Why Traveling is Good for the Soul

The freedom of travel
The freedom of travel

For many of us, our smartphones have become an extension of ourselves. We have it with us at work, while eating, and even while using the bathroom.

While the progress of technology has been remarkable for us, at the same time, it can be hard to turn it off and let yourself relax.

One of the best ways to ensure that you can unplug and de-stress is to take a trip.


Traveling may seem like it could be stressful on the outside. With the chaos of airports as well as the expense, you may want to write it off as something unobtainable. But the truth is that we all need to travel once in a while, not just for the experience, but also to reboot your soul.

We have compiled a list of the best reasons why you need to travel.


Gets you out there
Gets you out there

Takes you away from your comfort zone

Traveling takes you away from your comfort zone. Trying new things and putting yourself out there can be scary for anyone. Traveling puts you in a new environment with people different than you while pushing the boundary of your comfort zone. While it may give you anxiety on the surface, it will help build your strength of character.



Hands on learning
Hands on learning

Hands on Learning

Allows for hands-on learning. When you travel somewhere new, you can experience what the locals like to do for fun. You also will get a dash of the local history, helping you build your world view. Exposing yourself to new types of people will allow you to see people as you may not have before.


Create your own path and learn patience along the way

Helps you practice patience. Whether you are an overworked stay-at-home mom or work 80 hours in a cubicle, your patience can easily run thin in your daily life. Going to a new location will force you to practice your patience since things will not go how your expected them to.

Breaks up routine and habit. Some routines we will stick by because they are familiar and not all habits are good. Taking a trip somewhere means that your routine will be disrupted. This will help your psyche feel more stimulated and less dragged down.


Exercise body and mind

It is good for you. If you are traveling, you are a moving body. Whether it is running through the airport, hiking a new trail, or just walking around undiscovered streets, you will get physical movement while you are traveling around. The more you move, the better your body would feel. Releasing endorphins will give you a sense of calm and good that you will want to keep moving.

It is an upkeep on the mind. Putting yourself in a new situation with different people, environments, and cultures makes your mind workout as much as your body will work out. Your mind will be able to learn and expand with the new experiences. The more you challenge your mind, the more your mind will become stronger.


Traveling opens you to new horizons and new experiences

Traveling builds creativity. If you have been stuck on a project for a while and cannot see any end in sight, putting yourself in a different environment will let you mentally approach the project with fresh eyes.


Learn new things, travel new paths

You could go on a journey of self-discovery. While traveling gives the precedent that you will learn about other people, the most you will learn is going to be about yourself. You will be able to see how you react in different environments and get a crash course in things that you like or do not like.


Time heals all things

It gives you an opportunity to heal. Whether you have a physical or mental hurt, recovering in your normal routine may not help you get your spring back. Traveling will remove your from your normal stressors and allow your brain to rest.


Recharge your mind and body with the peace that come with being one with nature and opening your mind to new experiences

Traveling will let you just be present. Without the regular phones, TVs, and computers at your fingertips, your mind will have a better change of putting itself in the present, bringing you a new sense of calm and let yourself renew.

Traveling is essential for all people. It allows you to understand both yourself and the world better, showing you things and people that you may not have considered before. Every travel experience is an opportunity to leave your stressors behind and awaken the real you who is asleep during your daily routine. No matter how you travel, you will find your soul revived and ready to go on new discoveries.


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marion-fernandez is one of the authors writing for Outdoor Revival