Traveling is something that is available to many of us nowadays as fare prices decrease and the availability of cheaper flights and tickets becomes more and more prevalent. There are numerous low-cost airlines and travel companies operating who are glad to offer flights for a fraction of the price that they used to be offered – even ten years ago. With this kind of cheap price comes an increase in the numbers of people who are traveling purely for pleasure and leisure.
It’s now basically the norm for people to have traveled extensively by the time they’re 25 (or even less). There are numerous benefits to be seen from traveling, and I wanted to discuss some of these with a specific focus on the way in which traveling can change your perspective – for the better. Let’s take a look at some of these here in the hopes that it inspires a little bit of wanderlust in you.
You are more interested in trying something new
When you have never set foot outside your home town, it can be a bit daunting to think of yourself heading off into the great unknown and traveling to a distant land where they don’t speak your language! When you have traveled though, it’s a lot easier to experience something new because you’ve put yourself so far out of your comfort zone in the past. The benefits for this kind of perspective shift range from having greater confidence at work through to being more able to make tough choices in your life.
You’re more resilient
Whether you’ve traveled a little or a lot, you learn a huge amount about yourself – even if you just travel around your home country. One of the key things that you learn how to be is more resilient – because when you’re traveling, you often have to think on your feet and to manage problems as they arise – often with limited resources and abilities.
You learn to be more mindful
Traveling makes you appreciate what you really have, and what others don’t as part of the world that we live in. Part of traveling is learning to really appreciate each and every moment as and when it happens, because – without getting too heavy here – life is fleeting, and you really need to enjoy it while it lasts.
You appreciate what you have
Say you’ve been backpacking around Australia and you arrive in the capital of Victoria. There would actually be nothing better than checking into a serviced apartment in Melbourne and enjoying a luxurious hot shower and comfortable bed. For many people, they don’t have that luxury and they are hard pressed to have a hot meal every night! traveling shows you how lucky you are.You get educated by traveling. Solange Knowles #quoteClick To Tweet
You learn to live with less than you thought you needed
traveling and living out of a backpack isn’t easy, and when you’re moving around a lot it makes a big difference if you didn’t pack too much stuff because you have an easier time packing and repacking your clothes and goods. You learn to value the essentials and begin to wish away the useless bumpf!
You begin to value experiences over ‘stuff’
That gorgeous sunrise over the sea in Croatia? Ten million times better than buying a new t-shirt – I promise.
You gain a greater understanding of your place in the world
If you’re sweating the small stuff and worried about the minutia of your day and life, then you need to get out there and experience the world! There’s nothing like perspective for making it easier for you to chill out at work.