5 Things I Learned Being on the Road
Life has unexpected turns now again like I mentioned in my last post, Life is a Rollercoaster and the last few months for me have been no exception. For most of April, I have been on the road with my beloved in a big truck which would explain why I haven’t written much here, but I have been working. I’m always working no matter where I am.
Anyway, the days on the road are long and filled with ever changing scenery. We spend 10-11 hours on the road every day, traveling from one place to another, taking stuff where it needs to go. We’ve hauled so many different types of freight, it’s been a challenge to keep track of it all. Overall, being in the truck has been somewhat of a dream come true for me. I love to travel and I’ve gotten to live in a big truck and spend 24 hours a day less than 10 feet from my love. I’ve learned a few things as well.
1. Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is so important not just for our bodies, but our minds too and when you are on the road, traveling hundreds of miles everyday, it’s even more important because the days can be super long.
On the first trip, I was getting up at my normal time and going to bed much later than I am used to at home. As a result of not listening to my body, I ended up being exhausted (and quite crabby) toward the end of the trip. On this last run, I decided to change things up a bit and let myself rest when I needed meaning, if I felt tired, I crawled into the back and took a nap or just rested on the bunk. I felt so much better and wasn’t as exhausted as I had been on previous trips.
2. Eat Well
Eating on the road has it’s challenges because there aren’t many options that don’t involved fast food or convenience store truck-stop food. Now while eating that stuff is ok on occasion, it’s gets real boring after a few days. (How many ways can you prepare a cheese burger?) That’s not to say that you can’t find or bring options with you.
On the last trip, I decided to bring quite a bit of fruit with me to munch on instead of the standard snack foods which are super convenient in the truck.
3. Do Something You Love Everyday
Even though the days can be long, you can still do something you love everyday no matter where you are. Maybe you like video games or reading. It really doesn’t matter what it is you do, but it has to be something you love and helps you relax.
I like to read when we’re out on the road because not only does it help me wind down after bouncing around in the truck all day, but I learn something new every time I pick up a book. Renee likes to play video games to relax.
4. Stay Connected
You can stay connected even if you are miles away from the people you care about.. Social media is a great way to stay in touch no matter where you are in the world. You can also use your phone and either text or call your friends and family.
On these last few trips, I stayed in contact with my family and friends through text messages. My mom loves to see pictures of scenery so I’d send a few to her everyday.
5. The Law of Attraction is Always Working
The Law of Attraction is still always working for you all day every day. No matter where you are, you are always attracting things into your life so stay mindful. Practice your meditation or intentions or whatever you do for your daily practice.
I got sort of slack with my Law of Attraction practice when we were on the road and as a result, I started feeling really stuck again. Now I’m home and I’m getting back into my practice and it feels so good. I’m also finishing up another book which I’m hoping to get released in July.
At some point, I’ll be back on the road with Renee again. We’ve had a bit of a shake up over here as far as his work goes, but it’s all good.