One of the bucket lists of many people is to travel around the world. Whether it’s a local travel to a distant province or city or an international travel to a country you’ve always wanted to visit, traveling sounds so much fun. It’s something to look forward to achieving.
Some people travel many times within a year. They get to several places and experience lots of fresh things in a year. While that’s really fun, you don’t have to go several times. At least once would do. Going here and there, to and fro, is also financially costly.
Although there are many hindrances for you to spend a travel break, like time, schedules, travel requirements and again budget, still it would be really nice if you still give yourself a chance even once a year. Here are 4 reasons why:
You step out to learn new things
Every day, you do the same routine, see and work with the same people, go through the same route on your way to work and home. It’s not bad, but sometimes, you also need to expose yourself to new environment and surroundings.
If you just stay and stay where you always are, you don’t give yourself an opportunity to learn more about the things outside of your box. You are not fully able to step out of your comfort zone if you stay in that one place you’re used to.
It’s good to travel around the country and the globe, so you get to see what’s up there on another side of the world. Different languages, cultures, food, places, animals, people and many other things you don’t encounter often in your zone can be your latest discoveries. Seeing places and reading information about them through books and the Internet are wholly different from seeing them with your own eyes and making history by yourself.
Even if you only go travel once a year, still, it’s a great experience from which you will definitely get lots of remarkable learning from. And since you don’t travel often, you can ask some essential travel tips from people you know who do. You can also read and watch travel tips from travel bloggers and vloggers. In those ways, you can make your “at least once a year” travel even more in the know and pumped up.
You need a love that lets you rest
Every day presents different challenges from which you learn a lot from. Yes, you become happy, successful and encouraged, but of course, life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes, you also get tired and unmotivated. You need cheering up and unwinding.
Traveling is one of the way you can let yourself, both your mind and your body, take a rest and get some much needed relaxation. You might be spending plenty of time only for work and accomplishing all your other responsibilities without taking lots of care for yourself.
Traveling lets you spend more time thinking about yourself and enjoying your time without pressures. You love your work, but you must love yourself more by taking a break too.
It’s a good time to pause and travel while setting aside all your duties which can be done after your self-care time. Traveling helps you recover from the stressful things you’re dealing with in life. It’s like a healing time for you. It’s special because it’s one of the ways you give yourself a kind of love you actually need.
After you travel, you will see yourself looking and feeling more refreshed, inspired and even strengthened. There’ll also be a good feeling that makes you look forward for more traveling within the year or the other years to come.
Give yourself a well-deserved reward
You’ve done great at work or in school. You have always done your best even in small things. You’ve always done your best even if you do not succeed in the end. You’ve always done your best even when there’s no merit to get in return.
Sometimes, you don’t need a really great and famous achievement in order to treat yourself. You can just travel whenever you want and consider it as a reward for doing your best always. Look back at how the past months have been, and see that there’s always something good to be thankful for.
Traveling is a rewarding reward because it’s not always that you get to get up on your feet with your travel luggage and enjoy. Of course, if you gained huge victories or have special occasions to celebrate, traveling can be a special gift you can give to yourself.
Don’t hesitate especially if you’re spending your money for your travel because you should also get a sweet taste of your hard work.
Enjoy while you can
It’s not forever that you’ll be able to move and travel to many places, so while you still can, grab the precious opportunity to travel. While you have the strength, the enthusiasm, the youthfulness (or even just the feeling of it), don’t think of traveling as an expensive way to waste your time. It’s not something that leaves you with nothing.
Traveling gives you a lot of new things and the good ones. You gain new learning, create noteworthy memories, get a taste of other cultures and their dishes literally, meet fresh faces and just take a more delightful and driven “you”. It’s not all about spending money but more on showing yourself some different kind of care and love too.
About the author
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Travel, health, shopping, lifestyle and business are among the many subjects she writes about. Through quality and well-researched writing, she informs and even entertains readers about things that matter. She is also interested in film critiquing and filmmaking. Giving all the glory to God, Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.