Motivation [to Travel]
M is for…Motivation to Travel
The letter M brings us to the halfway point in this lovely [read – frustrating] A to Z Challenge. The farther into the challenge I get, the more insane I think I am for doing this. I had planned many of my letters out in advance to starting this – thinking I was for once in my life not procrastinating – but I threw most of them out the window when I actually started to write.
You’re probably thinking why does anyone need motivation to travel? Isn’t it more like, travel is our motivation to do certain things? Well, yes it is.
But, don’t you ever get frustrated when you’re stick at home unable to travel, working a meaningless job to earn money to fuel your travel aspirations and it almost in a weird way becomes depressing. Don’t get me wrong…I’m fortunate to know that in less than 7 months I’m going to be living the life of my dreams. It’s those 7 more months [after already 8 months] that are killing me.
So, here’s some of the ways I stay motivated to keep doing what I’m doing. Here’s how I escape my job when I feel like I simply can’t take one more day of it. How I remember why I’m working so hard to do what needs to be done in order to quit everything and have this life.
Spend Countless Hours on Pinterest
Before I even started this blog, I was Pinterest obsessed. As in, people actually told me I had a problem. Except now, I have a logically good reason to be on there for hours. So, ha! Seriously though, just meander over to the travel section on Pinterest and take in all the travel porn your little heart can take. If that doesn’t reignite your motivation, I don’t know what will.
Watch The Travel Channel
Maybe you’d rather watch television than sit in front of the computer screen? The Travel Channel can be a little more educational after all and is a great way to motivate you to get out and travel more.
Read Travel Blogs
Obviously, you can come read yours truly’s blog anytime you’d like for inspiration. I won’t complain. Not just because I want to keep up with other travel blogger friends do I read countless travel blogs a day, but also because it truly keeps me motivated. To see others out there doing what I will be doing soon enough gives me an extra motivational boost that I need sometimes.
Research your Upcoming Destination
In the end, I will hardly plan any actual hard details for my trip, but I LOVE researching a trip before I go. I will make lists after lists after lists and researching a place until my head hurts simply because it gets me excited to go.
How do you stay motivated to travel? Do you find yourself getting down when you are stuck at home?
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge .
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