Check out some reasons why you need to travel

Check out some reasons why you need to travel

It’s only recently that I learned that not everyone wants to travel, to some it is a complete waste of resources and to some, it is just a matter of hodophobia (fear of traveling). It shouldn't be difficult to circumnavigate the globe and it is not. It's something everyone should be able to do at least once in a lifetime. It's important to see what's out there, whether you want to spend a few years or just a couple of months traveling around the world. It's up to you to fulfill the dream and take the first step.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO REINVENT YOURSELF

Sociocultural travel, particularly to a foreign country, can assist you to reassess and rethink your life. Exposing yourself to other cultures and other places can give you perspective and appreciation. Sticking to your little bubble sometimes means losing out on a better life or unappreciative behavior of what’s around you. Know what’s out there and you’ll see how you think changes!  “If you allow it, travel can expand your mind in a way you never realized was possible,” says solo travel expert and founder of the Trusted Travel Girl, Valerie Wilson.

IT’S HEALTHY FOR YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

Have you ever thought to yourself that the simple cure to your depression is a change in environment, a break from the everyday hustle and bustle? Our minds are programmed to follow a certain routine and this may lead to depression and anxiety. Broaden your options of relieving stress by traveling more, disconnect from your daily routine, your body will be super grateful. I have seen traveling work wonders for me and even people around me. Trust me the glow is different.

TRAVEL BUILDS RELATIONSHIPS

Whether you are traveling with your friends, family, or alone it’s bound to give you some much-needed bonding time. The memories and obstacles tackled bring you closer together. Meeting new people can lead to you having destinations to go to later in the future and spend time with these new friends.

TRAVEL BUILDS CHARACTER

Travel most definitely empowers you. That fear of heights is not going to be conquered by staying indoors. That fear of water is not going to be conquered if you keep coming up with excuses each time a friend suggests a trip. Get used to picking up new words in a different language every time you travel and you will see improvements in your brain capacities, as Dan Roitman wrote in the Huffington Post. You might even bump into challenges that change the way that you think. Now that’s self-development right there!