When you travel, your habits reveal themselves. You learn what triggers impatience, fear, anxiety, physical patterns of sitting, standing and where your body holds tension. The more that travel reveals, the less we can blame on our home circumstances. Being out of routine shows us where we habitually knee jerk our reactions instead of responding mindfully.
“I recommend travel for my clients, explains Michele Ritterman, a clinical psychologist and author in Berkeley, California. "Therapy is all about getting out of rigid mental states, leaving the same old, same old behind. Travel stirs the pot. One feels and experiences something different in their body and le viola: The impossible becomes possible.”
Here some questions to ask yourself the next time you hit the road: