Believe it or not, travelling really does change you. How you ask? Well, here's guest contributor Sakina Kavi with her reasons for how travelling makes you an awesome person!
As you pack your travel bags to take a break from your everyday routine life, you may not realize but this experience may end up changing your personality for the better. Don’t believe me? Well then, here are a few points about how travelling can change your outlook on life and transform you into a better person.
1. Makes You Miss the Little Things in Life
Living in the most comfortable place in the world that you call home makes you take many things for granted, including sleeping n your comfy bed, and the fact that you will always find your fridge full of your favourite snacks. However, travelling makes you realize how important these little things in life are, especially when you find yourself eating food that tastes more like yesterday's leftovers and when you end up sleeping in a makeshift tent with a thin blanket in the freezing nights of the Sahara.
2. Makes You Better at Communication
Communication is the only way to get to know the local people better, and get an insight of the beautiful destination that you have travelled to. Therefore, travelling undoubtedly polishes your communication skills, and it may even make you learn a few foreign languages while you're at it.
3. Helps You Appreciate Small Acts of Kindness from a Stranger
When you are at a new place full of strangers, you do not expect people to help you carry your luggage or guide you when you are lost. However, when people you barely know go out of their way to help you out, you tend to appreciate even the smallest acts of kindness and promise to repay them soon in one way or the other.
4. Makes You Attractive to Others
With the exotic stories you'll have to share about the clear water seas of the Bahamas, to the impressive knowledge you have acquired of world geography, and to the obvious lingual expert you have become, travelling certainly pushes you up on the scale of sexiness.
5. Makes You Smarter
As you explore new places, you tend to learn more about the local people, you tend to memorize those little geographical facts that you never understood back in school, and you get a slight idea about how different governments are run. So travelling undoubtedly broadens your horizons and makes you more knowledgeable.
6. Makes You Miss Your Loved Ones
When was the last time you hugged your mother and told her you love the wonderful food she prepares or told your friends that they mean the world to you? Can't exactly recall, right? While travelling, as you live away from the home-cooked food and frequent hangouts with your best friends, you tend to realize how important these people are in your life. Of course travelling means that you are physically moving away from your loved ones, but in fact, you become even closer to them mentally.
7. Makes You Live in the Moment
Travelling makes you realize that there is more to life than worrying about your expenses and wondering how will you make it to your next destination on time. It is all about living in the moment, taking in a little of the wonderful culture that every new place has to offer, and realizing that an hour spent admiring the beauty of nature was truly worth it!
Travelling can undoubtedly unleash the hidden amazing person behind the boring old you. So why not plan your next adventure right away? Take a break from the everyday routine life and spend some time making yourself a better person through travelling.