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Spotted: Grace and Tiegan are going off the grid!!!

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Going off-the-grid… Yay? Or nay?

Inside every human being is a desire to pursue wild ambitions and discover new possibilities. There’s a would-be entrepreneur, motivational speaker, freelance writer, stage performer, or off-the-grid traveler in all of us.

Unfortunately, most people spend their lives in a routine comfort zone because they’re too intimidated to chase a goal that seems uncertain and prone to fail.

According to a 2016 survey, an estimated 34.2 million Americans experience some type of phobia. The most common is a fear of personal failure, which most of us define broadly as procrastination, lack of proactivity, and isolation from others.

This fear of failure often becomes so debilitating it can hinder a person from attempting any goal that is not a guaranteed success. It feels safe and secure, but functioning in this state of rigidity will hold you back from opportunities, experiences and overall happiness.

Honestly, even I do this. It’s not uncommon amongst most people and trust me, I know it’s hard to get over. It’s easier to say that you’re going to get up in the morning and go for a run than actually waking up and doing it.

I’m all for going off the grid, as long as it’s going to benefit you.

It’s no news that going off the grid and traveling out of your comfort zone is good for your physical well being, but a significant amount of scientific research suggests that exploring a new place can do wonders for your mental and emotional health as well.

Going off the grid feeds your dreams and builds your confidence, letting you “try on” alternate lives. It raises your tolerance for uncertainty. There are no age limits on adventure.

Exploring new places can also give you a fresh start if you’re recovering from a major transition in your life. Moreover, the valuable lessons that you learn along the way broaden your perspective, making you more aware and open to new things. – Grace 

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