Travel Can Help You Change Your Perspective
Travel Can Help You Change Your Perspective

Have you ever wondered why you feel so amazing when you travel? And the more you travel, the better you feel about yourself. Travelling can really change the way we view ourselves and the world. It introduces you to the beautiful you, to the amazing you. When you travel, you first break the monotony of your daily life, which is the beginning of something new, something rejuvenating. Traveling gives you a new perspective on people about life. I have experienced changes (for the good) in my own view. In a fun and adventurous way, traveling has taught me some of the biggest life lessons. When you travel, you step out of your comfort zone and take on new adventures, which enriches your life.

Here are a few reasons why travel changes your perspective:

1. Travel makes you flexible

Travel has really taught me to be patient and flexible in my approach. When you travel, there are challenges like flight delays, taking the wrong route, lost luggage, extreme climate, food poisoning, and many more. Getting from one destination to another isn’t as hunky-dory as it seems on Facebook pictures. However, travel teaches you to adjust, be more patient, and reschedule things without getting bogged down and affecting your tour. When you face and overcome such challenges, you feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. It pulls us out of our comfort zone and plunges us into challenges. Sometimes, such challenges transform into our most impressive and memorable travel stories.

2. Travel teaches us the virtue of trust

With so many unpleasant things happening worldwide, we often lose trust in people and places. Of course, one should be careful about one’s surroundings, but that doesn’t mean one sees everything with doubt. You need to follow some valuable tips and trips while planning to travel. Traveling teaches you to believe in the goodness of strangers. We learn to brush aside the stereotype and reach a state of understanding rather than insecurity. Travel pushes you toward trust - we ask for suggestions on roads, stay in a hostel with someone from a completely different culture and share our stories, ask for restaurant recommendations, etc.

Well, it also teaches us to trust our own selves. Exploring a foreign market, navigating train stations without a map, planning travel itineraries of different countries, travel teaches it all. We learn to solve our problems.

3. Travel teaches you to enjoy the moment

This is one of the biggest lessons one can learn from traveling. In reality, life has to be lived in moments. I once missed a bus while traveling from one place to another. However, why not explore the nearby area rather than wait for the bus for 3 hours. And believe me, I was so enriched as I got to see the beautiful culture of a village and enjoyed a cup of tea with the warm villagers there. So, live the present and enjoy the moments, adding more value to life.

4. Travel makes you a learner

Traveling brings out the learner we once had when we were kids. We develop curiosity and ask, ‘What is that?’ We can learn so much through traveling; the process is never-ending. We know from mountains, arduous paths, museums and galleries, strangers, people we meet on our journey, and the culture of our host country/place. We observe, experience, and learn at our own pace while traveling.

5. Travel makes you more social

When you are on a long flight traveling alone, you speak with the person sitting next to you, even if it’s just an introduction, and sometimes it turns out to be very interesting and long-lasting. When you travel to new places, you make conversations, make new friends, and get to know many people on your journey. Travel teaches us to strike up conversations, sometimes even in a foreign language, and that’s truly a skill we develop.

6. Travel makes you view your life with a new lens

When we travel to different places and countries, each offering its own cultural, social, and economic differences, we tend to view life differently. For example, when we travel to small places where we see people happily living a simple life with so few resources, we feel grateful for what we have and learn to be happy with it.

7. Travel is good for health

Whether physical or mental health, travel has its unique role in boosting our overall health. It relaxes our body, helps release happy hormones, and strengthens us. Regarding mental health, it makes us more optimistic, broadens the horizon of our thinking, and, above all, makes us happy and rejuvenated.

8. Travel helps us appreciate our home

When we get tired of the monotony at home, we complain about many things, but when we travel and stay away for a few days, we miss home and start appreciating all the good stuff at home. We learn to appreciate and value where we come from and the culture we belong to. We miss our loved ones and family, realize their value, and feel grateful for many things.

9. Travel opens us to try our new experiences

Travel allows us to explore a new world. Each time we travel to different places, explore a new country, new landscapes, new food, new culture, new languages, and new adventures, we become open to new experiences in life. And this impacts us while we are traveling and even when we come back home. We become more acceptable to people, to things, to situations.

If you really want to experience something royal, visit Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, and Jodhpur, some of the best places to visit in Rajasthan. In fact, when you come out of your house and travel to different places, experience rich cultures and meet new people, it helps change your perspective on life. That is what I experienced on my tour to some of the best places in Rajasthan.

10. Travel adds to your professional skills

Traveling teaches acceptance, communication, problem-solving, flexibility, tolerance, time management, planning, and decision-making skills. It all helps you in your professional life. It might help you reach where you want to be in your career.

11. Travel boasts your confidence

Travel makes you more confident by making you learn to overcome challenging situations, solve problems, plan out things, be flexible in your approach, and step out of your comfort zone. You feel that you can manage and handle anything in this world.

12. Travel makes you popular

While traveling, you meet other travelers and the local people and make friends. It is weird, but we sometimes find people we meet while traveling more relaxed than the ones we know back home. In fact, according to the research of the University of Colorado, people who travel are often perceived as more unique and likable.

So what are you waiting for? Travel and get introduced to the new you, to the amazing you!