Almost everyone we meet loves travelling. Who doesn’t? It is more than posting a beach photo on Instagram. Through traveling, you get the chance to visit your dream places, immerse in diverse cultures, meet all kinds of people. It is going to be more rewarding than it seems.
You will be surprised to learn that traveling even changed many people’s lives. They discovered new skills, new interest, new friends, life partners, or even a reason to start over.
Till now, you may be thinking of flying to the other side the globe, however, you don’t have to travel the world to turn your life around.
It’s Not The Destination But The Journey
It may be just cycling to a nearby town. You may find narrow country road surrounded by greenery and wildflowers, beautiful sunset. After a long week of work, cycling while experiencing the beautiful scenery along the road, your mind will be cleared, your worries will be gone.
It is different from visiting a new continent, however, this is a journey too. Don’t even underestimate the power of this. It is not about where you go, its your experience that counts.
Travel with Yourself
In most cased, we travel with partners, be it family or friends. It helps with foster relationships and bonding.
It may never occur to you that travelling by yourself is also a fantastic idea. You will have the leisure of freedom to make better choices, and being truly who you are.
Happiness Is Nearer Than You Think
So what can you do when you feel the itchiness in your heart to get away but have little time or patience to do get started?
Start small. In fact, you can just start from traveling to the town next to you. You’d be surprised to find that the place you think you are familiar with have become so different. Often, happiness passes our eye but we fail to discover them because we are too occupied by other stuff.
Wanting what we don’t have is normal. Being worried about little things is also typical human behavior. We all have this in common. But, please stop dwelling on negative thoughts. They won’t do you any good. Trust me!
Maybe the change you’re looking for is right in front of you. Perhaps the happiness you’re seeking is already beside you. Open your eyes. Change a fresh perspective. Be observant with simple things in life.
Traveling isn’t just about seeing the world with your eyes. Real travel happens when you start seeing the world in a new light. It’s when you think to yourself with a smile: what’s here is good, after all.