We all want to become a more wonderful version of ourselves. There are retreats, conferences, books, courses and websites galore that claim to help you with that. Turns out travelling does all sorts of amazing things for your personal growth. We claim travelling is the ultimate personal development boost. It’s science. Here are five skills you’ll be improving when travelling.
If nothing else, travelling boosts your confidence. It can be scary in the big world on your own, being out of your comfort zone. But I also gives you the assurance that you are capable of doing things that you previously had never imagined. Woohoo for you!
Imagine this. You’re travelling to a place where you don’t know anyone and don’t speak the language. By the time you arrive in your hostel you will have had to display quite some resourceful skills. Making contact with others, ask for directions, tips on where to eat and go. The list goes on. And even on trips to more familiar territories, stuff will happen and you will have to expose yourself to the unexpected and be inventive.
We’re talking about the interpersonal skills that cannot be taught in a classroom. Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends, you’ll find yourself helping people, reaching out, and making friendships with the most amazing and interesting people. Some friendships last a night, others last a lifetime. Either way, travelling enhances your social skills for shure.
There’s something that you have strongly believed to be true for the most part of your life. And it turns out, well, to be false. Travel will help you open up and see things from a different perspective.
When traveling, you’re on the go most of the time. Exploring, walking, biking, pub crawling, dancing. In any case way more exercise than on an average day in school or in the office. So there you go. Skip a few beers and your physique will profit from traveling as well!