Five Words to Define Travel

 

I love traveling, and I love languages, so imagine my excitement when I came across a treasure trove of the trip words that describe how we feel before, during, and after we travel.

These five words for travel will define your feeling for traveling.

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Just like a photo can’t adequately catch what it feels like to stand on the edge of a fjord, neither can ‘wanderlust’ fully reveal how we feel when we desire our next venture. These travel words are literary treasures which have been selected from languages around the world. From Japanese to Swedish, Latin to Greek, travel brochures of the future will be peppered with travel words like of resfeber, Solivagant, and Sehnsucht.

Without further ado, here are five words for travel to add to your vocabulary.

 

  1. Resfeber (n.)

Pronounced: RACE-fay-ber

Origin: Swedish

Meaning: This travel word belongs to the restless race of the traveler’s spirit before the adventure starts when anxiety and joy are tangled together.

We’ve all felt this, the jump in your heart moment when you officially purchase your plane tickets. When the excitement and fear flood to your soul all at once, creating a healthy mixture of passions that can leave you feeling anxious or physically ill.

 

  1. Solivagant (adj.)

Pronunciation: sO-li-‘vA-gant

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Wandering alone.

Not all those who roam are lost, but all those who walk alone are solivagant. From the Latin word solivagus, meaning lonely or solitary, solivagant describes anyone who enjoys meandering around new countries, apart, to take it all in.

 

  1. Sehnsucht (n.)

Pronunciation: zeɪnˌzʊxt

Origin: German

Meaning: A nostalgic longing and desire in the soul for voyages past and eternity.

One author explained it as the “inconsolable longing in the personal heart for we know not what." Another related it to “a longing for a far-off country, but not one which we could identify."

When you’re not traveling this can be a powerful feeling, or when you think about the journey you’ve done, and you crave you could relive it all over again.

 

  1. Dérive (n)

Pronunciation: de.ʁiv

Origin: French

Meaning: An impulsive and unplanned journey where the traveler leaves their life behind, allows themselves to be guided by the landscape and architecture.

Elucidated as “drift," dérive is the notion that even if you drift, you will end up on the best path. This could explain life in general, but it also reveals small journeys. When you’re wandering through a new city, and you just happen to walk on a path that takes you to great discoveries.

 

  1. Schwellenangst (n.)

Pronunciation: ‘shwel-en-ahngst

Origin: German

Meaning: Fear of crossing a threshold to embark on something new.

From schwelle (“threshold") and angst (“anxiety"), this word explains that feeling you get before deciding to set out on a new journey. Argh! Did I make the right decision?

Up to you!

 

Which travel words do you relate to the most? What others would you add?

Let me know using the comments section below.

Thanks for the read and I believe you enjoyed this post.

 

Author’s Bio

Buddy is a travel writer and the founder/main editor of http://mysticalroads.com . His passion for travel inspires him to seek new places, new adventures and sharing his travel experience to everyone. You can visit his website and also follow him on Twitter and Facebook

 

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5 Unusual Ways How to Stay Positive Forever

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5 Unusual Ways How to Stay Positive Forever

Positivity is so important. It means less medical problems, a longer life and – most obviously but still most importantly – that you are happier. The thing is, how do you actually become more positive? That’s the 10,000 dollar question, isn’t it?

So that’s what we’re going to look into today. Five unusual ways for you to stay positive and keep the misery at bay.

1. Work on your mental resilience

The opposite of depression, according to Peter Kramer, isn’t happiness. It’s mental fortitude. So if you want to be able to stay positive, make sure that’s what you work on. How do you do that?

  • Sleep enough. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the happiest things that we can do. What’s more, when we get enough sleep we make certain that we’re far less likely to ruminate and will be far quicker to switch away from negative thought.
  • Eat well. Stay away from processed foods, sugars, and alcohol. Instead, aim at eating plenty of the omage-3, protein, as well as whole grains, beans, potatoes, vegetables and other minerals. Stock up on vitamins in the B C, D, and E range.
  • Exercice. I don’t really need to tell you that, do I?
  • Practice mindfulness. Really. Do. Mindfulness makes you better able to step away from negative emotions. So make sure you spend more time being aware of who you are and that you are not your thoughts and emotions.

2. Give

Did you know that giving makes the giver happier than the receiver? That’s right. So, become more generous with your time and your money and you’ll find your life becoming most positive – both because you are giving and because you are sure to feel valued.

Start with what I call ‘random acts of kindness ’. Help somebody in the grocery line. Give a big bill to a particularly good street musician (the arts need to get sponsored after all), help out at a school, a charity or a church. It doesn’t matter how you do it, as long as you do it. Make both yourself and the world more positive.

3. Realize positivity is internal

We often get so obsessed with the world outside of our heads that we forget that happiness and positivity are only a matter of how we perceive the world. So make more time to work on that perception.

That means, taking ‘you’ time where you shut out the outside world through such practices as yoga or meditation or gratitude writing. So do not worry if you cannot – it is what you get from it, not what you put on paper and focus on your mental landscape.

It also means learning that how the outside world affects your inner harmony is largely a matter of perception.

For example, if during a bank robbery you get shot in the shoulder you could see that as an example of bad luck (you got shot) or of good luck (you didn’t get killed). The former will make the experience negative. The latter will make it positive. Which one you choose to accept as your perception of the events as they transpired will decide how you view that event.

4. Focus on experiences rather than things

Money on time spent on experience have more bang for their buck than the same money spent on things. So, don’t buy a new couch when you’ve got one that’s perfectly alright. Instead, go on a holiday with the family.

Sure, you might think that the holiday will mean the money is gone and the couch will stick around for a very long time indeed, but is that actually accurate? After all, a lot of our lives are lived through our memories and a good memory can be incredibly valuable, both in terms of how you see the world as well as your relationships with – for example – your family.

The good will and good memories that you create during experiences can last a long time, far beyond when you’ve gotten used to the new couch and no longer really pay attention to it.

5. Realize the difference between status and happiness

A lot of the time when we think we’re pursuing happiness – like when we try to get a better job, get that new car, or buy a bigger house – we’re actually pursuing status. Now, don’t misunderstand, status has its uses. People with high status can get a lot of things done and can get people to do a lot of things for them.

Still, they are not the same thing and it is important that you realize when you’re pursuing one or the other. How do you know? It’s quite easy. When the underlying motivation is to impress others and the main route to happiness is other people’s appraisal of you, then you’re pursuing status.

If on the other hand, it’s just about how you feel about yourself, then it’s a matter of happiness.

Being able to differentiate between these two will mean that you can choose when you’re going to pursue your own positivity and when you’re just trying to get a leg up on the people around you.

Why is this important? Because status is a zero sum game. That means that when you gain status, the people around you have to drop in the regard of others. And that makes sense, after all, we’re all competing for the same mental real estate.

Happiness, on the other hand, is not zero sum. When I’m happier, you don’t need to be less happy. We can both be happier together. So, in the long run focusing on making ourselves and those people around us happier rather than higher status will create far more positivity. And that has to be what it’s all about, doesn’t it?

Last words

Positivity is a state of mind. Sure, that might sound banal, but that doesn’t make it less true. For that reason, the best place to seek positivity is within yourself, rather than in the world around you. That doesn’t mean the world around you doesn’t matter, but it matters far less than you might realize.

That’s why some monks – who live a life of abstinence and self-denial – are far more positive than the average person in society will ever be. They’ve realized that it’s all about having the right outlook in life and rather than focusing on having more, they focus on feeling more.

If you can embrace that, then nobody will ever be able to take the positivity and happiness away from you again.

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Top 15 Positive Feeling Words and Positive Emotions

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Top 15 Positive Feeling Words and Positive Emotions

Find below a list of the top 15 positive feeling words. The list is made based on the research and accumulated knowledge of Positive Words Research.

1. Grateful

In this category, are include positive feelings such as appreciation (being appreciative and appreciated), thankfulness (being thankful), gratitude.

2. Joyful

In this category, are include positive feelings such as contentment, cheerfulness (being cheerful), happiness (being happy), laughing, funniness, delight (being delightful).

3. Relieved

In this category, are include positive feelings such as relaxation (being relaxed), letting go, forgiveness, security (being secure), safety (being safe), satisfaction (being satisfied), comfort (being comfortable), acceptance, well-being, ease.

4. Free

In this category: being free, authenticity (being authentic), financial freedom, creativity (feeling creative).

5. Peaceful

In this category, are include positive feelings such as equanimity, awareness, clarity, mind emptiness, centered, calm, serenity, meditation, tranquility, feeling peace in your mind on a constant basis (mind peacefulness).

6. Loving

In this category, are include positive feelings such as kindness (being kind), loving-kindness, love, warmth, loving affection, generosity (being generous), self-love, feeling the love of all things, heartwarming, feeling the love in your heart, feeling lovable.

7. Hopeful

In this category, are include positive feelings such as good hope, positive expectation, trust, optimism (being optimistic), positive thinking (using positive words), positivity, positive attitude.

8. Purposeful

In this category, are include positive feelings such as feeling mission oriented (that you have a mission in life), feeling that you have and know your life purpose, knowing your short term and long terms goals.

9. Connected

In this category, are include positive feelings such as connectedness, openness (being open), sociability (being sociable), friendliness, larger than yourself, feeling that your heart is connected with the hearts of all alive people, mindfulness.

10. Confident

In this category, are include positive feelings such as beautiful (inside and out), successful, accomplished, fulfilled, pride (being proud), self-confidence, feeling powerful, inner smile.

11. Curious

In this category, are include positive feelings such as curiosity, interest, passion, exploring, adventure, discovering, learning, inspiration (being inspired).

12. Enthusiastic

In this category, are include positive feelings such as enthusiasm, innocence, pleasant surprises, the feeling that some things are a miracle, excited, amazement (being amazed), euphoria, awed, stunned.

13. Healthy

In this category, are include positive feelings such as vitality, aliveness.

14. Spiritual

In this category, are include positive feelings such as spiritual, bliss (being blissful), greatness, enlightened, feeling unlimited, feeling the perfection of all things as they are, feeling infinite, feeling the Divine.

15. Prosperous

In this category, are include positive feelings such as abundance (feeling abundant), the feeling that your needs are met in a happy, kind way.

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List of Masculine Words ~ Masculine Energy

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Positive Words Research has gathered a list of masculine words. This masculine words represent masculine energy. The words and phrases are positive.

Masculine Words – Masculine Energy

  • CAPABLE
  • CERTAIN
  • FOCUS
  • BENEFIT
  • TRUST – TRUSTING
  • ACCEPTANCE – ACCEPTING
  • APPRECIATIVE – APPRECIATION*
  • ADMIRE – ADMIRATION
  • APPROVAL
  • ENCOURAGEMENT
  • POWER
  • STRENGHT
  • COMPETENCY – COMPETENCE
  • EFFICIENT – EFFICIENCY
  • ACHIEVEMENT
  • HONOR
  • PRIDE
  • DIGNITY
  • SOLUTION – SOLUTIONS
  • SUCCESS
  • SKILLS
  • AUTONOMY
  • LOVE
  • SERVE
  • SUPPORT
  • GIVE – GIVING
  • PROVIDE
  • DEVOTED
  • FULFILL
  • CARETAKER
  • SPACE
  • USEFUL
  • RATIONAL
  • STRATEGY – STRATEGIC
  • PLAN – PLANNING
  • ANALYTIC – ANALYTICAL
  • REASONABLE
  • CONSIDER
  • ANALYSE – ANALYSING
  • BELIEVE
  • OPINION
  • SUGGESTION
  • THINK

Masculine Phrases – Masculine Phrases

  • prove themselves
  • achieve results
  • feel good about himself
  • doing things by himself
  • loving acceptance
  • feeling needed
  • someone to serve
  • good enough
  • fulfill others
  • silent acceptance
  • comforting love
  • common sense
  • point of view

1 Appreciation and Love are included both at feminine and masculine words, because based on researches I found the positive words in both feminine and masculine. But we consider appreciation more masculine, meaning that the masculine needs more appreciation than the feminine.

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