For many, travel opportunities can be quite limited due to obligations at work, financial restrictions, and other personal commitments. The prospect of an adventure can leave even the most serious personalities excited and giddy.
Most assume these feelings of delight stem from a rare opportunity to escape from daily doldrums, but a deeper look can reveal a lot more.
Here are lists of seven great benefits from travelling.
· Travelling Allows You to Exercise Your Patience
We are accustomed to our own cultures and have certain expectations regarding customer service, public transportation, and the like.
Travelling allows you to experience the delays and differences of other places in everyday life.
Travellers have no choice but to embrace these exercises in patience as there is nothing that can be done and besides, you are on vacation – you have time to wait.
· Travelling Teaches You to be Resourceful
Taking a journey to a new land creates the opportunity to exercise your ability to be resourceful. Many day to day activities, such as where to eat and how to communicate with people, sometimes become a challenge when surrounded by a new culture.
Learning key phrases in another language and finding places to buy food or supplies take you as a traveller out of the comfort zone and teaches resourcefulness.
· Travelling Provides Opportunities to Experience Kindness
When visiting a new culture, it is not uncommon to feel like a guest. This feeling can make you more kind and considerate of others. Many tourists welcome conversation while travelling abroad and you will also find natives who enjoy assisting tourists.
Giving and receiving acts of kindness while travelling is an enriching experience.
· Travelling Builds Tolerance of Other People and Cultures
This is an important benefit of travel as tolerance is a special gift, necessary for the happiness of everyone around you.
When you are thrown into other cultures and your beliefs are the ones less common, you build tolerance toward others.
Travelling helps you let go of prejudices and embrace many differences.
· Travelling Instills Some Much Needed Humility
As a traveller, when you enter a new country which operates on a different currency, the experience can be quite humbling. Becoming penniless until you have found a place to exchange your currency teaches you what having no money would feel like.
This wonderful travel experience teaches a valuable lesson on humility and compassion.
· Travelling Awakens Your Senses
Travelling offers a special awakening for each and every sense: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling. A new culture means new food to taste, activities to enjoy, and places to experience.
Unfamiliar surrounding along your journey will jolt your senses and create a more alert state of mind, making you feel more alive, adventurous, and vibrant.
· Travelling Allows You to Reassess Your Identities
Because our lifestyles and locations often define who we are, travelling provides you with a chance to leave statuses and possessions behind while you reassess personal identities.
In leaving behind those statuses, you leave behind the world which defines you and make some inner discoveries which may liberate you.
Travelling can change the world you live in through lessons in patience, resourcefulness, kindness, tolerance, and humility which will cause an awakening that will cause you to reassess your identity and provide much needed soul therapy.
Escaping from daily chores and increasing personal awareness will quite literally change the person you are in each of the above mentioned areas as well as increased appreciation for your own culture.
Now is the time to plan your own personal journey and experience this amazing soul therapy firsthand.
Start the New Year off with a new outlook and understanding regarding yourself and the world around you.
Adewale Adelani – Travel & Tours enthusiast with a passion for Social Media and Travel Manager of DAHLA TRAVEL, a company that provides Dubai Tours & Activities Services. http://www.travelwithdahla.com
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