Tired of sitting in an uncomfortable ergonomic chair, staring at a never-ending pile of documents you have to sort through and contemplating your existential existence? Here are 10 reasons why you should immediately open a new tab in your browser to book a flight to a more interesting and exciting place.
1. You don’t have to put up with people you dislike
That’s right, you don’t have to sit through the intricate details of your colleague’s unbelievably boring weekend, or your listen to your boss remind you for the twentieth time to put the new cover on the TPS reports. Choose your favourite people to travel with, or go have some me-time while you explore.
2. You get to enjoy the outdoors
Forget about sitting beneath fluorescent bulbs all day when the sun is shining outside, cruelly reminding you of how you are wasting your life. Actually enjoy some nice weather by staying outdoors for longer than just a half hour lunch break.
3. You can see something different every day
Instead of staring at the same old cubicle wall where you’ve pinned photos of places you’d rather be, actually plan how you’re going to get there so that you can look at something more interesting than the dividing wall between your desk and the window.
4. You won’t get bored
When you get sick of a place, you can just move on to somewhere different whenever you feel like it. A new city every few days? I don’t see why not.
5. There’s no-one telling you what to do
If you want to sit by a swimming pool all day, drink wine at 11am, or pointlessly browse the internet for hours on end, who is going to stop you?
6. You can eat more
Actively exploring a new city will burn more kilojoules than if you’re sitting at a desk all day. Instead of ordering a light salad for lunch, you can get an abnormally large sandwich or plate of nachos and not feel guilty about it.
7. You can go somewhere with better weather
Cold and wintery in your country? No problem. Migrate towards the equator to eliminate your seasonal depression and get a healthy dose of sunshine and heat.
8. Every day is a weekend day
There will be no sinking feeling late on a Sunday afternoon… because you don’t have to work tomorrow! There’s no such thing as weekdays when you’re relaxing somewhere tropical or city-hopping in a different country.
9. You can sleep as much as you want
Stay out late to party or head to bed at 9pm, do whatever you feel like and relish the fact that there will be no alarm to interrupt your morning.
10. You’re free to be yourself
You don’t have to wear a suit and tie, make polite conversation with people for the sake of it, or even cover the tired circles under your eyes with a thick layer of make up. Wear slacks and look as dishevelled you want, and if you’re going to make an effort to look good – do it because you want to!
Why would you rather be travelling instead of sitting at your desk? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!