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Invest in Yourself, Travel More

Invest in Yourself, Travel More

Contributed by: @AFIANATASHA

A lot of people travel, some more than others. Every traveller has their different reasons for travelling.

I have a newfound love for travelling and any chance I get to travel I will.  I view travelling as an investment - an investment in myself and here's why: 

1) Self-development

"Travel far enough, you meet yourself" - David Mitchell

We humans are constantly trying to develop and become the best possible version of ourselves. Self-development is a process or journey of discovering oneself. It is a constant journey and we are always learning new things by the things we experience. Travelling can be an inspiring experience as the majority of the time you may not be in your comfort zone & it is outside the comfort zone where people grow right? For some, like myself I find that travelling - especially alone has helped with this journey of self-development. You'd be surprised by how much you can learn about yourself when travelling. 


2) New experiences, new places 

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

The things you see and experience whilst travelling bring the best memories. I am trying to experience as many places as possible so when I go somewhere I know that I won't be going back unless I have to. I try to do and see things that are different so that I get the most out of my experience. To me there's no point travelling abroad to do the same things you do at home. 


3) You meet new people

“The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

If you are willing and open to, you can meet new people. Some of the best conversations I've had with strangers have happened when travelling. Meeting new people is always fun, you can learn a lot from others especially those abroad with different cultural backgrounds, values and language to your own. 


4) You learn about the world 

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

Travelling teaches you about life. It allows you get a better understanding of different cultures and a better understanding of the world we live in. It's a big beautiful world out there, the human race is very diverse and interesting to explore. 

I am still learning and adjusting to this new found interest. So far it has been fun and I would recommend that everyone takes time out to travel to somewhere different at least once in their lifetime!

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