The first law of the comfort zone says we will gravitate toward the place where we are most comfortable, the one that is most familiar to us. The second law of the comfort zone says that when we can’t reach our comfort zone we try to recreate it wherever we are.
But sometimes, it does us good to get out of the comfort zone completely by traveling light and keeping things simple. Instead of approaching your next trip with the mindset of “How much can I take with me?” ask yourself, “How much can I do without.” You may find there are several time-saving advantages of traveling light including less time packing and unpacking, and fewer things to keep track of or lose, which means less stress.
The Bible warns us about becoming too attached to the things of this world. Remembering that less is sometimes better, especially when traveling, might help you redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.