Travel, travel and travel some more!
It is impossible that you will ever regret making that trip abroad. Although, leaving the comfort of your homes and following your gut to a dubious location seems not to be an option for the faint hearted, but the wealth of advantages of travelling may convince you to travel, travel and travel some more. The world is often equated with a voluminous book and sedentism lets you read just one page of it.
Whether you are a super pumped extrovert or a shy and quiet soul, travelling teaches you something. It increases your confidence when you get to meet new people and travel new roads. You may bump into people randomly who will stick with you as friends for the rest of your life or you may indulge in a new romantic spin-off. You learn new skills, new sports, new languages, new facts and fascinating new cultures.
If you need health related reasons to make you delve on that awaited excursion, we have got you covered as well. Travelling nurtures your heart health while promoting physical activity. It also promotes brain health and keeps mind sharp. There is ample scientific data to prove that immersing yourself into new cultures improves brain creativity. No wonder, writers prefer to move to a new country to get inspiration and motivation for their new novel. Stress reduction and improved mental health can be jotted as single most significant benefit of travelling. Studies reveal that travelling can lower depression and improve brain functionality. What else can you possibly ask for!
A particularly unique benefit that is now accepted in the entrepreneurial community, is that travelling is an important component of building your business. Not only does it make you more productive and helps you extract inspiration, but it can even bring your living costs down if you are leaving a place with a higher valued currency to reach another with a modestly valued one. An obvious perk is that travelling will aide your business in going global, in that you will expand your network and may meet prospective investors, co-founders or other bunch of like-minded people.
Most importantly, travelling assists you to achieve that high moral character that you otherwise find hard to inculcate in yourself. It makes your modesty rise when you experience what a tiny place you occupy in this world. The new place you see on earth is not just that but a new and fresh pair of eyes to see things distinctly.
Travelling teaches toleration and appreciation as well as increases awareness and understanding of the world and its affairs. It is an excellent recipe for self-development too. You voyage to comprehend who you are and what kind of person you want to be. It resets your mind and imparts new wisdom and energy. A beautiful quote by Mark Twain puts it all into perspective:
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime”