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Feeling disconnected and how to reconnect whilst on the road


Hey there everyone.

Not sure about anyone else out there living solo or full time on the road however the last couple of months I have needed to fine tune my connection skills to people! I have never normally been a big people person however when on the road solo for most of the time and feeling a little disconnected I came to realize that I probably needed to balance this a bit better.

The more people I spoke to about this, the more I realized that there were so many others feeling similar - disconnected. This vlog covers the three steps I took to reconnect to the human kind with the fourth step being something I do regularly.

I hope that if you feel any disconnect this may be of benefit to you! 

 



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Hi TamSun

Your vid was interesting, but way above my knowledge of connecting

To keep it simple, I find that a cheery, G'day, how are you going, helps to break the ice

There are some people, who for whatever reasons, do not like to talk to others

The only forum I have joined is this one

I have met many forum members, and up to date, I have not met any bad people

I mainly use the free/donation/low cost campsites

My theory (or gut feeling), is that those who do not normally talk to others, eventually build a fence around themselves

I also may be different to a full time Grey Nomad, as I only travel for half a year, at the most

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Hey there Tony,

Ahh yes the cheery G'day is great and I personally always try to say hello where possible with some general chit chat which is always good. I do notice many don't exit their vans much but each to their own. 

I think this connection I speak of in this Vlog is more of a deeper connection which I found difficult to find over the past couple of months. I have only stayed in a caravan park a couple of times however I noticed that there are many more people which want to connect there, rather than the usual free camps I stay at. What I have noticed at many of the freecamps I stay at is the weekender campers are there to get in their fix away from the hustle of daily life and at times it is very quiet with minimal people midweek.

This is the only forum I have joined also however I find that many are very accommodating when needing advice etc. There is so much knowledge from everyone! 

That sounds like a great balance doing half year travel! :) 



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the weekend / holiday people are a bit different to the people who live 24/7 365 on the road on the move, as are the ones who live in one place long term .
those who are on the big lap are on a mission , probably not looking to connect to people or places long term as they usually have somewhere to go back to .
others go north for the winter usually by the same route an visit friend/relatives on the way gives them purpose ,some just wander around with no purpose
some have no other home or maybe no family so basically homeless with wheels
somewhere out there we will all fit in sooner or later an hopefully find our comfort zone
when people stay long term in a caravan park you are more likely to make a connection because you see the same people more often

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I find that the best way to connect is to make time to listen. Whether it's family, friends or total strangers, it works all the time for me.

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dogbox wrote:

the weekend / holiday people are a bit different to the people who live 24/7 365 on the road on the move, as are the ones who live in one place long term .
those who are on the big lap are on a mission , probably not looking to connect to people or places long term as they usually have somewhere to go back to .
others go north for the winter usually by the same route an visit friend/relatives on the way gives them purpose ,some just wander around with no purpose
some have no other home or maybe no family so basically homeless with wheels
somewhere out there we will all fit in sooner or later an hopefully find our comfort zone
when people stay long term in a caravan park you are more likely to make a connection because you see the same people more often


Yes that seems to be apparent, I have seen so many different types of travellers all with different stories. I guess that makes sense also, sooner or later fitting in and finding our comfort zone. I think it takes a little while to fully adjust to the full time lifestyle. Have you been on the road for sometime?



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Greystone wrote:

I find that the best way to connect is to make time to listen. Whether it's family, friends or total strangers, it works all the time for me.


 Oh nice, I completely agree, listening mindfully. :) 



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Tamsun wrote:

Hey there Tony,

Ahh yes the cheery G'day is great and I personally always try to say hello where possible with some general chit chat which is always good. I do notice many don't exit their vans much but each to their own. 

I think this connection I speak of in this Vlog is more of a deeper connection which I found difficult to find over the past couple of months. I have only stayed in a caravan park a couple of times however I noticed that there are many more people which want to connect there, rather than the usual free camps I stay at. What I have noticed at many of the freecamps I stay at is the weekender campers are there to get in their fix away from the hustle of daily life and at times it is very quiet with minimal people midweek.

This is the only forum I have joined also however I find that many are very accommodating when needing advice etc. There is so much knowledge from everyone! 

That sounds like a great balance doing half year travel! :) 


 

 

 

I often have a chat with people that say G'day.

One of the reasons i find this greeting amusing is the fact that my name is Graham Day. Yes, thats right, i am in fact Gday...the real one.

I am really Graham Day Junnior, or to be more precise, Graham Day the third, but my mates call me Graham Day the Turd! (just kidding aboout the turd thing)

My Victorian car registration plates are GDAYJR, so if you see that on the road in the future, say hello, or better still say G'day.

I often hear people say G'day, and usually reply with "yes" thats me, "do i know you"

Good ice breaker.



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Haha love it, Gday! An interesting and amusing way to connect with others. I love a good story behind a name definitely something that is easily remembered also. I will most certainly say Gday if i see you around.

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