Traveling is probably one of the only activities that most people can agree they love.
Who doesn’t want to discover unfamiliar territory while immersing themselves in a new culture?
Who wouldn’t want to explore far-off places, places they wouldn’t get to see under any other circumstances?
For those who love traveling, did you know long-term adventures can actually alter your personality?
This is how :
You start to look at life from entirely different perspective.
When you stay in one place for extended periods of time, you begin to take the simple things for granted.
When you travel, you realize the things you deal with every day, like brushing your teeth and taking the elevator to your apartment, are actually blessings.
The idea of being spontaneous no longer freaks you the F out.
Once your perspective on life has been changed, unanticipated changes don’t derail you quite like they used to.
You realize life is just life and things happen, and the way in which you react is what determines your mood and your course.
Travelers don’t let things dissuade them from whatever it is they’re doing. Instead, they react accordingly and move along. Why? Because the journey is the destination, man.
You’re completely removed (and freed) from your comfort zone.
The quickest way to get out of your comfort zone is to get the hell out of wherever you are and immerse yourself in a completely different culture.
Watching the way people interact with one another and the land surrounding them is an eye-opening experience that can only be done in person.
Stop living life through the lens. Get out there, and see it for yourself!
You’re more open to meeting and making friends with new people.
When you are traveling, you can’t help but meet new people.
It’s beyond interesting to see the different way someone your age lives his or her life in comparison to yours.
Research found “the more that these travelers engaged with new people from different countries, the more that promoted goals related to openness.”
This also aids in gaining a new perspective on life, which leads to…
Your creative juices are on overdrive.
You may think there is no way creativity and traveling have anything to do with one another, but you are sadly mistaken!
Each culture has within it a set of practices and manners. Learning to adjust your preconceptions is an indication of creativity.
Thus, living in another culture and learning the practices of that culture may enhance the psychological processes that make people more creative.”
You don’t get tied up in the little things that used to break you down.
Instead of getting distracted and deterred by obstacles that appear in your path, you embrace them.
Since your perspective has been changed, you aren’t as likely to simply throw in the towel.
Instead you’re more reactive to change and willing to work out a course of action that will benefit you in the long run.