3 Free Lessons I Learned From Benefits Of Travelling
According to the Los Angeles Times, a US Travel Association study linked to travel to decreased heart attack and depression and even the promotion of brain health. After only a day or two, 89% of respondents saw a significant drop in stress. This is just one of the benefits of travelling highlighting how it's great for your health.
Travelling is the best and new way to find out about you and learn from the different cultures and people around the world. But unfortunately, the majority of people don't travel.
What most people forget is that to travel doesn't only mean moving to a faraway land. You can start by travelling your own country or just move to the neighbouring country.
To learn from your travels will give a much greater perspective on anything from life to relationships.
The lessons will be with you for a lifetime and I guarantee you that you'll have a different perspective on life. You won't be the same person that first started to travel a few months ago; the difference will be good for you.
So let's check out these lessons one by one.
- Your problems aren't a catastrophe or that bad
Problems and challenges are just part of life and nobody is problem free. Whatever the challenge might be you will fell that it weighs you down. You will think that your problem is unique and that nobody else can understand it because nobody has experienced it.
But that is far from the truth if you are facing a challenge, there is probably another person who has experienced it and has come out stronger. So it isn't that unique, it's another challenge or problem you've to overcome.
Travelling different places will make you see and experience things that will break your heart and motivate you too. You'll see people who would love to have that life of yours that you consider inadequate.
People who are poor, jobless, homeless and hungry, life are a constant struggle for them. They would trade that life of yours in a heartbeat.
You've got problems but they aren't that of a big deal.
2. Fear of the unknown isn't that scary
A study published in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy found that a full 85% of what subjects worried about or feared never happened. 75% of people said that they were able to handle a situation better than predicted or that they learned a worthwhile lesson from facing the situation.
So a large percentage of what people fear, or worry about is an exaggeration and misconception-not a good measure of risk at all.
Fear is the constant friend you'll have to live with as a traveller. It's always there and doesn't give you a break. It will come up when you are about to do something new like trying new foods or use local transport.
Fear will come up with crazy possibilities or bad things that will happen. But it's also great to listen and assess the fear like you can't decide to walk in a dark alley at night; you aren't listening to what your fear is telling you.
You've got legit fears as a traveller but most of them are just fears meant to stop you in your tracks.
3. Appreciate your extraordinary loved ones more.
According to Lifehack, appreciation is the act of giving something or someone their proper value, and everybody has value. The value in a relationship is important because it lets a person know where they stand, and what they mean to you; appreciation is a way of letting that person knows these things.
Family, friends and anyone close to you are some of the most important people in your life. But you do not seem to value them at all because you see them every day and you assume what you have.
Your family or loved ones make you sad, happy and angry sometimes, you cannot wish for a new family and all you can do try to be understanding. Whatever type of feelings you have towards your family either love or hate you just can't replace them. You might ignore them but this will happen to an extent.
As you travel you will encounter different cultures where to them family and loved ones are everything. They value the relationships they have that are personal relationships.
Hey might not have all the money in the world but the happiness that is in that family is envied.
You will quickly realise that you need your family and loved because you cannot be a one-man army forever, you won't be able to conquer everything.
You don't need the feelings of regret once you lose a loved one, what is and what you should have said won't play in your mind.
In your travels, you might be alone or with a friend or family, travelling isn't all rosy and rainbows all the time. You will have some hard times where you don't seem like going on any longer travelling.
This is where loved ones will be there for you through thick and thin, call them or Skype with them if you have too. You will get and have the needed strength to go on.
The lessons can't be learned in a classroom or lecture hall, you will have experiences that you'll cherish for the rest of your life.
If you were confused on what you are to do, after travelling and learn from your travels there will be no confusion.
You will appreciate and love life to the fullest. Travelling isn't easy for anyone, taking that bag pack and moving to a totally new place where you know no one is, to say the least.
But living with the regret of not travelling is a much tougher pill to swallow. It's a learning experience for any traveller; you learn something new along the way.
Do you know of any other benefits of travelling that I haven't mentioned?
If so then do share and tell in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you. Also share this with your friends and family, sharing is caring.