“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau
Every travel or adventure can be a road to self-discovery. Whether it is a trek to the heart of the jungle or an urban exploration, there is a myriad of lessons that can be learned along the way. From the simple to the profound and everything in between, you can stumble upon something that makes you discover more about yourself. If you want to learn more about yourself, here are some of the best books about adventure and self-discovery that will inspire you to set out on your own journey.
Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration by Meera Lee Patel
Not exactly a book. But Start Where You Are would be nice to have if you are exploring your dreams, goals, and purpose in life. This journal allows you to tap into your creativity and write down your thoughts for greater clarity. Journaling is also a mindfulness activity that helps you focus on the things that are important to you which can guide you as you create a roadmap for your life.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist has been a source of inspiration for millions of readers since it was first published. The story of the boy Santiago who went on a quest in search of worldly treasures continues to resonate with many people. And the tale of his journey as well as the wisdom and lessons he gained from it are among the best things about reading this book.
Eating healthy and making time for daily exercise is essentially a balancing act. It might be challenging at the onset, but it could eventually become a habit if you stick with it long enough. Once you get the hang of it, it would be simpler to keep it part of your activities when traveling.
If you want to stay alert, focused, and energized on your trips, you need to keep the same healthy habits that you have back home. The benefits of a healthy diet and daily exercise are not limited to physical fitness alone. They also promote mental and emotional wellbeing. Making time for exercise can clear your mind, enhance focus, improve your mood, and increase your energy. Exercising even for just ten minutes can also enhance creativity. Eating healthy likewise provides you with the right fuel. It gives you the much needed energy to keep going regardless of how grueling your business travel schedules get.
Not watching your diet or preferring to stay inactive while on the road can lead to health issues if left unchecked. Weight gain may become a problem if you do not pay much attention to what you eat. Introducing small changes can be a good start towards healthier routines when traveling. Sometimes, all you need is to explore other ways to make eating healthy and exercise work for you. If you do not have time for your usual workout, try other exercises or activities that would give you the same benefits. You can adjust the scheduled time for your fitness routine so you do not have to miss out on a good workout if you are busy. Or you can opt for other physical activities like taking longer walks to get the exercise you need.
Being conscious of what you eat also helps when you travel a lot. This does not mean you have to explore the culinary delights of the places you visit. You just have to choose more nutritious foods. You can also carry around some high-nutrient snacks to satisfy your food cravings before your next meal. There are many non-perishable travel snacks you choose from that you can easily carry around with you.