Traveling can even decrease your daily happiness rate?
Traveling couldn’t just make you happier, but somehow, it can even decrease your overall state of happiness. Whatever might happen, still traveling can be considered much more fun compared to your typical daily job. Sometimes, it turns out to be remarkably exciting until we feel as a dead men already when we realize that our time-off is going to be finished soon. We feel blue on the first day at the office and we keep wandering our mind for our next holiday, which might happen 5-6 months later.
Tired of working & feeling discomfort, then it happens to support the previous hypothesis on above paragraph that traveling does not affect much to your future happiness. By this case, it can even make your happiness state worsen.
Wow, wait.. I knew that it is totally not a good news since we live in an illusion that traveling does make our happiness state increased. Anyway, you can ask a question why would a lot of people spend a sum of money in traveling if this is not able to lever up their future happiness at all?
It is fun, but not in the long term.
Basically it is like an Opium, so addictive & quite expensive sometimes if you couldn’t control it well, then the side effect is worse if you really don’t do anything about it.
It is because the days you spend on holiday period is significantly different for what you usually spend on your routine job. And this will make you feel bad, and sad, especially once you are forced to come back to reality. During traveling, you might spend the whole days doing some fun stuffs such as hang-out with new friends, party all night long or moving from one region to other region - enjoying the new scene you are stopping by. Then when the holiday is over, you can’t simply accept the reality that you shall come back to your routine “stressful” day with the fact that there will be more than hundreds of emails that you need to follow up soon since you have left office for quite sometimes.
By then, you have fallen into an illusion that you think you can live your whole life in a holiday-state. Got no boss to report to, no responsibilities, nor any kind of things that you try to escape from back in the society. You convince yourself that your life is not in your cubicle and you shall travel the world as such life is so damn awesome. When in fact, it is not more than an illusion. An anticipation of traveling which is only existed in your imagination. Nomad-life is easy and all about fun - said no one ever.
You may realize that keep expecting the next holiday season to arrive is pathetic. Then here comes the dangerous part of traveling, when it can flame up your anger against your daily life. Right after traveling, it's possible that you would turn up to hate your life & eventually your overall happiness rate drops down significantly.
Basically it may be good if you want to lead a life which is not mainstream by leaving a-daily-office-life which you consider it stressful and meaningless. But before you take such decision, you need to think also that you can’t live your whole life solely by having a party everyday or by traveling aimlessly. Compensation law does exist. If you can feel bored for your daily office life, there might be an occasion that you will feel bored of traveling as well.