We could have seen it in movies and books – taking a long vacation and going to some faraway country seems like a perfect decision for a broken heart or a life crisis. But will changing the scenery really improve these challenges most of us have to face sooner or later? If yes, then how?
Will our problems become history if we go far away enough for long enough time?
Actually they won’t. Traveling by itself won’t shoot the troubles we decide to leave at home. Oh, there’s no permanent one? Either way our problems are still there in our heads, and we carry them with us, wherever we go. So giving it too much credit based on a hope that a year escape to the other end of the world will make us a completely different person isn’t reasonable enough.
Are there ways traveling can help?
If we bear in mind this may be not the last crisis we have to cope with, and a plane ticket isn’t an attempt to run away from responsibility for our lives, there is something traveling can do. It can be a source of inspiration, new connections and stories, giving us all those bright impressions, so we come back more energetic and refreshed. Seeing the world’s beauty, meeting new people and getting some life experience can’t hurt, as long as it doesn’t nourish denial.