You’re RVing but still bored.
What the heck is wrong with you?
Kidding! Whether you’re a full-timer or just take extended trips, it’s totally normal. People get bored, even when they live life on the road.
Here are some ways to help that overstimulated mind of yours.
Plan your travels better.
No matter how short your RV trip is, you’ve got to plan. We all know that. And while most of us might plan our travels and make sure we have campground reservations, we don’t always plan everything out.
Like, what the heck are we doing when we get to South Dakota anyway?
Something as basic as a to-do list will help you manage your time more efficiently and have just enough activities to do to keep you from being bored.
A good approach to planning is to focus on what you want to do when you get there. A good plan can really take time to develop. I highly recommend this planner to help you ensure your travels are as full of fun as possible without being overwhelmed.
Another way to plan is to break activities down into specifics like:
- site seeing
This will help you keep a balanced schedule that allows you to work and travel without neglecting all that is in between, too. Which is especially important when you’re a full-timer.
Personally, I know I tend to work more than enjoy my surroundings. It’s a challenge to keep it balanced, but since I started planning better, I’m living better.
Get Some Exercise
Before you start rolling your eyes, exercise really should be part of your regime!
Go on a hike. Pop in some Richard Simmons and sweat it out with the classics. Whatever! Just get up and moving next time you’re bored.
Get Enough Sleep
A lot of people say RVing and s’mores go hand in hand.
For me, it’s more like RVing and naps.
Ya feel me?
Switch Things Up
I know, I know. RVing is all about switching things up, Liz!
But even if you’re changing your view every 3 days, you can fall into a routine that stifles you.
You can travel too much and get a really frustrating-type of boredom where your mind can never settle. Or maybe you’re not traveling enough. Or even spending too much time in your RV and not enough time exploring outside.
Venturing into something new could help.
Maybe it’s time to take a break from the wild boondocking in favor of a wicked sweet RV park? Stuck in traffic for hours with the campground just in the view? Try some fun car games or pull over and have lunch at an impromptu restaurant.
Of course, go ahead and switch up your scenery, too.
If you’ve always traveled the east coast, give the desert a try. Go on a cruise to get away from the RV for a while. The possibilities are endless, yo!
Volunteer on Your Next Road Trip
Quit being selfish! Volunteer!
(That should be a t shirt or something, amirite?)
As you’re planning your next trip, think about how you can give back to that community. Parks and recreation centers are always in need of extra hands. Local animal shelters are in constant need of people to walk dogs, etc. And if you’re a National Park geek, sign up for the Volunteers-In-Parks program!
Volunteering is an awesome way to do good in the world and make you look like Mother Teresa on social media.