remember.
So if you want to have a great traveling experience, it’s important to concentrate on mindfulness from the very beginning. As a mindful traveler, you’re better able to create the trip as you envision it and enjoy it every step of the way.
The Power Of The Present Moment
Mindfulness is important in all aspects of life, and when it comes to traveling, it’s no different. Mindful traveling can help boost your mental and physical health and can make that plane ride a bit less distressing.
So, let's start with the basics.
Start practicing mindfulness before you even step out of your front door. Even in the packing process, there is room to practice mindfulness, even if only in the smallest of ways.
Packing light is one surefire way to ensure your trip can be as mindful as possible. As consumers, we tend to indulge in products and material goods.
But parting ways with our material possessions can help much more than you may realize.
The Importance Of Traveling With Less
Bringing less stuff with you while traveling can make your trip run more smoothly. It means fewer bags to check on your flight (if any) and fewer suitcases to lug into the back of an Uber. It'll also make it easier for you to navigate the airport or any sort of transport.
And that’s just one way to make your travel a bit more enjoyable!
On top of that, packing less means your mind won't be bogged down with keeping track of your possessions. When we're in a foreign place, it's important to keep mental tabs on our stuff so nothing gets lost or stolen. And that can overshadow your mind while traveling.
Packing less and being mindful about what you bring can take some attention. So, ensure you pack versatile clothing items, plan outfits ahead of time, and bring only travel-sized beauty products.
Making Your Skincare Routine Travel-Ready
Even if you're traveling sparsely, you can still give your skin the attention it needs. Bringing natural products with enriching and nourishing ingredients is also a great way to ensure your body and mind enjoys your travels as much as you do.
JUARA made it possible to treat your skin no matter where you are by creating their iconic One-Month Mini Face Ritual for those on the go. It contains all the essentials to keep your skin looking glowy and fresh. Plus, it will help keep any plane bacteria off your face!
Looking to keep your skin moisturized as you traverse a drier climate? Use our travel-size Tiare Jasmine Body Creme to give your skin the support and nourishment it needs to thrive.
#2. Practice Mindful Meditation In Active Ways
Incorporating mindful practices into your traveling can make your adventure what you want it to be. And meditating is one of the most common ways people practice mindfulness in their everyday life.
However, meditation isn't the most realistic thing to do when traveling. After spending money and countless hours traveling, you likely don't want to spend precious time abroad sitting in silence, cut off from the outside world.
So, a great way to start meditating as you travel is by doing it while you do other activities. Taking meditative walks is a great way to combine taking in the local sights while resetting your mental perspective.
Being Mindful In A Foreign Place
Start by walking in local communities or parks to enjoy the atmosphere of the place you're visiting while soaking in the sights. This peaceful and serene atmosphere will also be perfect for calming your mind and senses.
Slow down your pace and focus on observing your surroundings. Pay attention to the sights, sounds, and smells around you and use that to anchor yourself to the present moment.
Incorporating Mindfulness Into Your Lifestyle
Regardless of where you travel, it's also important to understand how mindfulness fits in with various cultures and traditions. For example, the Jamu lifestyle originating from Indonesia focuses on things like community engagement, self-care, and daily rituals to encourage a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
The Jamu lifestyle is still prominent today and can be exactly what you need to make your travel more mindful. Being mindful of what you eat and how you interact with the world can also benefit your traveling as well as your entire existence.
#3. Disconnect From Your Electronic Devices
In today's modern age, we are all slightly (if not totally) addicted to our phones or social media. It can be hard to let go of something so seemingly enticing. But it's also critical to let go of it now and again to let your mind heal and rest from the constant exposure.
When traveling, you have the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the outside world and enjoy being present. A simple way to do this is by spending less time with your devices.
We're not saying you need to neglect them altogether. Your phone can help you navigate new city streets, preserve memories through photos, and stay in touch with loved ones in the case of an emergency. But it's a good idea only to use your devices when essential.
Other than that, let go of it all.
Mindful travel is about letting go of expectations, freeing yourself of what you think your trip should be, and embracing what your trip actually is. It's about disconnecting from your device and connecting with the new culture and life around you.
There's nothing quite like putting your phone away to enjoy being in the moment. (And it doesn't hurt to extend this practice to your daily life as well.)
Travel can be complex at times, but it's also one of the most rewarding and enlightening things many of us do. To make the most of your adventures, mindful travel is essential for encouraging self-discovery and an uplifting journey.
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