Daily routines are a great tool used by high performers. I’ve used different routines in the past, some very successfully. I started travelling with a certain routine and I clinged very closely to my routine as I was changing places. It felt like it was giving me stability in an uncertain time.
After some time, I realized, that my routine was not really serving my needs anymore. I’d tried to adapt it, and finally I let go of it. Which was not easy.
One of the most difficult things in life is to feel completely fulfilled without feeling the need to do anything, to prove anything. To just be.
It took me a couple months to get there, but finally I arrived.
This is a great place of freedom. Once you leave the land of “I need to, I have to, I should” you can travel to the land of “I want, I like, I’m curious…”. Which is a place of ownership, appreciation and abundance.
With this inner state, opportunities open that we could never see before.
So now, I feel like it is a good point in my travels to reintroduce a daily routine that could help me get more of what I want. I’ll try three elements:
1. Create experiences: Researching for upcoming days. * Look for options to go for the next days and how to get there (Apps: Wikivoyage, CultureTrip, Rome2Rio. Asking in Person) * Look for options to stay for the next days and write to them (Apps: Hostelworld, Booking, AirBnB, Couchsurfing. Asking in Person for recommendations.) * Look for events for the next days and comment on them (Facebook Local App, in some cities also Meetup/Eventbrite) 2. Generate money: Apply for full-time job for the time when I'll be back. Also offer freelance consulting. 3. Generate language skills: Build up spreadsheet for basic communication in the languages of the upcoming travel destinations.
I’ll let you know how it goes.