Traveling has the potential to transform your life in a variety of ways. For starters, by using your vacation days to fly, you are exposing yourself to new experiences and expanding your comfort zone. We talk a lot about stepping outside of your comfort zone because it is an important tool for personal growth. It dismantles the obstacles that are holding you back. When you break down or overcome those obstacles by doing something that scares you or makes you feel insecure, you are allowing yourself to grow into a more mature version of yourself. You feel excited, cheerful, carefree, and light hearted the moment you step off the plane. You’ve let go of all your concerns and are now fully immersed in the novelty of your new surroundings. Removing stress from your life completely shifts your attitude, and doing so normally necessitates doing something that takes you away from the stress. Consider this for a moment. Commercial aviation was not available until the last 50 years or so. Travel was once considered a privilege, and the average citizen knew nothing about their own country. We are the first generation to be able to travel anywhere in the world in less than 24 hours. That is incredible. We are a modern breed of humans that fly and encounter other cultures. The Internet has made the world more connected than ever before. In our online and social identities, we are becoming global people. However, the only way to see that we are truly one and the same is to pack light, travel somewhere different, and live like a local for a few days.
To make more money, the average North American works 40-60 hours a week and foregoes vacations. Let’s be honest: money isn’t always worth it. Those sick days are for your mental health. Your brain needs a break from constant work, as does your body from sitting at a desk. Your eyes need a rest from looking at a computer screen. Go to the beach and soak up some vitamin D, letting the salt water soak through your skin and the sand coat your body while you refresh. Reset your feelings, reconnect with yourself, and give your body time to rest. All of your experiences as a person have sparked your creativity. It’s simple: the more you see and experience in life, the more imaginative and special you become. Travel pushes you out of your comfort zone, and being in a different place makes you more receptive to new experiences. The more you see, the larger your “experience balance” becomes—that bank is what defines you. And where do you get your inspiration when you’re “creative”? That’s right, the knowledge bank. We get to experience a new culture and way of life for the first time when we travel. That’s thrilling because, like children, we are full of life and energy when we are experiencing something for the first time. We get to leave our careers, responsibilities, fears, and even our personalities behind. We get to be absolutely free and present in the moment. When we fly, we become fully absorbed in the moment, paying attention to even the smallest details—exactly what mindfulness is all about. The more we travel, the more societies we encounter, and the more aware we are as a society. And this is critical as we move forward as a species. Travel brings us together as a species. It assists us in realizing that we are all ONE. We are a remarkably diverse species… However, we are not the same. The more places you visit, the more you know that most people on the planet are just like you; all they want is to love, to be loved, and to be happy. It’s a universal reality.
The best aspect about traveling is that it allows you to see things from a different viewpoint. It offers a fresh perspective on life, who you are, and how you spend your time. When you fly, you meet new people, learn about new cultures, try new things, go on all kinds of adventures (both good and bad), and maybe even rediscover the meaning of life. Travel will turn you into a stronger, more well-rounded individual because you are learning and acquiring knowledge from new places and people. In this planet, there is so much to see and do. It is important for our generation to travel the world and learn about different cultures. It is important for our survival that we are compassionate and caring to one another. It is important to stop believing what a TV set tells you and begin seeing the world with your own eyes. We should also make a concerted effort to think about people who are not in our immediate social circles. It’s the only way we’ll be able to keep dreaming of the day when we’ll all see ourselves as ONE. There is only one human race.
Traveling is something you don’t know is necessary before you do it. It reveals a different side of who you are as a person. Take advantage of the opportunities that come your way. It’s so easy to fly these days, and guaranteed you won’t be sorry. You’ll never be sorry for going on an adventure.
Do it for the sake of your mind. Do it for your own good. Do it for yourself.