Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (“Toyota”) provided me with compensation and use of a VEHICLE for a short period of time. The opinions I have shared about this vehicle are my own.
Have you ever felt stuck? Or felt like pressing the pause button? If so, I recommend you continue to read this blog post.
We can’t run at 110% all the time, unfortunately. There are moments when we give too much to the world that we crash. Therefore, we need to take notice of when we need a much-needed breather. Being abroad for work is one my favorite things to do. I get to experience new things, mingle with locals and create awesome content. But, it doesn’t mean I get to unwind and relax. That’s where a quick road trip comes in handy.
Here are my top empowering reasons why you should road trip:
- It helps cope with stress
Coping with stress is essential in order to move ahead. For the sake of a positive life balance, you might need to squeeze in that road trip you’ve been thinking about. Taking a quick trip gives our minds and bodies a chance to let go of everyday stressors. It gives us a break from the hustle and bustle. Plus, it takes our mind and body out of work, family life and other problems. I recently stumbled upon this quote and I liked it “To be your best, you need to feel your best”. It’s so true! We can’t expect to give the best of us when we are worn out, we are just not going to deliver well.
I have had several moments through my self-employment journey where things just don’t turn out as well as I want them to. It just happens, and we have to be OK with that! “Going with the flow” has been one of my favorite life lessons learned through traveling. I can at times be a control freak, but I’ve been continuously put in situations where I have to learn to let go. I’m sure if Charlie reads this he will be agreeing.
By going with the flow doesn’t mean following the pack, it means embracing your uniqueness and adapting through changes.
- You get to rediscover parts of yourself
I have recently gone on a tangent talking about this topic—self-reflection. We have to take the time to reflect on where we are and where we are going in life. Life’s journey is full of twists and turns, but you can’t navigate them by staying in one place. My advice: get out there and hit the road.
I’m a huge believer of traveling and connecting with new people. It has actually allowed me to discover one of my passions, which you know by now. I enjoy traveling, documenting my journey and sharing the struggles that come with it. It doesn’t really matter where you go, it just matters that you do. Somewhere, even as close as the next town over can offer you different experiences. In this case, Charlie and I decided to go to Sarasota, FL. It’s an hour away from our house and it offers the tranquility that we seek.
There are so many stories out in the world that I strive to share. Every culture I have immersed myself continues to push me to do/learn more.
- Boosts creativity/fresh perspective
Am I the only one that feels a creative boost when on the road? I can’t be the only one! There is truly something magical when leaving town. As a blogger, I do suffer from writer’s block from time to time. It happens! Changing the scenery for a bit allows me to see things from a fresh perspective. I’ve heard people say the reason it occurs it’s because we are stimulated with new sensations that increase our creativity. Makes total sense! A part that many forget is that not just the destination will help boost creativity, but the planning stages can help as well. All that research that we put in when we go somewhere new also helps those creative juices to flow.
I have owned a Toyota for the past five years, and I actually grew up in a household with a Toyota. You can deduce by now that it’s my brand of choice. We drove a 2019 Toyota Corolla for four days and we loved it! We were cruising around town. It was my first time driving a keyless car and that was pretty neat! Fun Fact: when I switched back to my car, I went immediately to push the button [thinking it was keyless as well]. Why do we get used to the good stuff so quickly? Also, as soon as I got the car, I made sure to connect my phone to the car via Bluetooth. I am that girl that jams to her tunes pretending she’s at a karaoke bar or even at a concert.
Besides the features mentioned above, I loved these other features as well:
- Lane departure sensor
- Reverse camera
Top reason to buy a Toyota? They last FOREVER!
When are you planning to hit the road?