I love traveling but it has been while since I have been somewhere other than visiting family. The other day I was thinking about all the places I have been to and how much I miss traveling. Traveling can teach you a lot about yourself. That’s when I started to think about the impact traveling had on me and how it helped me grow and mature as a person. So in today’s post I want to share with you 4 things traveling has taught me.
Traveling has helped me find my independence. While traveling in foreign countries I have felt such a great sense of freedom that it made me realize that I don’t need to rely on anyone to do anything. Everything I want to do I can do. I am able to face challenging situations and can navigate through new countries and locations.
Getting out of the comfort zone
Staying in your comfort zone is easy because in your comfort zone nothing is challenging you. You have your familiar environment and a routine from which you know what to expect. But staying in the comfort zone won’t help you to grow as a person. Being stuck in your comfort zone might even effect your mental health. That’s why it is important to push yourself out of your comfort zone and experience something new and exiting from time to time.
The stresses of everyday life can drain your mental batteries and leave you annoyed, frustrated and angry at everyone and everything. But I have learned that taking a break and exploring new things has helped me to be happier. It’s like pushing the pause button on life to leaving the stress and worries behind and coming back recharged, relaxed and ready to tackle everything life throws at you. You could say traveling is kind of a stress relieve.
Seeing the bigger picture
Traveling has really put things into perspective for me. When you travel it gives you a better understanding of the world but it also reveals how little we know about the plant we live on and the people we share it with. You start to feel like a small fish in a big pond. There are so many countries, cultures and languages out there to be explored.
‘Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world’
This quote by Gustave Flaubert sums it up perfectly.
Have you visited a new place recently? I would love to know in the comments below. Thank you for reading.