Why do we travel? What is the reason we get so excited when we hear about vacation? Travelling has a positive effect in one’s life as it helps generate the ability to think, analyse and gauge the intensity of life’s problems. It is more like a ‘refresh’ button. Here are a few reasons what travel teaches and makes a person and things we need to do while we travel:
Life lessons that are only available out there: Getting exposed to a new culture and understanding how differently people live in limited presence of source, can actually give a new perspective about life. Travelling also teaches self-discovery and also how to handle new and difficult situations in life. For, you have the time to ponder thoughts on your relationships, career and personal growth. It’s an opportunity to understand you better when you are away from the chaos.
Travel teaches to be fearless: Travelling brings a sense of stability in life. You not only become organised, alert about your surroundings but also become punctual. Mountains, coast or a lush village, find your place where you feel content to live for a while. Loosen up a bit and push yourself to get over your fears. I had two fears in life: water and heights. So last vacation, with the help of a swimming tube (because I don’t know swimming) I left myself float in the sea, and also played volleyball for hours in the thrashing waves with a group of new people from various countries. Next I parasailed and that’s how I have been working on to get over my fears. The moment when you feel that you no longer are afraid of your fears, is the best feelings in the world. Try it!
Break your comfort zone and embrace the new challenges: Challenge yourself to things you have never done before or can’t even think of doing. If you have been an introvert all your life, come out of that cocoon and meet new people, unwind your worries, communicate with strangers, and suppress your anxiety. The more you do this, the more you have the chances of letting go these uneasy feelings. If you have never tried food out of your comfort zone, take a chance; try a new food in a new land. After all, changing a few habits to experience something new isn’t a bad idea. But, play safe!
Go somewhere new: Remember the movie ‘The Holiday’? No, not suggesting you to swap homes with some stranger as you may not get as lucky as it is shown in the movie. What you can do is change your city for a change. If you have always lived in a small town or you are bored of the fast-paced city life, swap your city to escape your uneasiness for a while.
Add memories to your life: No matter how short is your trip, keep the excitement on of seeing a new place, whether it’s a country side or a dazzling metro city, doesn’t matter. Because every trip enables the creation of new memories, so capture the beautiful memories and get going!