Why it Matters: Not everyone wants or needs to make the grand gesture, but there is growing recognition that we need to push ourselves once in a while in order to be satisfied. It’s as though a quick venture out of our daily routine reminds us to appreciate what we have, while at the same time introducing us to something new that we may love—maybe even enough to do it again. After years of working to fit in, people are finding that giving themselves permission to break out of the routine once in a while actually helps them define themselves better than ever.
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