Most people lead a busy life juggling between work and other existential necessities. Work takes propriety over everything else like family, health, recreation, etc. It may also hamper the individual’s balance of life and cause him/her to settle for a monotonous life with very few things to make them happy. However, human beings are not machines and they require a break once in a while to be able to dedicate time to do the things that make them happy. Traveling is one of the best ways to rejuvenate drooping spirits.
In fact, check out this absolutely enlightening video by Rick Stevens(TEDx Talks).
Following are few factors that show the importance of travelling in a hectic work life:
- Family time – While travelling, people get time to make up for the time that they may have missed out on spending with their near and dear ones. It is a good way to reconnect with the people who matter in life.
- Appreciation for home – ‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder’ is a saying that is usually meant to refer to people. However, it may also be true in case of places. Staying away from the house while travelling makes an individual appreciate and miss the comfort and warmth of one’s own home.
- Wider horizon – It is only when people travel and get to know about different communities, culture and people that they gain true knowledge. It gives people exposure to facts that they may have never known.
- Serendipity – Most often people feel a sense of joy while traveling. There could be a number of causes behind such feelings. People get a chance to get away from work and enjoy themselves without any stress.
Traveling is a beautiful thing and life is short. Go get you some!