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3 Best Places To Find Yourself Without The Need To Travel

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When it comes to finding yourself, you do not always need to go to different places to do so. Some of the best places to find yourself are the ones where you don’t need to travel, you can do it by doing some of the simplest things.

Do you want to begin the journey of finding yourself?

Everyone at some point feels a little lost.

Some people experience it, feeling like they’ve been on autopilot, stuck, anxious or bored, and living a life devoid of meaning.

You might have given so much to others that you felt like you’ve lost yourself in the process. Who are you at your deepest core?

That yearning for more in your life and the ultimate question of ‘Who am I’ don’t have to go unfulfilled. You can get your meaning and your answers.

Many people swear by travel to find themselves when they feel lost. They plan exotic adventures to India, South America, Africa – even Mt. Everest.

A travel adventure can be rejuvenating, and open you up to new perspectives, that’s for sure. But you don’t have to run away to Bali to find yourself or do anything else drastic.

The problem with traveling to find yourself – besides the investment in time and money and stressing overpacking – is that wherever you go, there you are. And so is your mindset.

No matter how far away you are, you cannot escape yourself.

Sometimes people find their true selves on the other side of an experience like serious illness, divorce, or loss of some kind. A profound life change can force you to consider what’s vitally important in your life and create a foundation from which to make your future decisions.

Others choose to work with a coach to facilitate the process of discovering who they are and what they’re meant to do. The work I do with clients around uncovering their heart magnets, strengths, and purpose can have a profound impact.

Related: 9 Steps That’ll Help You Love Yourself Better

In the end, though, you have to do your own inner work.

Your answers are not 1,000 miles away; not even 100 miles away. They are probably in your backyard and right at your fingertips.

These are my top 3 practical places to begin the journey of looking for yourself, that don’t involve packing or travel of any real kind.

Here Are 3 Best Places To Find Yourself Without The Need To Travel

1. Near a body of water.

You are born in water, and your body is made up of 75% water. You are deeply biologically connected to it.

Have you ever noticed that your brain prefers blue? Water increases your ability to focus and calm down. So, find harmony and peace by visiting your local beach at sunrise. Feel the magnetic pull of the earth, listen to the waves ease your mind.

If you’re not near a body of water, is there a stream or babbling brook? Or download some music with waves or sounds of streams. Connect to Mother Earth. Connect to your original self. This will help you to begin the journey of finding yourself.

2. On something tall.

Climb a hill, ride an elevator to a rooftop, or safely stand on a table or tall structure. See your life from a new angle, even if you’re just a little way up.

If you’re really high up, you’ll notice all the activity below that you might have ordinarily missed. You’ll see the majesty of the clouds and the distant landscape. You will recognize your place in the world – the bigger picture — and suddenly see the map that leads you where you want to go.

Related: 6 Ways A Woman’s Life Is Changed Forever When She Travels Alone

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Lisa Petsinis

Lisa Petsinis is a certified coach who works with women who want to bring their best selves to their work, relationships, and life. She's on a mission to beat overwhelm and create more confidence, hope, joy, and success.  The key is self-awareness, and she uses a strength-based approach, visioning, mindfulness, and tools like and MBTI® to help clients uncover their brilliance. People say that it's the thoughtfulness, insight, empathy, and care that she brings to each situation that makes the difference. Visit her website to read more of her articles, sign up for her newsletter, or contact Lisa to learn if coaching is right for you. Transform your life, starting today.View Author posts