Self-growth or is also called personal growth is important for one’s life. Self-growth helps improve your life in all area including your spiritual, emotional development. It is actually things you have done since your early ages. However, you might have been doing it subconsciously. Thus, you didn’t even know that you grow up learning from many things around you. Your experiences are also important aspect for self-growth and improvement. In this case, your experience in travelling also gives contribution to how you shape yourself personally.
Travelling and self-growth
Travel means you are out of your comfort zone and experience new and different things you may not find at home. Travelling also gives you the type of adventure as well as obstacles, challenges, and happiness that feel different. When you embrace all the aspects, you consciously let yourself grow. In the meantime, you will become a better version of yourself.
There are many ways to promote self-growth and improvement such as learn new skills, open up more, practice to be more organized, help other people more, join a local club to boost confidence or make friends, and many more. Travelling is also one of the ways you can do for personal growth and development. It is the kind of exposure you need to experience many different things and let yourself adjust according to the situation you face.
During your trip, you encounter people with different culture, language, lifestyle, etc. You may feel awkward to interact with them. However, it is impossible to avoid the interaction especially when you are on a long-term travel. Asking direction to the locals or greeting them are small gestures but will be a wonderful experience you remember. Your confidence will be boosted. It can increase your confidence so you won’t be shy anymore to talk to strangers.
Going out of your comfort zone
Travel can also expand your comfort zone. One of the most common things that hold people from personal growth and development is feeling too comfortable in their position. Thus, their lives have no improvement and relatively stagnant. Through travelling, you are out of your comfort zone and face many challenges. You may pick up some skills during your trip after dealing with a travel hassle. It means your self-growth is improved.
Solo traveling decision-making challenges
One of the signs of improved self-growth is more certain in making decision. Through travel, you can learn decision-making skill, especially when you travelling solo. You have many questions when you are on a solo travel such as where you should eat, where you should stay, where to visit, etc. When you are used to questioning yourself and finding out the answer yourself, you will develop strong decision-making skill that will be useful not only when you travel but for your life in general.
Travelling expose you to the real world. There are many things you may have not known exist because you are used to staying at home. By exposing yourself to the real world, meeting new people, and experiencing different situations, your self-growth will significantly improved.