You must rejuvenate yourself some time. Urban life is notorious for causing depression. And if you don’t pay attention to your mental state, your negligence will take its toll in the future. Your physical health can get negatively affected, and your psychological stability may deteriorate.
The first sign you must be careful with is when you feel stressed. And before you are thinking about seeing a psychologist to handle it, why don’t you try to take a vacation? Not just any trip, of course. But the rejuvenating one.
Plan a Retreat
There is nothing more refreshing than taking a break from the overly crowded city life. If you have never heard about a retreat before, it is basically a trip to a place that is close to nature and far from urban noises and fuzz. For instance, you can check Bute Island for its unique cuisine, the Sheese, a vegan cheese. Not only will you have the opportunity to taste that menu, but your eyes will also be pampered with the countryside views of Scotland.
Or, you can travel to places in Southeast Asia, like Bali, Phuket, or Cambodia, to feel the exotic nature and culture there. Usually, retreat programs will include wellness and physical therapies. If you don’t mind some learning, you can also try to practice yoga or meditation.
Traveling can be boring, indeed. But have you tried volunteering for a cause as you travel? Platforms like International Volunteer HQ, Do Something, and Taproot Foundation offers you opportunities to do good things to others and the environment globally.
If you are fond of marine life, you should try participating in maritime conservation activities. However, get a scuba license first because those programs need volunteers who are ready to be sent to the field, not amateurs. If you are more comfortable with human interaction, you can opt for providing care or educational acts for people in need. This type of vacation will surely be spiritually fulfilling and rejuvenating.
Join a Survival Course
Survivalism teaches people to live with nature and to be self-sustainable. And if you are interested in the idea, you definitely have to join a survival course. Once you go to the woods and experience how challenging it is to survive there with only minimum equipment, you’ll come back to the city as a new person.
Discipline, self-control, patience, attentiveness, and courage are some personality traits that can be enhanced by survivalism mentality. Besides, your alertness to your surrounding can turn you into a reliable person during an emergency.