@emiedecastro Love what you said about gratitude! Making the conscious choice to be grateful has really helped me get through some tough days. When it comes to worrying, I find that sometimes I tend to worry about things beyond my control (like this pandemic), and it makes me feel utterly helpless. But I've found that sometimes coming up with small actions I can take (like doing my part to be socially responsible) and trusting that everyone is doing the same (if not more) often helps me put my worries to rest, or at the very least calms it down. Sending lots of love to everyone trying to navigate this crazy times! <3posted in Mental Health
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RE: Has COVID-19 affected your mental health?
RE: When travelling, what could be in packing list to reduce our impact on the environment?@Rebecca-Lim This is such a relatable question! When it comes to packing for my travels, I try to plan my outfits for each day, and pack them in a single Ziplock bag so that it’s easier to pull them out without having to unpack my entire luggage. I tried switching to cloth packing cubes, but found that it takes up more space than a Ziplock would, because of the air it packs into your luggage. I have reverted back to using Ziplock bags since. I try to reuse them during the trip by using them to pack my clothes at the end of my travels, but I still end up creating a lot of waste. What else can I do? Love to hear your suggestions if any, @Sharon-Lok! Thanks in advanceposted in The Better Traveller
Gender inequality in the tourism industry?Recently, I’ve come to realise that when visiting countries where gender inequality is rampant, most of my encounters with locals working in the tourism industry have been limited to mostly the men. Which in itself is nothing wrong, but it would be nice to have more opportunities to interact with the local women too. Is it just me, or does anyone here also feel that way sometimes? What did you do about it?posted in The Better Traveller