Updated: May 15, 2019
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
Why now? why do we insist and preach to EVERYONE to book a flight and watch everything fall in perfect order. Travel is essential for the freedom and growth we are all seeking. You will never be this young, so really why not? Here is the Zahir breakdown of why now in your life more than ever is the time to travel.
1. Travelling is easier than you think.
Despite all that you have heard. With the current technological advancement everything to plan your perfect is right at your finger tip. It is easy to find and book flights, hotels and activities. Just go for it.
2. Traveling is the perfect reset and push towards personal development.
One thing travel really gave me, was a different calm and patience. Whether it is swimming in bountiful oceans or picnics are mountain tops. You get a clear concept of the grand scheme of things and some things don't even move you after that.
3. Travel is the perfect Educator.
The best way to dive into the pool of cultures and history. There is also something about visual exploration that sinks in a lot more. An eye opening reinvention of falsified concepts reported to us. It gives you perspective, the ability to see and understand other views and social concepts without judgment or fear.
Travelling is also the best self educator. You are not only exploring cultures but also yourself.
Be it new allergies or getting to the root of a confidence problem you may have. It was in these experience i really learnt the difference between Comfort and actual Confidence.
“If you allow it, travel has the ability to expand your mind in a way you never realized was possible,”- Valerie Wilson
4. Freedom and Youth
You do not want to let Youth and its Freedom escape you before you explore it.
5. You become your alter-ego.
When you travel you are exactly who you want to be.I have seen this sky rocket into some very beautiful personalities. Where people take their people take their "i am who i want to be" vacation mood and translate it into real life character wins. You are not held back by definitions placed on you.
4. Skills you overlooked.
Through your many journeys and exchanges with people, you will come to realise and see the value of skills of you have. Even better yet, is unlocking skills you did not even know you had. Be it hacks for hiking or navigating language barriers.
For putting yourself out there, for facing a fear, and making a ball of it.
Wherever you go becomes part of you somehow. All the adventures you have been on, will sum into inspiration in your creative process going forward. Take all that you have seen, heard and been a part of and Voila! your will be shocked by the results.
Be it learning literature of persia, or maki coco in ghana or general observation of problems and concepts.
Some of your favourites are a result of this.
7. New passions and opportunities.
Travelling can challenge every order you have placed in your life, be it breaking your daily routine or relinquishing control of events in your day. You will find yourself loving things you have always stayed away from and enjoying activities that not in a millions years would you have done.
8. For the adventure of it
Solve the mysteries of Pompeii in Italy, Walk the SIQ to Petra, Get Blown away by the Great wall of China, Visit the Taj by Moonlight, Traverse the Salar dE Uyuni in Bolivia.
Just take that adventure, open your heart and truly feel free! Nothing is more refreshing.
The key to travelling is to stay open.Stay open to a whirlwind of adventure and change of plans. Not everything will go as planned. Something may possibly go wrong be it an issue with the local thoel. Dont let it kill your trip. Deal with it in the moment and move on.
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