Are you thinking twice about that traveling plan with your colleagues or friends? Do you find it difficult to say yes to the solo travel experience, you dream of?
Let us look at a few interesting reasons why you need to pack your bags today and get out of the 9-5 mundane days or full-time house chores.
Having no one you know in a new place will enhance your confidence to face strangers and crowds. You will develop the ability to cope with obstacles, which will make you confident and help you grow as a person.
Peace of Mind
Life is filled with stress and tension. Deadlines at work, household chores and what not! Traveling forces us to temporarily disconnect from our normal routine and it helps us appreciate the people and things you have around. It helps to clear the mind and refresh our thinking.
Introspect & Self discovery
Travelling helps to find yourself. If that sounds a bit corny, it helps you to understand yourself much better than before. Your likes, dislikes, energy level are some of the things you become aware of. While traveling, you might find yourself stuck in situations you would not otherwise experience in your daily life. Such situations can help you understand yourself and how you react to such circumstances and prepare you for future similar situations.
Boosts self-reliance & tolerance
While travelling, you will find yourself stuck in situations where things don’t always go as planned. Such situations will help you learn to cope with the uncertainties in life. You become more flexible to changes and learn to be more positive about risks.
Ever wondered why poets and artists go for long vacation? They find travelling as a means to escape the mundane, to create amazing artwork. New places and fresh environment gives you creative thoughts and ideas.
Travelling is like a one on one conversation with the real life of multiple people. It opens our mind and gives valuable insights. Meeting different people from vast cultures and societies provides an education that is impossible to get in a traditional school, college or a university. There is no substitute for the real thing.
Helps you to be Original
It is believed that if someone gets out of their comfort zone, the mind gets more creative. To develop new neural connections that trigger original and creative thoughts, you must explore new places and break out of your daily lifestyles.
New connections and people skill
Travelling helps you meet new people and build lasting connections. There are interesting people to meet out there and you will create a skill that is quintessential in the corporate world… Networking Skill.
Broaden your Horizon
Meeting people from different cultures and societies will help you see issues and daily life from many different angles. There is no prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness to understand the world and its problems. Travelling helps you to think differently and observe people and situations.
Creates memories and stories
If you travel with friends or family members or other enthusiasts, traveling helps you build stronger bonds and make memories. Also, you get to hear stories that are unique and authentic to each person.
No matter how young or old you are, no matter your profession, there is always a time when the child in you wants to have some fun. Make that inner child happy and travel for fun, pick a place now and pack your bags. Remember, you only live once, so start traveling to different places like the woods, islands or urban places and get some life-altering experiences.
Let me leave you with this inspiring quote,
Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” — Anthony Bourdain.