13 Comments

  1. Robert
    April 7, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

    Nice article, I think all 7 points are good. For me the best is 6, making plans for my next trip helps me keep my head up because I have something to look forward to.

    Reply

    • Rooting Robert
      April 7, 2017 @ 5:49 pm

      Thank you, Robert! I also see making plans as the most important point as it’s the only more or less long-term solution. I just always get the ‘challenge’that my head makes up to many plans and I have to decide for one which truly is hard! Btw. It’s going abroad again 😀

      Reply

  2. Taiss TogetherInThailand
    April 8, 2017 @ 4:49 am

    This is really great advice! Sometimes you end up getting “stuck” back home eve when you thought you’d be leaving soon. The “reality” of the mundane life comes back and tries to squeeze you into its box, but you can’t fit anymore, so you have to deal with it! I like the cleaning meditation advice! it’s a two for one!

    Reply

    • Rooting Robert
      April 8, 2017 @ 3:39 pm

      Thank you, Taiss! The cleaning one for sure is efficient and I mean there has to be a reason why it’s so wide spread in Asia! For me, coming back is just another lesson we humans have to go through for our own development. I am glad to have this experience and I am looking forward to see how this feeling changes with each time coming home. (supposed I’ll be coming home again once more 😉 )

      Reply

  3. Rajiv
    April 10, 2017 @ 6:23 pm

    Nice article, Robert. I understand what you are trying to say and one go through after the traveling done. But I can tell from my own experience, some traveling experience can be life changing and you don’t return as the same person as you went it. I have traveled a little (14 countries) but my last road trip to Leh ladakh (Himalayan range) was life changing, may like to check it out: http://wp.me/p8p4rd-3g

    Reply

  4. Rebecca
    April 10, 2017 @ 7:48 pm

    Very insightful post – and one that we all experience and suffer from. My answer? Make a destination your new ‘home’ and travel to your actual home frequently, if you can (easier if you’re in Europe).

    Reply

    • Rooting Robert
      April 12, 2017 @ 9:06 am

      That’s a great advice! I chose my home to be Thailand. Just a little bit far away but manageable!

      Reply

  5. Jorge Bastos
    April 10, 2017 @ 10:19 pm

    This was very interesting! I have actually going through it right now, after some months of continuous travelling..
    Thank you for sharing.

    Reply

    • Rooting Robert
      April 12, 2017 @ 9:07 am

      Anytime, Jorge. I hope some of those tips help you to win over this current state of mind.

      Reply

  6. sophie
    April 11, 2017 @ 6:24 am

    I badly need to socialize with people! that’s what I have stopped doing and led me to depression. thanks for sharing this tips! I need to try ’em out asap!

    Reply

    • Rooting Robert
      April 12, 2017 @ 9:05 am

      Sometimes we can get stuck in our own bubble all by ourselves and be getting bashed by our own thoughts 24/7. Reaching out to others destroys that devil’s circle. Wishing you good luck Sophie!

      Reply

  7. Nina
    June 26, 2017 @ 10:45 pm

    I just came back from my “life changing” exchange year in the US and Idk the first couple days I was very busy meeting my friends and being home and I did not had time to “think”. But after a week , one day somehow my emotions hit me so hard. I was home alone and I literally couldn’t stop crying and self pitying myself… I’m not sure if I am having a reverse culture shock or a post travel/ exchange year depression.
    Also I’m usually not the kind of person who writes “strangers” about their very personal feelings, but yeah thx for this article I will follow those steps.

    Reply

    • Robert M. Adolf
      July 3, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

      Thank you, Nina, for being so open! Sometimes it’s a big relief to just speak out loud what burdens our heart and mind. I really appreciate your braveness and hope you are getting the support you need either external or from within.

      I can totally relate to your emotional outburst, what really helped me during this time was to say a big “FUUUCK of” to my head. Took me 2-3 months to do so but I finally see the joy in living again.

      In hindsight, the biggest helper was socialising with people, or better learning to socialise with “normal” people again. In the end. I made the decision to leave to Asia in September and now as life develops I will be heading to China in late July!

      Stay strong, Stay healthy, and thank you for Being, Nina! You rock! (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

      Nowadays I am more frequently blogging on http://steemit.com/@rootingrobert in case you want to check out what I am doing currently. 🙂

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Thanks for stopping by!

Do you want to keep exploring other cultures and experience far away adventures while saving money for your one-way ticket? Get updates and new posts directly to your Inbox! 

Stay Happy!

You have Successfully Subscribed!