These days, Singaporeans are traveling a farther, and a lot more. When public holidays come, some Singaporeans rush to the airport to leave the country for a vacation. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, travelling can give us a lot of benefits!
- An opportunity to rest
This could most likely be the reason why Singaporeans crave for a vacation. Traveling allows us much need time to take a break, either from work or school. Going to another place allows us to relieve stress simply because we are away from the things that can cause us worry, pressure, or anxiety.
- A time to learn new things
Traveling enables us to learn many things about a country or wherever place we choose to go to. We are able to learn a bit of the language, understand their culture and history, try new cuisine, learn the proper etiquette in the place, and a lot more. You should also be able to learn new skills that you never expected you’ll learn.
- To gain a broader perspective
Traveling fills our minds and hearts with new, and humbling experiences. It teaches us that not everything is really about us and that the world doesn’t revolve around us at all. That we may be biased, favoring only the idea of how we want to see the world. Traveling allows us to be closer to reality by opening our eyes to other’s perspectives.
When you leave the comforts of your home, you are presented with more challenges and opportunities you can imagine. Travelling can bring out the best (or worse) of your self. When you overcome the primary fear that comes with travelling and embrace the idea that there’s a whole world for you to explore, you’ll learn more about yourself than you ever will sitting down and staying in one place.
- A time to reflect
Much like being a time for rest, travelling is also a time to reflect. It is a moment to take a step back from the quick, busy, and complicated thing we call life. You will be able to notice things that you don’t usually see when your living your daily life. Having the opportunity to pay attention to these small yet important details, can help us see life more beautifully.
- A way to meet more people
Obviously, when we travel, we get to meet a variety of people. Meeting more people gives us the gift of relationship and a sense of humanity. It’s not a matter of meeting good people, or being robbed by scammers at all. It’s that we get to connect with other people, who like us, are inhabitants of the very same earth.
- So as to not regret
“You only live once” is somehow a cliché but there is some truth to it. There’s a whole world for us to explore and if we’re able to, then why not!