Why travel? People answer this question in different ways. Someone wants to take a break from work, lying on the beach. Someone needs new experiences and acquaintances. Someone wants to see the city of their dreams. But we all expect new emotions and inspiration from travels.
We look at the world through the eyes of a child
Have you noticed that any new road seems longer than the already known ones? The fact is that we pay less attention to well-known places, and we do many familiar things automatically. But when we get into a new situation, it’s as if we are “turning on”, we pay attention to the details, enjoy them.
With age, people feel time more “compressed” than children perceive it, experiencing every day getting to know something unknown. Traveling to unknown places – and the more exotic, the better – cause processes in the brain that make adults able to perceive the world as it was in childhood.
Updating neural connections
The main enemy of development is automatism. Performing the same type of activity, walking along the same routes, choosing the same kind of entertainment – all components of everyday life at the neural level trigger the “Groundhog Day” mode. For the routine twin actions, our brain creates faceless patterns – engrams.
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When the world around becomes monotonous and famous, the brain ceases to bother itself with the recording and assimilation of information, it becomes a lazy, clumsy survival.
A change of scenery – a short trip – reboots the system and shakes off a touch of automatism.
Travel – A reboot
New values: As Mark Twain rightly observed, travel is fatal to prejudice, fanaticism, and narrow-mindedness. When traveling, we compare our lifestyle with what we saw. New places, customs, and observations of a different culture help critically rethink our values and priorities and change our attitude.
Change of habits: During the holidays, we change our habits:
- Wake up and go to bed at another time,
- More often in the fresh air,
- Eat differently
- Go offline.
We board the plane and turn off the mobile phone, e-mail, leave overboard the lists of urgent matters that never end. Resting in places where there is no wireless Internet will give time for reflection, allow you to make plans, and can become an impetus for self-development. In many countries, people have a reboot day. During this period of time, they refuse to work of any kind and devote themselves entirely to family and friends.
Impressions: Chatting with new people, unfamiliar food, the experience of diving or climbing to the top, rafting on mountain rivers, visiting temples, and natural monuments – all this gives a vivid experience and memories that belong only to you.
New practices: In general, think about how you can use your experience from traveling in life, what you can learn from other cultures. For example, the Spaniards and Greeks can learn to relax properly. The Greeks have such a rule not to talk about work during friendly meetings, during siesta, on the weekend. You can learn punctuality, clarity, and discipline from the inhabitants of the northern countries of Europe.
How to use travel for personal development?
During the rest, we begin to notice what we did not notice earlier, we have new ideas, inspiration, strength. How can we make sure that upon returning home all these impressions do not disappear with the first day of going to work, but become an impetus for self-development?