The importance of Travelling
Travelling from one place to another allows you to experience new cultures, food, perspectives and ways of life. Whether it be to a beach town in the Mediterranean, a mountain retreat in Asia or exploring the Grand Canyon each destination offers its own unique experiences and moments to grow. Travelling affords us the opportunity to engage in exciting adventures, become inspired by others, share experiences from people all across the world and broaden our mind.
“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen
The benefits of Travelling
With airports easily accessible, what is stopping you from flying to your next destination?
Travelling Reduces Stress & Anxiety
Nothing quite beats the feeling of relief and relaxation as you fly away from your usual life and towards an exciting new adventure. Leaving behind your daily struggles for a bit and travelling to a place that suits your tastes can relieve your stress and anxiety for up to 45 days after your trip, according to recent research done.
Travelling improves your People Skills
While travelling you are exposed to people from different walks of life and have to learn to see things from their perspectives. This forces you to rethink your own ideas and to deviate away from your usual thought patterns. This experience helps you better understand people from different backgrounds and boosts your emotional intelligence. Allowing you to become more open-minded and sympathetic, something that will help you form better relationships.
Improves your overall Health
Travelling usually involves a lot of walking, talking and exploring which in turn leads you to be more active than you normally are. This unusual level of activity helps boost your immune system, exercises your muscles, gets your heart rate up and has a positive effect on your mental health. An added benefit is if you get a lot of sunshine your body gets an extra boost of vitamin D! Vitamin D is necessary for healthy skin and bones as it is needed by your body to absorb calcium.
You become more Creative
A change of pace, new sights and sounds, a better understanding of cultures and perspectives as well as trying new things all leads to a person becoming more innovative. Travelling stimulates your creativity in a way that is unmatched by any other stimulant and is said to boost your brain’s cognitive abilities. This allows your brain to form new connections with various things in a new way and with a new perspective.
It will make you more Grateful
Travelling allows you to compare your own way of life with others and fully comprehend that what you see on the internet is rarely an accurate representation of life. Taking a step away from your daily life and then returning to it a few days later will help you appreciate your loved ones, home and how comforting it is to have things that are familiar to you close by. You will also get to see that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
Travelling helps boost your Confidence
Going to a new place without knowing what to expect can be a little terrifying in the beginning but once you overcome that initial feeling you will realise just how much you are capable of. Travelling to a place with a different language, culture and way of life forces you out of your comfort zone, although uncomfortable you will manage just fine and then realise that leaving your comfort zone isn’t all that scary. This gives you the confidence to try new things, take risks and enter into the unknown with less fear and more anticipation.
Travelling is its own type of Education
Travelling requires you to think outside of the box, immerse yourself in a different culture and communicate with a wide range of people you would otherwise never interact with. This type of real-life education cannot be found by staying in one place your entire life, it requires the bravery of getting onto a plane and flying to an] other countries. You are also able to develop your professional skills such as problem solving, communication and networking. Many new ventures have been started through travel and immersion in other countries.
For your next holiday consider travelling to a new country and making unforgettable memories while challenging your own perspective.