As sad as it is to say, we tend to prioritize business over personal well-being. Harvard Business Review even polled people on the matter.
Their findings suggest that busyness even has the impact to affect a person’s social standings, with those who lead a busier lifestyle perceived as more important than their less busy counterparts.
But what happens when that stops becoming satisfying? As great as being busy is, there’s no substitute for knowing one’s self.
Pack your passport, get away from the rat race and go find yourself at these five gorgeous destinations.
If you’re looking to get away from it all, Iceland may be your ideal destination. Saying that Iceland is a small nation is a bit of an understatement, as the country’s population only totals a little over 339,000 people.
And that’s one of the most beautiful things about Iceland. Its isolation makes it a prime destination for finding yourself again.
Take long strolls along the coastline, hike up one of the country’s many volcanoes, explore a gorgeous waterfall, or simply take in the beauty of it all and watch the sunset under the picturesque Icelandic skies.
It’s a wonderful destination for quieting the mind.
Those looking to find yourself spiritually would do well to check where it all began.
Mesopotamia is known as the cradle of civilization. It’s given birth to some of the world’s first agriculture, cities, alphabet, and more. It’s even the birthplace of the world’s first-recorded book, “The Epic of Gilgamesh”!
After exploring this ancient, historic destination, you’ll come away with a new appreciation for how far we’ve come as a species.
Regular readers of the site likely remember my previous trip to Thailand. I learned a lot about the area during my stay there and can’t wait to go back — especially since I didn’t get to see everything the country has to offer.
For instance, it’d be great to explore the country’s spirituality. Many people don’t know it, but Thailand has a big population of Buddhist monks.
Rest, relax, and learn how to find your purpose in life and how to find yourself spiritually. You’ll come away from Thailand a whole other person.
4. The Grand Canyon
Too many people think of the Grand Canyon as yet another tourist destination. But the truth is, it’s so much more than that.
The Grand Canyon is a wonderful example of how powerful change can be, as the canyon itself has been shaped by centuries of geological change.
Don’t miss out on experiencing the Grand Canyon, even if it’s only a day trip.
5. Costa Rica
If you’re looking for peaceful retreats to find yourself, look no further than Costa Rica.
It’s a beautiful country filled with natural beauty like rain forests and massive waterfalls, but even the cityscapes are serene. It’s even a great place to surf!
Costa Rica is so dedicated to peace that it hasn’t had an army in over 70 years!
Go Find Yourself at These Beautiful Destinations
There you have it, five of the best places to go find yourself. From the zen tranquility of Thailand and isolation of Iceland to the bustling cities of Costa Rica, there’s a great destination out there for everyone.
Want some personalized travel tips? Get in touch with me and I’d be happy to offer some advice!