Living in a good place like yours may seem to be promising. There are times where you do not want to move any further. But hey, we all know that traveling is also fun! Life now may not be comfortable, but there are lots of reasons to celebrate it; one of which is thru traveling.
Before you frown your face and say that it is just another money-eater, there are many lessons we can learn from traveling. Few of which are the following:
It is not just for the “rich”
Contrary to the common notion, traveling is just for the wealthy. You need such time and money to make your trip possible. I don’t deny the fact that not all of us have such resources to make our travel dreams come true. However, you should not be discouraged to set yourself for travel.
If you have work, allot specific budget per cut off for your travel goals. It may take some time, but you will get there! Sometimes, it is just on the matter of budgeting. If it doesn’t work for you, maybe you can ask your relatives and friends to help you with it. There’s nothing wrong with maximizing your connections, right?
To travel is to explore
Traveling is not merely going out of your park terraces condo. If it’s just about you setting off your feet to a different place, it is not traveling but just “going out.” To fly is to relax, take a break and explore various wonders of the world. You let yourself be awed with the wondrous beauties of the world we are living in.
While you are discovering lots of things, you will also get to know yourself better.
You don’t need to go too far to say that you are traveling
To begin with, we are all travelers of this world. Perhaps the very thought we have in mind to unwind and let ourselves enjoy the wonders of the Earth, we are all traveling. Needless to say, we don’t need to go too far to say we are traveling. Whatever we do probably has something to do with our mindset or how we perceive things.
You may have been traveling back and forth to your province which is just one bus ride away. It is still worth story to tell, right? If you will be traveling more often, you would soon realize that you don’t need to ride a plane or ship to say you did move.
We all need a break
With all the hassle and bustle of our busy lives, we get drained and exhausted – physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically. We need to take a break and regain the energy and motivation we have lost to go on. Traveling perhaps is your best friend whenever you feel tired and too down to carry on with life.
For many times, we feel discouraged and think that we can’t continue with our life – work, studies and other commitments. But maybe once you have tried traveling, you have a boost or inspiration to move on. Life is still beautiful. Things may get hard, but it is still worth it. We don’t have to stop, just pause.
Expose yourself with different peoples and cultures
Traveling is about exposing ourselves to different peoples and cultures, getting to know others outside our circles. Every travel, there is a different takeaway – souvenirs, memories, adventures and also friends. We may not have all the riches to buy the things we want to, befriending other people does not cost any cents.
So the next time your friends and relatives ask for “pasalubong,” tell them the stories of your adventure and how you were able to make new friends.
There’s so much in this world to discover
We can’t stress any further the fact that we are just a speck in this universe. The world we have known – family, work, significant other – is very little compared to the world that is left to be discovered. We won’t be able to get to know these things if we don’t go out of our shells. The world will neither go nor wait for us. We have to go on the adventure we want to have.
To wander is to wonder
We have different questions we hope can and will be answered once we travel. While it is true that some of our queries are solved, we also gain more questions sometimes more than the answers we are expecting. When we set ourselves to wander, we wonder even more. We think and reflect more about our lives, our plans, our whereabouts.
For once in a while, we should go out of our comfort zone
Traveling doesn’t mean you are on a bed of roses. Contrary to popular belief, traveling is also about going out of our comfort zone. Knowing that the world has so much to offer for us and there will be times that it will be challenging our core, we have to take risks. Taking the leap of faith is very important.
You have to make yourself aware that you only live once. The moments we have right now will not have a take 2. No matter how we go back to the same place over and over again, we won’t get the same memories or even the feelings. So seize every moment even if it means breaking our boundaries and letting ourselves be open to more possibilities and greatness.
To end this, one great takeaway all of us can have in traveling is that we get to love life even more. There are so much in life that can make it more worthwhile and enjoyable, even if it is cruel and harsh at times. Traveling opens our eyes and lets us gain different perspectives that will forever stay with us. And on that note, where are you heading next?