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6 Ways Travelling Empowers You

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6 Ways Travelling Empowers You

Aside from the fun-perks, like sightseeing and embarking on trips/ vacations, travelling seems to entail, it also has other great benefits. Travelling has therapeutic qualities that not only impact positively on both your mental and physical state of being, it also has the ability to soothe your long-term health and happiness.

When you travel you’re taken out of your comfort zone, and you get to push your limits in situations you’re not used to, causing your heart to be open to learning about different cultures, which in turn makes you see the different ways of living in the world.

Road trips, travelling to another country, heck, even to another city, helps you look at life and circumstances differently. It can give you a plain view of how to handle any drama firsthand and also gives you the confidence to say “No” to things you can’t do and “Yes” to the things you can do, as your mind becomes broader to the perception of things.

Travelling can help you learn some valuable social skills, and also train you on how to be strong when you need to, while being compassionate as well, and as a Bonus, there are lots of new delicacies to try out.😊

Here are 6 ways travelling can empower you.

You’re more open

Travelling opens your eyes to, not only new ideas, but opens your mind to new sounds, tastes, sounds, sensations, and capabilities that have remarkable empowering effects. It gives you the opportunity to experience an improved life that makes you be more open to saying ‘YES’ in trying out new things, and in turn, makes your life easier.

Discover yourself

Travelling is one of the best ways to get in touch with YOU and find yourself. It helps you feel complete, at the same time, destroys those moments you felt unhappy and thought it was the end of the world. By embracing every second of your travels, you become a stronger, more solid version of you. When you travel, you get to meet new people and experience new cultures. This can bring out different sides of you, from the frustrated, jetlagged traveller, to the audacious human, who is ready to take up a new challenge, you might feel enthusiastic to see new places and try out new things you never thought you could. This, not only helps you feel complete but also, helps you truly discover who you are and what you love to do that you may not have known before.

You become more resilient

When you travel to a new place, it may be difficult for you to handle the unfamiliar territory like language barriers, cultural factors and so forth, which could hinder your productivity, and they ultimately turn into challenges you have to overcome. Facing these challenges, no matter how trivial, makes you build up a resilience that helps you face difficulties when you get back to your own home.

You become empathetic towards others

Travelling makes you learn how much you truly have that you take for granted. A lot of people are living in unfathomable poverty that just hearing their stories might not be enough to portray their predicament. When you travel and have a personal connection with these people, relating with them, it can somehow make you lose your egotistic, cruel attitude, and develop a more sympathetic approach, which compels you to help others and give back.

Your network will increase around the globe

Travelling will make you encounter different people from all over the world, making friends and staying connected with them. Meeting people and being able to converse with them, opens you up to a myriad of values and principles, which instils a confidence in you, giving you a chance to express yourself with other people.

You appreciate life

Travelling presents you with adventures, taking you away from your comfort zone and plunging you into a fresh world. You’re inspired and empowered, when you are not in a familiar zone, as your close-minded thoughts are eliminated and you’re more aware of the choices that you make. Embracing even the tiniest details of experience opens you up to appreciate the importance of every single moment, making you realize there is so much to enjoy and live for, and you’re happy on a whole new level.

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Becky Onoise

Becky Onoise is a psychologist, chocolate junkie, and puppy lover. A writer who is sorry... not sorry about correcting your grammar. She's a word enthusiast and aims to achieve her goals. Instagram handle @mz_berkey

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  1. Kanayo Aniegboka

    6th December 2017 at 10:49 am

    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
    St.Augustine.

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