The holiday season is upon us, which means you’ve probably been thinking about gifts. But while you’ve been busy buying and wrapping gifts for everyone else, have you paused to consider what you are going to give yourself? Here are a few reasons we think you should give yourself the gift of travel this holiday season.
1. You deserve to be celebrated
Gift giving is about taking a moment to honor and celebrate the people we love. It’s a way of thanking them for all they do and giving them a symbol of your gratitude. Who better to honor and celebrate than yourself? Think of how much you do every day. You are constantly working hard, taking care of yourself, and giving to the people around you. It’s time to give back to yourself. And the gift of travel is the perfect way to do that.
2. Give yourself a much-needed break
It’s been a long year for all of us. Chances are, you are in dire need of a break. And the holiday season has only just begun. The holidays are a lot of fun, but they are also exhausting, and when the new year comes around we will all be in need of a break. The gift of travel is the perfect way to give yourself this break. Book a wellness retreat or a trip to some tropical paradise and take some time to rest and restore from the holiday craziness.
3. Learn something new on your travel adventure
Some of the best kinds of gifts are ones that teach you something new. And what better way to learn than to travel to a foreign country? Whether you are learning about yoga on a fantastic yoga retreat or learning about a new culture as you explore some exotic location, it is impossible to travel without learning a ton. And it’s not just what’s out there that you’ll be learning about… the gift of travel is the gift of self-knowledge. Travel is one of the best ways to grow and learn things about yourself that can only be revealed by leaving your comfort zone.
4. It’s a gift for the mind, body, and soul
The gift of travel is a gift for the whole self. Your body will thank you for the change—whether it’s soaking up some vitamin D or working your muscles as you climb foreign peaks. Your mind will expand as you are exposed to new cultures and attempt to learn a few words in the local language. It’s even a gift for your soul; maybe you book a week-long yoga retreat where you focus on nourishment and growth, or maybe you indulge in wine tasting across Italy. Whatever your travel, it’s bound to make you smile from your body, mind, and soul.
5. The gift of travel is the gift that keeps on giving
The gift of travel doesn’t expire the minute you fly home. Rather, the gift of travel is one that keeps giving. Half of what we learn from travel we learn when we are back in our hometowns integrating all of our recent experiences into the day-to-day act of living. Plus, the next time things get a little hectic, you’ll always be able to return to those happy days of traveling and experiencing the wonders of this wide world.
Don’t skimp on yourself this holiday season
There are plenty of ways to celebrate yourself this holiday season. The gift of travel may not be the easiest, cheapest, most convenient gift you can give yourself. But we believe it is the best. And you deserve the best. So why not treat yourself to a yoga retreat in the upcoming year? We’ll meet you there.