How do you deal with post travel boredom and the absence of novelty and adventure in normal life?

Before Covid I had spent two years down in Australia and I loved it down there. The weather was great and there was always something new or something that felt like a new little adventure. It had it’s downsides as well as is life but even then I felt imbued with a kind of energy for adventure. Sometimes I worked while out there and mostly with other travelers which added to the experience but also it felt different/more enjoyable because I was working to save for the adventure which I don’t get being back because there is no adventure.

Meeting fun, easy going, and interesting people from across the world in hostels was easy and I shared some good experiences with many of them along the way. There was something about traveling and being somewhere new that even the bad was good if you know what I mean.

Having been back for so long now I don’t get any of that even being in a new city. There is no sense of adventure, there is no novelty , there are no fun, easy going, likeminded people to easily meet like there is when traveling. Sure people like that exist but they aren’t around one place like you get with traveling. Even if I didn’t meet anyone on part of my travels I still loved the adventure and novetly of the experience.

There is something about the people you meet traveling that seems to be unique compared to anywhere else. Most travelers seem to be an easy going and fun group. I guess something about you all going through a similar experience of traveling makes it easy to relate while coming from all walks of life means meeting many interesting characters.

Yes there are things I can do that I enjoy and pass the time with etc but it just isn’t the same. Going places around my home area just isn’t the same either because everything just feels so familiar even if they are new.

What do you do about the post travel boredom and the absence of novelty and adventure back in normal life?

How do you deal with post travel boredom and the absence of novelty and adventure in normal life?