Let’s talk about something fun today – traveling the world. Or at least making an effort to travel more and further than you are now.
Not only is it a lot of fun, it’s also good for you and can help you live a more purpose- driven life. Of course if one of your big goals is to travel more and see as much of the world as you can, this is a no-brainer.
Traveling may not be one of your ambitions right now. You may be quite comfortable staying in your little corner of the world. But give some thought to exploring the option of travel.
We live in a very global and interconnected world. First-hand experience will help you understand this. Which brings us to the first big benefit of traveling the world…
Experience New Cultures
World travel brings you into contact with a whole range of different people. This results in a greater knowledge of different cultures.
It’s fun to try new food. Or go shopping in a very different atmosphere and looking at very different products. You can take a crack at conversation in a foreign language.
All the while you’ll soak up the fact that you’re doing some very common things in not so common ways. And there’s so much to learn from those experiences.
Become More Open Minded
These experiences help you become more open minded. You realize that there is more than one way to do things in most all areas of life.
Chances are you’ll look at cooking, parenting, and even the rhythm of life in very different ways.
And this is only the start. You’ll come across all sorts of new ideas that challenge the way you’ve been thinking about things.
That’s a good thing because it gives you the opportunity to rethink how you’re doing things. You’ll become more intentional and purposeful in what you do.
Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
The thought of all this may make you a bit uncomfortable. This is a good thing.
Traveling gets you out of your comfort zone. It’s a perfect remedy if you’re stuck in a rut or need some fresh inspiration.
When we stay in our comfort zone, it’s hard to grow and it’s hard to change how we live our lives. Stepping out of that zone to travel and do things that are new, uncomfortable, and challenging is how we grow.
Even if traveling isn’t big on your “to-do” list right now, make it a priority anyway.
Here’s a suggestion. If actual world travel isn’t an option for you right now, do a bit of armchair traveling. You can begin learning more about a country including its culture and language.
Overheard: “We do not remember days, we remember moments.