Living in a small closed world is the easiest way to become an ignorant and self-absorbed person.
It’s no secret that I am in love with adventure and I am constantly seeking out new experiences because I know that stepping out of my comfort zone will help me grow as a person. There’s no question that travelling improves your life and changes the way you live and think. I am the biggest advocate for travelling and I encourage everyone to travel, travel, travel. And this doesn’t mean cross boarders, this means explore your city or even tour your country, just get out.
1. It changes your worldview
Travelling will make you see the world in a different way. You will begin to widen your perspective and start to think differently about many things in your life. Because you constantly meeting new people you learn so much about new cultures and this forces you to rethink a lot of your previous stereotypes and prejudices. You really realise what a small part of this world you hold and how much is truly out there to explore and experience.
2. You become content and grateful
Travelling will prove that simple things can bring you happiness and that you only need a little to be satisfied. You learn to live with less and the less you have, the less you have to maintain. Because you can’t travel around with too much luggage, you discover that you actually don’t need much material stuff in order to be happy. This has been the biggest realisation since leaving my country and travel abroad.
3. Travelling changes your character
Travelling gives you the freedom to be yourself because you are not expected to conform to the societal norms you may have grown up with. Travelling allows you to connect deeper with your true self and start to live the way you want too. Your authentic self is screaming to be set free and travelling let’s you do this with no shame.
4. It forces you to step out of your comfort zone
Leaving your comfort zone can initially be tough and maybe even a little frightening but in the end it’s always AMAZING and you will never look back. Travelling will let you embrace this change with open arms. Travelling opens you up to new experiences and things you would normally never try or engage in. It gets rid of comfort zones. When you travel you now “want to do” you say NO less frequently and you have a need to want to experience more and more.
5. You will value money a lot more
You will start to buy less things because you want to experience more of life. You quickly become so content and grateful for what you have and be so focused on only the things that you need that you won’t want waste a cent on material items and rather save your money for another trip.
6. It simply makes you a more happier person
At least this is true for me and many of my travelling friends. And the best way to explain it is that travelling helps you to clear your mind, allowing you to let go of all the negativity in your life – this is what contributes to making you feel a lot happier and most importantly healthier. I live a life free of everyday drama. I truly most grateful for finding true contentment and happiness as this is the last thing I thought I would gain from crossing my boarder.
Travelling is believed to be the best cure for depression, narrow-mindedness and stereotypes.
I am the biggest advocate for travelling and I am sure my friends and family are sick of hearing it all the time. It excites me to my core when I hear news of someone about to jet off somewhere in the world, away from everything familiar, because I know that something great is about to happen to them.
Have you travelled? What are your thoughts on travelling? Keep the conversation going in the comment section below.
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