Did you know that if a weekend is well spent, it enhances your productivity during the week? Life can get busy sometimes. No time for friends, for socializing or even healthy habits. On the verge of becoming a work-a-holic, the quantum of things on our to-do lists keep piling up. End Result? A drained, fatigued, exhausted, ‘fed up with life’ you!
Your career will continue to stagnate unless you decide to grow as an individual. Challenge your limitations, look at things differently, ask more questions! A guaranteed way to achieve personal growth is by travelling to new places and exploring the unknown nooks and corners of our country.
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
Humbled By Knowledge
A trip to the rural India is a must. Especially in a jeep, crammed with a dozen other people. The joy of disconnecting from the emotionally draining gadgets is infectious when you make friends with strangers!
A trip to the ruins, be it of a fort or an entire civilization, will teach you gratitude like nothing other. More often, it is not the history of the place, but the story it tells that leaves us overwhelmed. It broadens our horizons, reinforces the power of imagination and provide us with a new perspective.
A trip under water will definitely make you believe in miracles. Imagine having to breathe through gills and move about with fins less than half the weight and size of your being. Being surrounded by that kind of beauty will take your breath away. It will teach you to appreciate the importance of small things in life.
“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block
A Personal Insight
Traveling gives you the ability to be more patient when you leave behind your comfort zone. It makes you a confident decision maker. An independent risk taker. The challenge lies in finding experiences. The day you undertake your first solo trip will be the day that you will truly feel liberated and ready to take on any challenge in life.
It feels just like making a presentation. Every slide will have something new. More of visuals, less of explanation and a lot of interpretation. Emotions captured in moments, resonating your pride. Because when you have a story to tell, a personal story of self-transformation, you will never feel the need to sell it. It will automatically become your unique selling point!
A Journey From ‘What If’s to ‘Why Nots’
Traveling makes you street smart. Instilling a sense of courage, it nurtures the desire to experiment with success, break barriers and overcome stereotypes. It helps you express yourself better and enhances your gut instincts. It teaches you how ‘Less is More!’
Experience the joy of planning! If you plan your own travels, you get to choose activities and places that appeal to you. Everyone has their own style of travel, find your rhythm, because travel isn’t just for leisure. Everything you experience translates to knowledge. Making choices when it comes to travelling is difficult, it will enhance your decision making and planning skills.
But be assured that no matter how much plan, a flight may get delayed or weather might play spoilsport, thinking of quick alternatives in such situation will subtly help your train for crisis management.
Travel may not be the solution to every problem in your life. But it is certainly a platform to help you find the solutions. Encourage yourself to travel, encourage yourself to grow.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain
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