It is hard to meet someone who doesn’t wish somewhere deep down they could travel more – we live on an amazing planet and there are so many incredible experience waiting to be had and places to be seen. It is difficult though balancing traveling and what we call “real life”. Especially, when you have so many responsibilities and obligations that need to be upheld at home – sometimes it feels impossible to get away. However, it is important to realize the importance that traveling plays in our lives and to try to make time for it. Even if it is only a week every year and even if it is not some far off destinations. Here are 5 simple reasons you should travel every year.
1. You deserve a break
It is true. You work hard all year and unless you give yourself a break you will get worn down before you know it. Your productivity will eventually decline – take a break and recharge your batteries.
2. Refreshes your perspective
When we never step outside of our comfort zone – it is easy to take for granted all of the things and people we have in our lives. There is no greater cure for this than traveling into new places and meeting new people.
3. Expands your mind
Traveling forces one to come face to face with different ideas, beliefs, cultures and traditions. You never know – maybe you will learn something new that you adopt yourself. A new way of doing things… Who knows – you might surprise yourself.
4. Keeps your life interesting
It is always interesting talking to someone who has traveled well. The amount of stories that you will accumulate in your life will make your life that much richer.
5. Give you something to work towards
Traveling isn’t all fun and games. Especially planning and saving up to finance your trip can be challenging – however, it also gives you an opportunity to develop the discipline to work towards something – to learn to save money, learn to create an intenarary, and learn about the place you will be going. These are all skills that will be very useful in other areas of your life.