Gathering research on life after travel.
Are you someone who has recently returned from travel, living and working abroad? I'm gathering research on this topic and the way people adjust to life back home after travel.
This survey is for people who...
- Have travelled for 3 months or more;
- Have returned home in the last 3 years and
- Are aged between 18 & 44.
This survey should take you around 5 minutes. If you know of anyone that fits the above categories please pass this on. Thank you so much for your time. With gratitude.
Some findings to date...
Are you feeling the effects of reverse culture shock? Are you ready to explore how the world can look now you are back from your big adventure? Book in for a complimentary session to talk through what is happening in your world and how I can help.
If your truly in need of more adventure, your intuition will guide you. Intuition is "The ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning." The thinking mind that we use so much. We often try to think the solution out of the problem… rather just sit back and let the answers flow to you rather than force them out. It could also be said as trusting your gut or following your instincts. If adventure is truly what you want, intuition will guide you there. So often these days we THINK we know what’s best so it can be hard to tune into intuition.
As much as I believe that travel is super valuable and leaves you with some incredible learnings and growth and some wonderful habits, it can also develop some bad habits. Habits that would be a good idea to break.
If you are or have been travelling for a long period of time and return home, you might find you have unconsciously adopted some of these bad habits.
The excitement of travelling to a new country fluttered around my stomach. Seeing new places is something I live for. Im curious to learn about new cultures, see new sites and wonder at the world at large.So you can imagine how I was feeling as I stepped off the aeroplane at Kuching in Borneo. I had heard of Borneo before but had never really looked into it. Truth be told, I had to look on a map to see where it was located, for those of you wondering like I was it sits above the western side of Indonesia in the south china sea. Comprised of three countries Bruni, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Depending on how long you have been away from home, it would be a good idea to spend some time preparing for what you might face. Returning home can creep up on you faster than you realize, some may see the event coming and for others it may creep up on and surprise. Knowing what your will help you make the transition.On the flip side it’s important remain present for the final weeks of travels or life before you return home. This is still an experience and you don’t want to miss or wish these moments away by living in the future.
Travel teaches us to grow, expand and see things from a different perspective. Seeing new cultures, different people and going to a place you have never been before is enough to spark inspiration. New ideas come flooding in, insightful ways of how to live, contribute and be a better person. Deep seeded beliefs can start to break down and thought change as the world opens the mind to see different points of view and a perspective that seems more true to our self.So how do you take that and turn it into action, reality and a lifestyle change that will impact your life and the world around you?
The very act of moving your body helps you go move into a different space sparks an adventure. When you don't know where you're going, it's exciting as you see things you have never seen before. You become curious and start to explore. The simple element of mystery helps you to 'play' which we, as adults don't do enough of. We can look to children to see how much they play, yet we don't really do it ourselves.
The flight to the end of the world was smooth until landing. I don't know if it had anything to do with how far south we were but I have never experienced the plane rumble, bounce and shake so much. Add to this the gasps, screams and worried noises from the cabin and you have one scary experience. Nonetheless I arrived, I felt a good vibe about Ushuaia, Fin del Mundo (the end of the world).
The hype has died down since you first returned home from your gap year, or your 5 years of living and working abroad and it’s time to get back to ‘normal life.’ (what even is that anyway, you dont really relate!)
One of the hardest things, I found when returning home from long term travel was re-establishing my friendship circles. There was a mixture of old friends, plus new ones and other friends I was meeting along the way.
Do you think its true that ignoring is becoming a little more common? How sad that ignoring someone in our presence and being on our phone is becoming more and more accepted. Apparently this has been termed 'phubbing' phone snubbing. According to a study more and more people are phubbing due to internet addiction, smartphone addiction, self-control, and FOMO fear of missing out.