Live my life to the fullest and challenge myself to new heights, that’s the piece of advice I’ve been taking seriously since I was a kid, this advice took me to places that let me enjoy different cultures and sceneries. Traveling is like a sensory enema that puts us in a state of wanderlust and will keep us craving for more. Honestly, I can’t think of other things more pleasurable than traveling from place to place. The excitement, thrills, joy, and a lot more bring life and peace to my soul… I might be over exaggerating things but it’s actually true! So let’s talk about the benefits of traveling.
It helps you find the truth about yourself
As you get exposed to new things that you are not familiar off, you’ll find that other people’s culture and lifestyle can make you realize what you are lacking and how you can improve. It will open up new ideas on how you should live your life and how to take care of troubles that lies ahead of you. Most people call it “soul searching”, sound cheesy right? But if we ponder about it, it’s really true. So if you are feeling stuck doing the same things over and over again like a programmed robot, then it’s time to travel and find that missing piece in your life. You’ll be surprised how something so simple can make a huge difference in your lifestyle.
You’ll be more appreciative of life
As we spend time away from the luxuries and comfort that we have at home, it will make us realize how lucky we are to have them, especially if you visit places that don’t have electricity and decent water supply. I highly suggest that you travel and participate in local charities around the area like feeding programs, building homes, and planting trees etc. These are just a few things you need to experience for yourself and there are lots of charity organization that are in need of volunteers, so if you’re interested you can try to reach out Redcross or the likes. Helping out and seeing other people happy is so fulfilling that you may become a regular at these activities.
You will realize that there’s so much more to learn
Not everything that you see on TV and read on books are true, you’ll figure out that reality is way different that was is being brought to us in mainstream media. See the world with your own eyes and experience things first hand, that’s how you should do it! Like for example, the media is showing how dangerous it is in the Philippines, and I can easily debunk it because I’ve been there and seen how friendly the community can be, I was also mesmerized by the beauty of their islands. There are so many countries I visited where I was treated like a VIP even though I did not spend much.
Traveling can break that shell
We all try our best to protect ourselves and that is right, but sometimes we overdo it that creates a shell or a barrier that prevents us from making new friends or having new connections. During your travels, you will unconsciously break that shell as you get in contact with unfamiliar faces, and you’ll experience that these strangers are more than willing to help and take care of you during your trip. You’ll gain new friends and have a sense of connection with humanity.
These are just few benefits that you can get when you travel, so make those plans come true! Create a schedule with your friends, family or you can just travel alone. Treat yourself with a life that you can be proud of to share when you get old.