We all know the financial value of travel. Plane tickets cost a lot of money, as do hotels and meals. But there is an emotional value when you invest in travel, too. I’m talking about the materialised stuff that strengthens the bonds of friendship and family, and continues to grow a long after a trip has been taken.After a lot of thinking and reading about this subject…. here are some of the reasons I think that traveling is a lot more important that we think it is or it was so in the past few years.
Travel gives you an opportunity to relax and de-stress mind It gives us a break from our fast-paced lives. Of course, traveling can be stressful in its own way, but travel stress is positive stress, not the kind of anxiety caused by work or tension related to home/personal life.
A Necessary Escape
It is maleficent to be stuck in a trench. Everyone knows what that’s like. Travel can be the perfect solution. In the dead of winter, with a foot of snow awaiting you outside your front door, what could be more attractive than a swim in the deep blue waters of an island? A trip of any kind provides you with a break from the norm, and that alone can inject you with energy. It’s an aid to make a change from your daily routine — doing so prevents your mind and body from getting inactive/get frozen.
If I were to ask you about your past year – what stories would spring to your mind? I doubt you would tell me about the hours you spent at the office or at the gym. It would most likely be the traveling you did. The people you met. The extraordinary experiences you had that you didn’t expect in your whole life .
When we travel with our friends and family, we create memories that last a lifetime. Sharing a special trip with those we love the most is truly a joyful/enjoyable thing! Giving them a wonderful traveling experience far outweighs the benefit of buying presents for them. Goods have a limited life span, but their memories last forever in a person’s life.
Get Outside Your Comfort Zone
Traveling helps you to push yourself outside of your comfort zone. It provides us with a whole new mindset, whether that means no longer sweating the small stuff or promising to get out there and meet new people upon returning back to home.
Completing a long-awaited trip also gives you the satisfaction that you were able to accomplish what you set out to do, and gives you the confidence to do it again and again numerous times in a person’s life!
Learning & Education
Seeing the world provides a source of education impossible to get in school, teaching you things like economy, politics, history, geography and sociology’ way of living and many more.
Meet New People
People you meet while on the road usually become some of the most valued ones in your address book, giving you points on the map to visit later on during your trip.You’ll meet far more friendly people on the road than you will under ordinary circumstances at home. Other travelers are always looking to share experiences, give tips on places to go, and meet people from all over. Striking up a conversation with other travellers is extraordinarily easy and quite interesting and also gives an exposure in a person’s life.
Regain Your Zest For Work Life
Traveling is refreshing and revitalising. Relaxing at home during the weekends isn’t always enough to truly unwind. Taking periodic trips help to recharge your batteries and better handle the stress at work/home. After a break, you’ll feel more energized to return to work. Without these breaks, you may suffer from debility.
No one looks back fondly on a trip to the dry-cleaner. But after ziplining in a rainforest you get a feel for what being an active human being is like (again).
Sharpens Your Mind
Being placed into a new environment awakes a sleepy part of your mind. On vacation you might be required to navigate unfamiliar places, read foreign languages, try new things, make quick decisions, and choose your new eating and sleeping schedules according to the standard time of that place. Unlike at home, all the new sights, sounds, and places will require mental processing and filing. Your brain will welcome the work being carried out at the new place!
One of the great benefits of traveling is having time to think and to discover more about yourself, and figure out where you want your life to be going on in the upcoming future for the betterment of you, your family and friends.
Getting away for a while, even though it requires effort and confidence and strength all at a time, will greatly enhance your attitude and productivity once you return back home. Breaking up the fatigue for a while is a great way to give your life a head start of excitement.
I always love to go, but I equally enjoy returning home. Just as distance allows me to grasp new possibilities/opportunities in life, it also helps me to greatly appreciate what I have with me till now.
Whether you need to take a few weeks off to avoid the stress of work or need time off to contemplate where your life is headed, traveling should be your answer. Every trip changes you. Big or small.
You never come back from a trip quite the same as before you left out on a trip.