We've all heard clichés such as travelling will help you grow, lose prejudice learn more about different cultures, religions and traditions, and they are all true. But travelling will also change you, in a positive way of course 😊. It's absorbing, it's experiential. It makes you adapt, understand, react and share. Travelling is truly an immersive experience that will enrich your soul and make you a better person. And we have 5 reasons to prove it!
🛄 People are kind
The more you travel, the more you will learn how humans are generally kind to each other. Despite our differences, from language barriers, skin colour, religion and tradition people around the world share common dreams of happiness, love and joy, and a common fear of failure and unhappiness. Those universal feeling connect us and makes us emphatical, kind and good to each other. Of course, there are bad eggs everywhere, but the majority of people are good. Turn off your prejudice, open your heart and you might just get overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of human beings around the world.
🛄 Material things are irrelevant
Off course we all need money to live a decent life, but happiness doesn't come from material things. First-time travellers will probably pack half of their house, but the more you travel the more you will learn how little you really need for happiness. And it's not things that you will remember, you won't go sentimental about the shirt you bought on vacation. You will remember the feeling, the experience, the connection with another human being, the music, the touch of the ocean. This is why travelling is such a humbling experience and a great way to declutter your life, both mentally and physically.
🛄 Yes, you should seize the day
Travelling is a great time to completely unwind. Don’t stress about the plans you've made about visiting all the hotspots and making incredible photos. Maybe, something will go wrong or not as planned during your stay at a certain destination. But, that's just how life works. So, relax and carpe diem along the way because life doesn't have a replay button.
🛄 Learning new stuff is incredible
Why do we stick to routines? Because they give us an illusion of security. But, breaking does routines can be a liberating feeling. That's why you always have to stay curious, have new experiences and learn new things. Being a tourist is like being a child: always gazing to new wonderful things. Curiosity is an attitude that unfortunately most people give up in adulthood, and it’s something we need in life
🛄 You are still you
Growing up, having a job, that you may or may not like, paying bills, having kids, loans, health issues…all of that can make us sometimes feel that life is nothing but a drag. When you move away from your routines, you open yourself up to a whole new world. As a traveller, you can throw away the emotional lugging you are carrying at home and feel free again. You start listening to your own thoughts again. You hear your own inner voice, your true wishes and desires and rediscover what is truly important to you.