I’ve always believed that travel teaches without scorecards. It gently enriches you. When you go out to see the world – you can meet people, get acquainted with a different culture, try a new cuisine, or learn a lot just by breathing in an unfamiliar city!
It happens naturally – you don’t have to work too hard. Because you are immersed in the weapons of a new environment. First of all, don’t shrug off the ‘safe’ and ‘try and test’ syndromes and explore them with a free spirit.
Travel taught me a lot. It taught me so much even though I wanted to learn more from it. I’m going to share with you 10 things I’ve learned from my trip so far.
- Cherish the little things
- Broadened My Perspective
- Hang Out With People
- Improve My Confidence
- Helps to set priorities
- Avoid My Selfish Side
- Give Me Diversity
- Increase Your Creativity
- Complain Less and Be Grateful
- Got a Little More Knowledge
Cherish the Little Things
Travel opened my eyes to the small, mundane things of life that are low-value but meaningful. Now I’m more conscious of waiters, drivers, florists, vendors, and random people I’ve encountered while on vacation.
I have a deep respect for them because they are the people who make the trip smooth for us. I often create points to interact with people, making my travel experience more rewarding
Broadened My Perspective
Now I have a much better view of life. I came out of the shell I knew it was family, relationships, jobs, struggles, and life. Travel opened new doors for me. I can see different aspects of life.
I can understand what is important and what can be marginalized. It helped me to think beyond the conventional mindset that there is more to life than usual.
Hang Out With People
I have learned to get along with people. I’m a reserved person, but I don’t talk much when I’m with unfamiliar people, but I started talking to people during my travels.
Well, I’m not saying I make friends with everyone, but I start conversations with random fellow travelers. I think you seldom experience the place unless you interact with your fellow travelers and the local people of your destination.
Improve My Confidence
I’ve always been as confident or nervous as everyone else, but traveling has given me a new level of confidence. I am more confident in myself than I am today.
When you travel, you have to manage many things yourself, from booking accommodation to deciding where to eat and what to do independently. At the end of the day, you feel a sense of accomplishment in exploring your destination on your own
I know my priorities in life. Now I am more confident.
Helps to Set Priorities
Ever since I started traveling, I’m well aware of my priorities. I know I want to travel as much as possible. I know what to look for, what makes me happy, and what to look for in life. When I wasn’t traveling, life was just an ordinary rat race.I didn’t know where I was going. I had no clue about my own ambitions in life. The trip gave me a clear direction and purpose.
Avoid My Selfish Side
It may sound funny, but the trip has helped to dispel the selfish side. I’ve always considered myself a self-centered person. But the trip has stimulated me to look around and see life.
Now I can see life in all shades. I relate to all kinds of people. I can think beyond my own challenges and realize the adversity that others face. I can see others with compassion.
Give Me Diversity
Travel introduced a variety of things, including culture, people, food, architecture, and landscaping. I have learned to understand the diversity that life offers. We don’t understand it until we start our journey.
Now I wonder how some people get bored in their lives when they have these wonderful things in their lives. All we have to do is step out of the house and discover the colossal beauty. Also Mumbai is most expensive.
Increase Your Creativity
Now I consider myself a more creative person. By creativity, I don’t mean I learned any kind of art. I simply mean being more creative in my daily life. Travel opens our minds to see things interesting in everything. It can be as simple as preparing a meal or organizing books on a shelf.
Complain Less and Be Grateful
It is human nature to complain about things. However, it is easy to deny such things when traveling. I realized that I had developed an attitude of gratitude. I am more excited and grateful for life than ever.
Got a Little More Knowledge
Since starting to travel and writing mainly about my experiences, I have also been able to improve my knowledge around the world. Now I read a lot about destinations like going on a whale watching Dana Point trip, discovering different cultures, traditions, cuisine, and other things. Now I have found the knowledge to know myself better and eventually become a wiser person.
So my trip was my Odd. But that’s not all – I’m sure there’s a lot more to learn! And I will continue to learn for the rest of my life.