Meditation can be practiced all the time and even in a marketplace. Meditation is all about being conscious and aware of our actions, thoughts, and feelings. – Unknown
Summer is in full swing, and the chances are that you have travel plans in the near future. Maybe this weekend?
Unless you’re going on a yoga or meditation retreat, mindfulness may not be at the top of your list for this vacation. But why shouldn’t it be? If anything, it will make your trip a much better experience.
We’ve talked about mindfulness over and over again, and I believe we can all agree that it all boils down to one thing: being aware of what’s happening when it’s happening.
Apply this to when you’re on vacation…
These days, people tend to get caught up in capturing memories. Cameras are always out – taking videos, photos of sights, selfies, and practically everything else.
While there’s nothing wrong with that – that’s part of vacations, after all – the degree to which these activities are taken is twisting travel experiences.
Think about it this way. You have waited all day to watch the amazing sunset the area is famous for. You sit at the beach enjoying a margarita. The sky starts turning orange…you whip out your phone and hold it steady to capture every single second of the sunset.
And it is as glorious as you expected.
But, how was your experience? Were you truly immersed in the beauty of nature, starting at the sky’s hues with your own eyes, or were you viewing it through your phone’s screen?
I believe that drives the point home.
Put technology, different cultures, and new experiences together, and it’s very easy to get overwhelmed – taking something away from your travel.
So, how do you get the most out of your vacation?
The following infographic gives mindful travel tips – from preparation to post-vacation. More than that, it also delves a bit into mindfulness itself, to give you a background of the concept.
Here you go. Happy (mindful) trails!