The Corona pandemic has prevented the world from traveling. The plans were halted for a good few years for many people. It has led to frustration among people and finally, travel has begun, and more people travel to their desired destinations more than ever. Traveling has its share of great benefits and let’s discuss that in detail.
Travel requires an approach to life that is open-minded. This means you’re able to welcome new experiences and you’re prepared to rise above your comfort zone.
Travel reveals your potential for tolerance. It shows whether you’re selfish and self-centered when it comes to your needs. It also shows to what extent you can accommodate the changes and troubles that may happen in your plans.
Travel highlights your sense of appreciation of other cultures, embracing their art, music, and dance. Your mind can expand through such experiences. Your appreciation of other cultures and traditions helps you to understand their values.
Travel opens up your palate to new avenues. You get a glimpse of their thought process and the availability of resources in those regions. Also their emphasis on health and wellness through their food.
Travel helps you to learn other languages. This learning is a massive advantage for the younger generation as they can understand their poetry and literature.
Travel may also support the recovery of your mind from the trauma that has happened. You look at the world objectively. You will be able to deal with the mind and all its fluctuations. Travel can alter your emotions in a good way.
Travel is also an avenue to make friends and meet your relatives. The friends you may gain through travel may remain lifelong friends. Travel can make you more friendly which is a great quality to imbibe and make it a part of your character.
Traveling outside helps you to travel inside. Travel appears to be an extroverted activity but you can use this activity to go inward. You can learn, appreciate, and adopt the initiative to improve your mind and intellect.
Travel is an avenue that has a total check on your ego, your adaptability, and your self-esteem. You can learn where your ego is getting provoked, how your self-esteem gets a beating, and why you’re not able to adapt to certain situations.
Travel can be the best expense you can spend on yourself and your family. If you get immensely benefited from your travel, you can consider it as an investment rather than an expense.
I have traveled to over thirty countries and can assure you that it had a profound impact on my life. I hope it will also make such an impression on anyone keen to make the best version of themselves!
Text by S A Sreedharan
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