Travelling is so refreshing, and it teaches us so much. When we travel, we never come back as the same person that we were when we left. Instead, we come back more informed, more cultured, and usually more rested (emotionally and mentally albeit not always physically) versions of ourselves.
I’ve compiled a list of 8 reasons why I think travelling is so refreshing and soothing. Here it is!
1. Travelling pulls you out of your comfort zone and gives you the opportunity to get a feel for who you are and what you’re capable of
2. It allows you the chance to try new things, meet new people, experience different cultures, and learn about the world first hand
3. Reminds you that we’re all human, no matter where we’re from. We all feel the same emotions. We all laugh when we’re happy, and we all cry when we feel pain
4. Improves your skills – whether that be learning new languages, learning different types of dancing, or even learning new routes and navigating new roads. When travelling, we often learn new things without even realizing
5. When you get away from home you realize how small all your problems are. There’s a whole big world out there, and it’s important to remember that our problems, whatever they are, aren’t always the be all and end all that we think them to be
6. Travelling make you realize how insignificant you are in the world, and makes you humble. You realize that the world will go on, with or without you in it
7. BUT it also shows you just how big an impact you can have on the world. Even though you’re only one person in one little corner of the world, your actions can make can make the world a better place
8. You begin to really see the world when you travel. You aren’t just going through the motions of everyday life. You actually begin to cherish each moment. You stop to listen to the birds chirp, you watch the sunset, get to learn about the people you encounter on the streets. You aren’t just blindly making your way through life. You enjoy all the little moments that we often take for granted when we are busy in our own worlds
Travelling makes us better people, and teaches us to be grateful for who we are and for what we have. What could be more refreshing that that?