Why Traveling Is a Confidence Booster
You can start categorizing travel as a health- and career-boosting expense. The folks at Urban Adventures have put together a list of the many reasons travel boosts self-esteem. And, thanks to all of the TED Talks we’ve been watching, we know that high self-esteem and confident body language are important traits to help you impress in the workplace. So, ladies, read on to justify your next trip!
Growth doesn’t really happen when you’re in your comfort zone. And there’s nothing wrong with that. You deserve to feel comfortable sometimes! But in order to truly evolve, you need to throw yourself into uncomfortable situations. Travel is a great way to do this. Whenever you’re faced with the unknown, you’re forced to adapt and make it work. Oftentimes we’re surprised by our own capabilities.
Have you ever said, “I don’t care. You decide”? If you’re the type of person who shuns decision-making on the regular, traveling is the perfect opportunity to speak up and state your preference. Traveling, especially traveling alone, forces you to decide everything on your itinerary, from where you put your head at night to what you eat, when you rest, and when you play. So go travel! It counts as practice for being decisive.
Some people think that you don’t really know yourself until you’ve settled into your mid-30s. Sure that can be a great time for a career change, or starting a family. But we think travel is one of the best ways to disrupt your routine and stimulate self-learning on a concentrated timeline. When you’re in new places and meeting new people, you learn more about yourself and boost your self-esteem.
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