Let us start by admitting to ourselves that life has indeed become more stressful and less interesting. In the race for achieving our goals, somewhere, we have slowly let our passion die. Nobody has made a difference by being like everyone else because for that you need to do something that has never been done. So, when you challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone and overcome your fear – that’s when amazing things happen.
Travelling brings in that perspective in life. It teaches you more about the world and its people, lets you try new things and become more open and outgoing. Let us explore the different ways in which travelling abroad makes you a different person:
Helps you step out of your comfort zone
The idea of breaking out of a daily routine gives some of us the chills. It seems to be scary and uncomfortable. However, these uncomfortable and unfamiliar situations have the biggest lessons to teach. Once you figure out that you can connect with people despite differences and navigate foreign environments all by yourself, you’ll become more confident and competent.
Makes you fearless
Pushing the boundaries once and embracing discomfort is one thing but overcoming the challenges and willing to experience it again, is being fearless. It takes courage to overcome the fear of heights and try bugee jumping but once you do it, either you have had the best time of your life or decide to never do it again. In either situation, it was worth a shot! Only thing to remember here is that if you’re planning to get adventurous on your trip abroad, buy travel insurance beforehand, since medical aid at foreign locations can cost you a fortune.
Improves Social skills
Along the way, you learn to make friends out of strangers and get more comfortable talking to new people. Travel not only makes you comfortable talking to strangers, it makes you better at it too.
Makes your adaptable and easy going
If you get easily agitated when things don’t go the way you planned, you’ll become more adaptable when you travel abroad. You may have to deal with missed flights, slow buses, wrong turns, delays, bad street food, and much more. After a while, you’ll learn to accept the changes and move on.
Improves knowledge by experience
You get to learn about the culture, language, lifestyle, history, architecture and much more about the place you’re travelling to. You may even want to delve in to some of these aspects of that place to expand your knowledge.
Lastly, travelling simply teaches you how to be happy. After you’ve become more relaxed, more confident and see the world as a brighter place, how can you not be happy after all of that?