Travelling is one of man’s greatest life goals. I mean, who would not want to travel? Everyone wants to see the world. Given much resources and time, I would certainly not turn down an offer to go someplace right now. But some people who choose not to travel because of some, what it may seem, unreasonable excuses like, “it’s too costly”, “I am married to my work”, or “Parental duties are taking its toll on me” does not know what they are missing. Read on a compilation of benefits for traveling and allow us to change your point of view about visiting someplace that is totally new to you.
This list underlines physical, psychological and social advantages that will reward a budding explorer like you.
1.Traveling helps you to know yourself better.
When we travel, there are unavoidable situations when you are pressed on what to do or decide. In a planned trip that went wrong, I had some really heated argument with every single member of my family. Then, I learned that I am not patient and understanding in boiling water scenarios which are inevitable when we travel. Traveling made me realize more about myself that I rarely notice in my daily life routine.
2. Traveling creates memories that would last a lifetime.
Imagine yourself telling stories of places you have been to your children and grandchildren. As they say, the best storytellers are the ones who had experiences. Photographs and videos that you can keep and share in social media are vehicles to bring us to and fro to these special and incomparable memories.
3. Traveling does a lot for your health.
Though this is not medically proven, traveling does have some health benefits. When we travel, we do a lot of walking and sightseeing. This boosts your stamina and endurance while being entertained. Traveling also reduces a lot of accumulated stress. When you are in a foreign land, you seem to forget every bother and worry you have in your personal and work life. Going to new places and getting to appreciate the beauty it has to offer is a great way to fight anxiety and depression. I always consider having geographical change when unexplained sadness sets in. I guess the place itself helps you forget what you are anxious about and we learn to appreciate simple joys that go with traveling.
4. Traveling boosts your IQ.
It is scientifically proven that if you know how to speak at least 2 languages, you are smarter than an average learner. What more if you can learn more languages (even in bits of words and phrases)? Traveling also brings out your creative and problem-solving thinking skills. When we travel, some things will not always go as planned. You will meet situations when you have to solve with much critical analysis. From planning the proximity of your trip to choosing the best hotel for your requirement, all help out in developing our healthy mind.
5. Traveling builds your confidence to have more relationships.
When we go to another place where we do not know anyone, we will need assistance. Communicating with local people and fellow travelers allows us to have more relationships. We gain friends and build our social network. We also develop self-confidence when we need to hurdle obstacles during our travel. You would feel that you have a new found self-esteem upon arriving home.
6. Traveling widens your horizon.
When we travel, we are introduced to different people and culture. We meet almost the same life routines and predicaments but we are seeing them in a different point of view or light. We get to understand some things that we do not really comprehend or accept before just because there is a new angle that enlightens us. Can traveling be any more profound?
There are more benefits that you can get from traveling. Identify some of your own. Book those tickets now and have the experience you never imagined.