One of the greatest advantages of travel is that it takes you on a journey into new worlds that you would have never been exposed to.There are many life lessons learned through travel only.
It’s not about ticking off the “bucket list” and being able to recount all the countries you’ve visited, but the way travel impacts you as a person, your interactions with others and your humanity towards the rest of the world.
Here are some life lessons learned through travel only:
1. Traveling makes you sharper
Being in the outdoors refreshes your senses in a way that no office air could.
The latest evidence in the Journal of Environmental Psychology researchers found that people who simply looked at a photo of nature for only 40 seconds had improved focus and performance in their next task.
2. Traveling Increases your faith in Humanity.
Maddox found in his research that traveling the world increases your faith in humanity.
The more foreign countries people travel to the more their sense of generalized trust increases.
Seeing all of the good that exist in the world, makes it easier to trust, that most people, for the most part are just trying to do the right thing.
3. Traveling makes you a better learner.
Traveling empowers the learner inside of us. It Increases our curiosity and humility.
The Journal of personality and social psychology found that kids who study abroad were more humble than those who didn’t travel.
4. Traveling give you a wider perspective
Travel gives you a bird’s eye view. Traveling helps us to look at our lives from a distance both physically and metaphorically.
And when you do that, you’re able to see things a lot more clearly.
5. Traveling makes you more creative.
A recent study from the Academy of Management Journal found that people who work overseas were more imaginative and inspired, then those who stayed in their home country.
People who integrate a new culture into their identities are more creative in long run.
Doing as the locals do for an extended period of time, opens up your mind, forcing you to think in different ways, and bounce around between different ideas.
It’s a concept scientist called, Cognitive Flexibility, and the more cognitive flexible you are, the more creative you will be.
6. Traveling makes us happier
A New study from the Psychological Science found that anticipating an experience, before it even happened makes you happier than if you’re waiting for something tangible like a new smartphone.
7. Traveling makes you more patient
Dealing with delays, mishaps, and different cultures during travels, makes you much more patient and understanding person overall. And this is my favorite thought.
“At first travel leaves you speechless, and then it turns you into a story teller”
This is why i think life teaches you many important lessons in life and these life lessons are learned through travel only.
This article is inspired by “Jay Shetty”.