How Traveling Can Significantly Change Your Mindset

What one trip gives to your brain? What about two? And regular trips to new and unexplored places? How positive is it and how to travel so that both you and your mind feel good about it?

1. Intellectual development

We get knowledge not so much from books and video programs, but direct personal experience. And when you are physically in a completely different climate, communicate with completely different people, find yourself in completely different situations, then your brain is forced to grow new neurons with cosmic speed.

2. Aggravation of all available feelings

Some people love to see beauty and feel as if they can get full just seeing pictures of new landscapes and places. When traveling, we remember the smells and tastes more strongly, and if to ask you what taste and smell, Hanoi is like, for example, it will most likely be hard for you to
explain, but you will remember it in the smallest details. Perhaps, many if not all, who visited India, were struck by its smells. They say that it stinks, but for some, it smelled of all kinds of spices and flowers drying in the sun. and visiting India once, you will not confuse this smell with anything.

3. Communication skills

You learn to communicate with people of diverse mentalities. How many people do you chat live with at home? Five, ten, twenty? If you travel without a program prepared in advance with a city guide and a group of compatriots, that is, on your own, then you are forced to communicate with dozens of new people every day. And sometimes your comfort, well-being, interesting travel, and even safety depend on the quality of this communication. This is very motivating to find a common language. Some people love asking others for help, asking for directions, making conversations in transport and public places with locals and tourists. It creates some special taste of travel. The architecture may be similar, nature, too, but people are never the same, and then it is they who make your travels soulful, warm, kind.

4. New knowledge and skills

You gain new skills. Experience is not the number of years, but the number of new actions. How to cross an eight-lane road where there are no traffic lights and traffic rules? How to surf in the ocean? How to manage a camel? How to eat durian? How to fly in a balloon? You will never learn this while sitting at home. In every journey, make sure to try some new activity that is not available to you elsewhere on the planet. And this is insanely cool because this knowledge remains in the body as new superpowers. That is, as a result, you get new knowledge, feelings, experience, friends and all this in one trip. Now imagine that there are several such trips a year.

5. Entrance to the comfort zone

Leaving the comfort zone is a modern cliché of marketing specialists. Some people say that it needs to be left once and for all, while others say that it must first be found. It seems that the comfort zone is wonderful besides, travel is a comfort zone of some people. They feel uncomfortable if they are staying at home for two months in a row. They begin to get physically ill and suffer mentally. Someone is comfortable living his whole life in the same village, and this is what is making him truly happy. There is a rule: if something works, do not change it. If it’s dry, warm, good, and comfortable in your comfort zone, hold on to it. But if you feel that you are souring, boredom and spleen are attacking you, you are unhappy with life and yourself, then it is time to change something.

6. Fighting Depression and Fears

Travel cannot cope with clinical depression or maybe exacerbate it. In severe conditions, when there is no strength to leave the house and life is meaningless, you need to contact a psychotherapist and psychiatrist for therapy and medications. But if it's just a seasonal melancholy or another crisis of 30, 40, 50 years, then travel can very well help you to survive them. However, concerning the fight against fears, traveling here can help a lot. Our most terrible fear, besides the fear of death, is to disgrace ourselves in front of people. It's easier to try something new and "screw up" where no one knows you and where life itself pops into unusual situations because there are no trips without mistakes. And for some reason, some people experience them there much less painfully than at home. Fear is such an eternal travel companion. What if I lose my documents or someone will steal my money? And if I am late for the plane? What if there will be an earthquake or tsunami? But what if an unknown insect or snake bites me? What if Somali pirates steal me and demand a ransom? Will my relatives give it to me? All these thoughts each time go into the head themselves and prevent you from falling asleep in the next train or hotel, but you get up in the morning and go to meet your fears with a wide smile and a fast heartbeat. This makes every trip unforgettable and unique.

7. The medicine for the complexes

Traveling is a very effective tool. Especially when you find yourself in a different culture that you do not know at all and understand that there are completely different values ​​and priorities. As if the rules by which you live at home are no longer valid, and you have not yet recognized and accepted the new ones. This effect is called a cultural vacuum. It gives an inexpressible feeling of inner freedom from conventional norms, stereotypes, and prejudices. For example, when you fly to South America and see how it's not important for people what you are dressed in and who you work with, it's very important what kind of relationship you have with your family and your heart's affairs. Or in Asia it doesn't matter how erudite you are, the main thing is whether you respect the rules and traditions. At such moments, all secondary matters recede into the background and only important things remain because even in such a different world there are common values. For example, relationships with loved ones, work that is useful to others, the ability to enjoy life in different conditions. And these basic values ​​are available to each of us, regardless of our wealth, education, religion, race, gender, appearance, etc. We can all be happy.

About the author: Melisa Marzett is a traveler and a freelance writer who is currently working for linkedin profile edit and planning on her next journey. She is inspired by the world itself and people living in it. They are so different and the places are so diverse that it overwhelms her and makes her feel excited every day. She is excited about life.

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