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13 Signs You’re An Explorer Even Though You Aren’t Traveling Around Frequently

13 Signs You’re An Explorer Even Though You Aren’t Traveling Around Frequently

Sometimes we want to see the world but perhaps because of health or finance it seems difficult to accomplish. For some the desire to explore is within them and this hunger will always spur them to take advantage of their immediate environment.

1. You are more interested in experiences than in items

Travelers and explorers are not concerned about the items or things that they have to buy over the experience they gain from traveling and seeing the world. If you love and cherish experience over items then you have the attitude of an explorer.

2. You get absorbed in new cultures

It could be a new meal you are invited to eat at your neighbor’s place or listening to others speak a different language, you are interested in other cultures besides your own.

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3. You are not stuck to a singular way of living

It could be the changes you make to your room every month or trying something different every now and then, you love to be free with your thoughts and trying something new. You know what it means to be free and getting stuck to a particular way of doing things doesn’t belong to your identity.

4. You like to take risks

Somehow trying a new venture or pushing yourself beyond borders pumps you. You are not averse to taking risks and getting out of your comfort zone to doing something new.

5. You are cool with strangers

You do not detest strangers. You can deal with meeting someone new and connecting with the person instantly. To you strangers are friends in the making and you are great at chatting someone up and learning from them.

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6. You love geography

You like maps and anything related to geography. You are always excited by seeing landscapes, eccentric pictures and panoramic sights. It goes beyond studying geography, you simply like new locations.

7. You are a curious person

You like to learn something new, whether through books, documentaries or educational movies. You treat these pictures or words with a detailed perspective as you are interested in the names, places and meals you find in these media.

8. You are good at managing your budget

You can handle money well and it is not about spending it on luxurious items or on things you don’t really need. You know how to regulate your income and do not see money as a setback in being happy and having the things that satisfy you.

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9. You are driven by purpose and passion

You are excited by discovering yourself and directing your life on a channel that pleases your inner self. You are not concerned about defying the conventional to pursue your passion and what makes you happy.

10. You are a student of life

You are willing to embrace lessons that life teaches you. It goes beyond having a degree from any university. You understand that real education and knowledge goes beyond pursuing the formal, but in studying new territories and not limiting yourself to any ‘walled’ environment.

11. You are not so hard on yourself

Explorers know that in the journey or in their travel mistakes will be made and even they will be students of things that are seemingly unfamiliar. Travellers do not take themselves too seriously. They can open their hearts to embracing something new. You do not live on regrets and mistakes that you take yourself too seriously rather you can let go and treat yourself to exciting new moments.

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12. You love challenges

Challenges tickle. You want to be put to the test so that you can become better and improve yourself. Explorer’s love a challenge as they know it’s about the knowledge they get from the hunt rather than sitting to wait for others to define their circumstances.

13. You love adventure

You read history books and find something fascinating in them. You like taking trips to the museum nearby and excite your restless mind. You will always love to get out rather than stay in.

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Last Updated on September 12, 2019

12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

Even the most charismatic people you know, whether in person or celebrities of some sort, experience days where they feel lost in life and isolated from everyone else.

While it’s good to know we aren’t alone in this feeling, the question still remains:

What should we do when we feel lost and lonely?

Here are 12 things to remember:

1. Recognize That It’s Okay!

The truth is, there are times you need to be alone. If you’ve always been accustomed to being in contact with people, this may prove difficult.

However, learning how to be alone and comfortable in your own skin will give you confidence and a sense of self reliance.

We cheat ourselves out of the opportunity to become self reliant when we look for constant companionship.

Learn how to embrace your me time: What Your Fear of Being Alone Is Really About and How to Get over It

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2. Use Your Lost and Loneliness as a Self-Directing Guide

You’ve most likely heard the expression: “You have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.”

Loneliness also serves as a life signal to indicate you’re in search of something. It’s when we’re in the midst of solitude that answers come from true soul searching.

Remember, there is more to life than what you’re feeling.

3. Realize Loneliness Helps You Face the Truth

Being in the constant company of others, although comforting sometimes, can often serve as a distraction when we need to face the reality of a situation.

Solitude cuts straight to the chase and forces you to deal with the problem at hand. See it as a blessing that can serve as a catalyst to set things right!

4. Be Aware That You Have More Control Than You Think

Typically, when we see ourselves as being lost or lonely, it gives us an excuse to view everything we come in contact with in a negative light. It lends itself to putting ourselves in the victim mode, when the truth of the matter is that you choose your attitude in every situation.

No one can force a feeling upon you! It is YOU who has the ultimate say as to how you choose to react.

5. Embrace the Freedom That the Feeling of Being Alone Can Offer

Instead of wallowing in self pity, which many are prone to do because of loneliness, try looking at your circumstance as a new-found freedom.

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Most people are in constant need of approval of their viewpoints. Try enjoying the fact that  you don’t need everyone you care about to support your decisions.

6. Acknowledge the Person You Are Now

Perhaps you feel a sense of loneliness and confusion because your life circumstances have taken you away from the persona that others know to be you.

Perhaps the new you differs radically from the old. Realize that life is about change and how we react to that change. It’s okay that you’re not who you used to be.

Take a look at this article and learn to accept your imperfect self: Accept Yourself (Flaws and All): 7 Benefits of Being Vulnerable

7. Keep Striving to Do Your Best

Often those who are feeling isolated and unto themselves will develop a defeatist attitude. They’ll do substandard work because their self esteem is low and they don’t care.

Never let this feeling take away your sense of worth! Do your best always and when you come through this dark time, others will admire how you stayed determined in spite of the obstacles you had to overcome.

And to live your best life, you must do this ONE thing: step out of your comfort zone.

8. Don’t Forget That Time Is Precious

When we’re lost in a sea of loneliness and depression, it’s all too easy to reflect on regrets of past life events. This does nothing but feed negativity and perpetuate the situation.

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Instead of falling prey to this common pitfall, put one foot in front of the other and acknowledge every positive step you take. By doing this, you can celebrate the struggles you overcome at the end of the day.

9. Remember, Things Happen for a Reason

Every circumstance we encounter in our life is designed to teach us and that lesson is in turn passed on to others.

Sometimes we’re fortunate enough to figure out the lesson to be learned, while other times, we simply need to have faith that if the lesson wasn’t meant directly for us to learn from, how we handled it was observed by someone who needed to learn.

Your solitude and feeling of lost, in this instance, although painful possibly, may be teaching someone else.

10. Journal During This Time

Record your thoughts when you’re at the height of loneliness and feeling lost. You’ll be amazed when you reflect back at how you viewed things at the time and how far you’ve come later.

This time (if recorded) can give you a keen insight into who you are and what makes you feel the way you feel.

11. Remember You Aren’t the First to Feel This Way

It’s quite common to feel as if we’re alone and no one else has ever felt this way before. We think this because at the time of our distress, we’re silently observing others around us who are seemingly fine in every way.

The truth is, we can’t possibly know the struggles of those around us unless they elect to share them. We ALL have known this pain!

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Try confiding in someone you trust and ask them how they deal with these feelings when they experienced it. You may be surprised at what you learn.

12. Ask for Help If the Problem Persists

The feeling of being lost and lonely is common to everyone, but typically it will last for a relatively short period of time.

Most people will confess to, at one time or another, being in a “funk.” But if the problem persists longer than you feel it should, don’t ignore it.

When your ability to reason and consider things rationally becomes impaired, do not poo poo the problem away and think it isn’t worthy of attention. Seek medical help.

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Final Thoughts

Loneliness and a sense of feeling lost can in many ways be extremely painful and difficult to deal with at best. However, these feelings can also serve as a catalyst for change in our lives if we acknowledge them and act.

Above anything, cherish your mental well being and don’t underestimate its worth. Seek professional guidance if you’re unable to distinguish between a sense of freedom for yourself and a sense of despair.

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