Self Image and Holidays
Self-Image is the feeling or mental state of knowing or believing you are complete and whole because of your own thoughts, beliefs and emotions that you experience in your mind. It is the belief that you are unique and individual and that there is no one like you on this earth. Having a positive self-image can create the positive circumstances in which you can reach your full potential. On a daily basis, for example, when we wake up in the morning we have an image of ourselves on our minds and this can either be a happy or sad image depending on what we have experienced during the day. It is therefore important to incorporate self-image motivation within your work, so that you become focused and motivated towards your goals and objectives.
In the world today, where we are bombarded with many images of stress, pollution, war and violence, it is important to find ways in which we can find a source of gratification and happiness. To achieve this you need to focus your attention on positive images, such as the images of children playing, mothers and fathers protecting and caring for their families, strong and healthy trees, clean beaches etc. These types of images to create feelings of contentment, which leads to self-image. A balanced approach to self-image is necessary if we are to maintain high levels of happiness, satisfaction and fulfillment in life. This can be achieved through a combination of exercise, diet and yoga, as well as using the holistic tourism approach.
Holistic tourism is a concept that has been adopted by many travellers who wish to combine their physical and spiritual journey as one. Holistic tourism focuses on connecting the physical and spiritual journeys through art and architecture, cuisine and culture, and interaction with nature. Many tourists seek a holistic experience, in which they are satisfied with both the physical and spiritual aspects of their journey. Visiting places that are far off from their homes and experience being able to live like tourists in foreign lands. Being able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the exotic locations and be influenced by the cultures and life styles of the destination country adds to the overall enjoyment and gives the tourists a chance to see the undiscovered and beautiful parts of the world. Such a combination of good food, fresh air and natural beauty can make a tourist's holiday more memorable.