“I don’t like to travel” is just athought. “I am a homebody” is just another thought. Sounds so benign, and harmless.
When I travel, and I think the thought that “I don’t like to travel or that I am a homebody,” I feel anxious. When I feel anxious, I don’t explore or take advantage of the surroundings. I don’t enjoy the process of the packing and the planning. The result is, I don’t enjoy traveling.
Notice how the result proves my thoughts true! Your thoughts always prove your yours true!
That’s my old story… an old belief that I wanted to change. Steve loves to travel and we have always had opposite thoughts about travel.
So how does a“homebody, none-traveler” change their belief, the story? Starts with athought, of course.
Changing your thoughts will for sure change your results.
New thought: this trip is going to be fun
Feeling: excited to explore new things
Action: go check things out when I get there
Result: I enjoy traveling, and I have fun
It’s not as easy as it sounds but it is that simple.
What do you want the result to be?
What thought do you want to prove true?
Choose wisely because you are going to prove a thought true, which one will it be?
When I really deep dive into my thoughts around travel, I realize that I have certain things that I do look forward to doing. I even have some rituals…
I get my hairdone, do my nails, buy comfy jammies. I love buying airport sweatshirt. I love them! Trying airport food. Airports have great restaurants if you are open to trying them out. I’m on a quest for the best airport burger. I love checking out the fitness rooms at hotels and for sure love a bed I don’t have to make!
I would still put myself in the category of homebody. Meaning,that I love being at home most of the time. But now I can honestly say that I also do enjoy travel!
And the truth is, I travel a lot. I travel for work, to visit my family, going to horse shows…I am sometimes gone more than home, too much to not enjoy every moment and be thankful for the opportunity to do the things that I get to do.
So, even though I am a homebody, I love when I get to travel!
Now, go be a goal setting, goal getting, goal digger!!!