Reassess the ordinary
“A well-established fact of international travel is the interesting mental phenomenon of de-realization,” writes Psychology Today. Most travellers recognize the sensation. “You feel as though your surroundings are not quite real,” they continue. “In a new place different from home there are so many stark and under-the-radar differences that, when absorbed by your sensorium for the first few hours or days, a dissociation from your usual conscious and unconscious expectations emerge.” So what’s a person to do once they return home? Channel those feelings of novelty into your ordinary life by choosing to see old things with greater appreciation. If it’s hard to put yourself in that state of mind, imagine your hometown as it must look through the eyes of a tourist.