The interesting thing about going on vacation is that a lot of people think that when you go on a vacation, you go as you are. Maybe you’re stressed out, maybe you’ve gained a lot of weight, maybe you’re not looking all that good, but you go as you are and somehow, some way, as you journey and make it through your vacation, you become magically transformed.
I know that’s kind of a bit of an exaggeration, I’m sure people will not tell this to your face because they would look dumb and stupid, but this is how people think. I hate to say, but there’s quite a bit of magical thinking as far as the effects of vacations go, at least for Western Europeans and North Americans.
What gives? What accounts for this type of idea? Well, it really all boils down to Western narrative traditions. I know I sound like a professor, please forgive me. To make it simpler, basically, it boils down to how you tell stories.
If you love mythology, you can see that that is mythological thinking. Just as the mythical hero went on a journey because there was some sort of challenge, when the hero came back after going through those experiences, overcoming adversity, discovering certain things about himself, and eventually defeating the challenge, they come back changed.
And believe it or not, this type of thinking stuck to Northern Americans and Europeans since forever. I would say that even if you did not grow up in such a society, but you were heavily influenced by mass media or an educational system that is plugged into that type of culture, you would have this type of thinking as well.
I’m not saying this is necessarily bad, after all, there is such a thing as black and white magic, right? But in many cases, you are setting yourself up for disappointment because if you think that it’s your vacation that will make you a better person, I’ve got some bad news for you. If you’re feeling insecure now, regardless of where you go, you will bring your insecurity with you.
Just like in that famous story by Milton about the devil, the devil said, “I bring evil wherever I am. Evil is where I am located.” In other words, he doesn’t have to go to a place that emanates evil. It’s not the place that makes bad things happen. It’s him. He carries it with him.
This is the essence of travel. You carry whatever state you’re in with you.
So I use this as a background because you cannot rely on your vacation to change you. You have to do it yourself. This definitely applies when it comes to the layers of fat in your midsection.
Do yourself a big favor, get Vevazz treatments. This Lipo laser technology is not intrusive, but can definitely melt the fat off your body.
Of course, the thicker your flab, the more treatments you have to take. Still, this can go a long way in making you look good for your European vacation. Again, it’s not your vacation that changes you, but your mindset going in and going out.