If you’re not keen on visiting places for pleasure you may find traveling as a luxurious or adventurous way to spend your money. It’s like to travel is to shell out something you can put in better place like a profitable investment and you can use for your priorities. While it requires effort and spending, travel is also considered as a pleasurable investment for yourself. Why?
It unleashes your hidden skills and talents. Travel is not only about knowing places and people, but also rediscovering yourself. Day in, day out in the office, you may only doing the same thing where you will use also the same skills. This is not the case if you go in unfamiliar place, talking to strangers or foreigners. While on the road, you have to learn people and social skills, have a strong presence of mind, and do tactical decisions depending on the challenges you’ll encounter.
It relieves stress. Often we hear dialogues such as ‘take vacation to refresh or to relieve stress.’ Compare to just bumming around in the house or going to nearby clubs, travel will help you to avoid social isolation. The more people you talk with, who have no judgmental minds, the more you feel you are not alone in this planet. You may meet someone who can relate to you, have different culture, and can give you superb life and career tips.
Another point here is travel totally distracts you away from your stress factors. When you’re in the mall or house, it is easy to think about your problem and how you must solve it, but when you’re in faraway place you tend to immerse in different dimension, culture or activities. For example, it’s hard to think about your financial woes when you do mountain climbing. But maybe after it, you’ll realize that if you can conquer your fear of heights, you can also conquer your stress.
It helps you to reflect about your happiness or success. In contrast to urban living, possessing material things and your accomplishments don’t matter at all when you travel. It boils down to your basic skills and simple joys like meeting sea creatures, reaching the summit, and meaningful conversation. Experiencing these may help you to realize that in life and career what matter is your survival instincts and happiness to do things you like.