It’s always difficult to resist the urge to purchase a brand new iPhone or a snazzy watch, but there are many reasons why you should put that credit card away.
In addition to saving your money for a rainy day, spending large amounts of money on material goods is often deemed as unnecessary. Why you may ask? Well, there have been many experiments conducted that prove spending money on experiences instead of things result in more overall happiness.
Here are a couple of reasons why you should forget about the latest fashion or accessories and spend your hard-earned cash on travelling.
Why You Should Forget About Material Goods and Spend Your Cash on Travelling
It Makes You More Interesting
For those who often find themselves in conversations with new people making small talk, your travel adventures will give you plenty material to work with.
Shopping spree in Milan? Beach vacation in the Bahamas? Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro? Safari in Africa? Perhaps an Antarctica tour? People will always be more interested in your travels than the features of your latest iPhone.
It Gets Your Creative Juices Flowing
During your travels, you will meet and experience different cultures and traditions, meet people from all walks of life, and broaden your knowledge of the world. There are some things that even Google cannot teach you.
You’ll find yourself more inspired to return home and get back to the office, to the classroom, and be more creative in your work, play, and study – you might start finding you get far better performance evaluations and essay reviews!
You’ll Satisfy Your Curiosity
Many of us have an insatiable curiosity to discover the world and all its entities, and travel is one way to do that. Not only do you learn about people and cultures, but you get to experience many of the most revered attractions and locations up close instead of just from the pages of a magazine or your computer screen.
You Will Become More Independent
Nothing makes you more self-aware or independent than travel does, especially doing it by yourself. There is nothing more thrilling and scary than venturing into parts unknown, and you will definitely end up learning a few things about yourself.
Learning about a different country or way of life will teach you patience and resilience, something that a new pair of shoes will not.
You’ll be Investing in Time
While it’s true that the money we work so hard for is precious, spending it on travel is the best way to reap the rewards. You will be investing in time spent with family, friends, loved ones or yourself, which is something you can never get back.
You Will Break Free From Your Comfort Zone
Travelling around the world has a way of helping people grow up or helping lost souls find themselves. Once you have travelled outside of your daily routine and comfort zone, it will become easier to relax, slow down and just enjoy life.
As the quote by Gustave Flaubert goes, “Travel makes you modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
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