There are many levels to what makes a worthwhile vacation. Some say that seeing ancient artifacts makes a travel adventure perfect. Others maintain that partying hard with random foreign strangers is the way to go. The list goes on and on, but we believe that the answer lies even deeper than that. A good vacation is about cultivating a certain mindset. Which is why, ladies and gentlemen, you should always leave some room in your suitcase when you pack. Let us explain.
Setting the Tone
When you leave room in your suitcase while packing for a trip that you’re about to embark on, you’re sending a message to yourself. You’re telling yourself that you’re not worried about not having all the essentials. You’re telling yourself that you’re open to what you may find, or learn, on your trip. You’re telling yourself that you’re ready to let go.
You may not realize it, but by not packing your suitcase fully, you’re setting the tone for the entire trip. You’re going into with the confidence that you know you’ll fill that suitcase with something else. Some new clothes. A fancy new handbag. A memory, perhaps. Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter what you put there—because it was about the carefree mindset you created along the way.