“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things. Air, Sleep, Dream, the sea, the sky- all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of It.” – Cesare Pavese
Seeing the world from your lens influences our personal lives in so many beneficial ways. It awakens the best part of us and ascertains that experiences are more essential than things. I believe traveling is good for your body, mind and soul. And here’s the list of things why I believe:
- You learn to live in the moment- Traveling is a great way to be spontaneous. Whether you are seeing the ancient ruins of Colosseum in Rome for the first time or you are thinking of gawking at the historic Acropolis in Athens, traveling definitely teaches you to broaden your perspective and live in that second, minute and moment. It’s hard to be wondering about your past or future when you’re halfway across the globe and you will realize that unplugging, exploring and discovering new parts of the world will help you to understand yourself.
- You get to meet new people- The people we meet in our day-to-day life have a huge impact on our lives. Travel prompts connections and there is a whole new dimension of interacting and sharing our lives with new people. This deep social connectivity strengthens your values, beliefs and personal identity. For instance, whilst traveling to New Zealand, we got lost on the alleyways of the countryside and one of the locals helped us to get our way back and also invited us for tea at his place. We got to talk and share an incredible experience. Upon leaving we shared our business cards, and in few months he even visited Nepal. Summing up that the more you travel, the more open you become.
- Traveling gives you the opportunity to learn more about yourself- Doing something physically not only prompts better health but also is an effective way of learning more about yourself and the same theory applies to traveling. Engaging yourself, learning a new language or adapting a new culture is in itself a teaching experience.
- Traveling gives you a new sense of perception- Nothing changes the way you view your own life experience like seeing the way other people live. Soaking yourself in new environment breed’s inspiration and motivation. There is a new possibility of being more creative while engaging in new places that leads to greater sense of perception in life.
- You value experience over things- The power of traveling influences on your way of thinking. When you believe that looking at the Pyramids of Egypt out values any materialistic possession you own, you immerse and signify traveling more than any merchandise.
- You Embrace your Inner Child- Going to a new place altogether gives you goose bumps and makes us see everything with a new and exciting outlook. The feeling of “first time” experience awakens that inner child and you have nothing but enthusiasm about it.
- Boosts your Motivation to Achieve your Goals- A great tip for personal growth, traveling to unknown places can be overwhelming but it gives a retrospective of freeing yourself in trying new things and activating life at the end of your comfort zone. Pushing yourself to do new things you thought you never could, boosts your confidence level and gives you the motivation to achieve goals.
- For Freedom- There is nothing better than traveling the world for freedom. You are free; you can go anywhere and do possibly anything. Go on a hike, take a stroll in the beach- the world is your oyster! This strives yourself to be independent and enhances your personal growth.
- It’s a brain exercise- Exploring new countries challenges your brain and keeps your mind in a loop- warding off diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia. It stimulates your memory and enhances concentration.
- Lastly, life is not meant to live in one place- The world is a common home to all and it requires us to explore and visit different places. This helps us to unwind and break the monotony of daily norms resulting to significant stress reduction.