We all wish to travel the world, visit new places, experience new adventures. Just leave everything behind and explore the unknown. Traveling is one of the best ways to discover oneself, and there is so much you can learn from it. In these times of pandemic, when everything was under lockdown, where the only place we could be was at home. The moment the lockdown got lifted, we wanted to go out. Even if you do not like to travel, doing so might change your life for the better.
Disconnect from Monotony
The best part about traveling is that it gives you a break from your regular and monotonous life. You can step back a bit from the hustle and constant pressure and stress of everyday life.
Step out of your Comfort Zone
While traveling, you are on your own, even when you are traveling in a group. There are things you would have never done or even thought so of doing. However, you would end up doing it.
Let Go Inhibitions
There are fears instilled within us all, no matter how small or big. These fears are a great hindrance to the goal of achieving a tremendous personality. These fears are what keeps us from exploring new edges and opportunities in life. We often tend to limit ourselves, bound ourselves to stay away from any potential risks. These captivate our growth in the long run. Besides, it would never let you reach your maximum potential as a human being in life.
Learn to Read People
It is not necessary that talking or meeting a stranger will end you up in a problem. And even if it does, you will learn from it. You will learn to judge people through their body language and not necessarily their dialect. It will help you anticipate people’s actions and situations a lot better than before. You also learn a lot from people, from their beliefs, their culture, and their stories.
Travel to Socialize
You tend to meet more people and interact with them more frequently. You learn to socialize, communicate better, and not be worried or fearful of talking to new people. You begin to open up to the idea of meeting new people. You will make many new friends along the way. If you are hesitant or an introvert, there will be situations that will demand you to talk to strangers.
All the socializing, trying new things out will make you more confident. Gradually, handling situations single handily will boost your self-confidence. You might as well start believing in yourself more and be ready to push your limits. Do things you never did and explore adventures you never did.
Discover yourself while Traveling
The learning that you can gain from traveling will make you realize a lot about yourself. You will learn to enjoy your own company, especially if you are traveling solo. You will understand yourself better, you will come to realize your worth, and there will be no turning back from that. The greatness in you will reflect in your personality.
Learn to Live in the Moment
Undoubtedly, you will cherish more memories and experiences than any materialistic amusement. The adrenal rush, the racing heartbeat before a great fall, mixed feelings of fear and excitement are some things you will never forget. You will be more ready to make spontaneous and quick decisions in difficult situations. You will learn to go with the flow and stress a little less than usual.
We all have a different perspective on things and situations based on our narratives and experiences. There could be instances of travel where it would do not lead to an enjoyable journey. However, it implicates a different kind of wisdom altogether.
After just one trip, your outlook towards life will change in an instant. It is not only about the beautiful places you visit but also the people you meet. The cultures you see, the values you learn, the life that you experience there. How you travel and with whom embraces to determine what great experiences you are going to gain out of it.
Finally, you will realize that life is not always black and white. There are a lot of grey areas that you would have never come across. You will know the value of real things like great adventures, experiences, and bonds.
Although in these times of the pandemic, it is not very feasible to be traveling. However, you can still explore a lot locally. There must be so many places in your surroundings that you might have not even come across and stumble upon one day. So keep looking for places you might want to explore and visit someday. See what interests you and be open to opportunities like trips in life, short-lived but with a lifetime experience.
An architect in making with dreams bigger than this world. Want to try things that not only excite me but can be a great motivation and help to others is my sole aim in life.
My mantra - "Put your heart into everything you do else do not do it."