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14 Reasons to Travel While You’re Young

14 Reasons to Travel While You’re Young

Whether you are a worker or a student, traveling should be one of the top priorities when you’re young as travel not only increases your knowledge about new lands, it also helps you improve skills and find experiences which you cannot get from books or schools.

  1. Independence

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    You’ll recognize just how dependent you are on your family when you travel away from your hometown by yourself or with friends. In such cases, you will be forced to learn how to take care of yourself and to fix your own troubles, which will actually make you more independent.

    1. Save money

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      When you are still young, you don’t always  pay attention to where you sleep. You can sleep anywhere such as on a table, in a chair or in a cramped hostel room and so on. However, when you are older, you’ll think more about which is the best place to stay where you will feel most comfortable and in luxury. Therefore, you’ll spend more money on a hotel room. This is a good reason why you should travel right now when you care more about the travel experiences than the luxury of the accommodations.

      1. Healthy lifestyle

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        Entering professional life, you will soon recognize that life is a series of never-ending pressure. Hence, you need a trip to help you “escape” from all the noise and stress of real life. Furthermore, while you visit beautiful landscapes with a lot of interesting and enjoyable activities, you’ll feel more relaxed. It is the ideal way to “refresh” yourself and get new interesting ideas for your work to implement when you get back.

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        1. Physical strength

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          Most people concentrate on earning money when they are young and think that they will travel when they have more money. In fact, traveling when you are young and old are totally different experiences because when you are younger you can undertake adventure sports such as scuba diving, rock climbing, skydiving, bungee jumping, etc.

          These kinds of activities are best enjoyed when you have the best health and enthusiasm for them. If you don’t do all such things when you are still young, you will surely regret the missed opportunities when you are older and have health problems that prevent you from doing whatever you like. Therefore, travel whenever you can.

          1. Explore

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            When considering the number of things you want to do with life, you will see that the life is too short. Furthermore, you cannot know what will happen next week/month or year. Hence, take your backpack and visit new lands, as early as possible. Explore the whole wide world!

            1. Enhancing knowledge

            Traveling not only helps you feel better by relieving stress, it also improves your knowledge and skills. When traveling, you will get a lot of useful experiences which you cannot learn from any school.

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            You will improve your confidence and negotiation skills when you have less money as you have to try to persuade local people for overnight stays or meals at lower rates. In addition, after the journey, you will get to learn so much about the land, it’s culture, and people.

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              1. Explore yourself

              If you are having trouble with the direction of your life or difficulties in making important decisions in your life, the trip may help you see the whole problem from another angle. During the trip, you will be inspired by the people and places you see. This may help you find the answers you are looking for, what you want to be and how to achieve your goals.

              1. Learning how to control your money

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                Traveling is not only a good way to satisfy your own passion but also a chance to learn how to balance your finances.

                If you spend more money than you earn, you will quickly realize the harm of it while traveling. Nothing can be worse than running out of money while traveling especially when you are staying in a new land and you don’t know anyone. In fact, expenditure management skills are not hard to learn and you will quickly perceive this on the journey.

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                1. Admire places before they get affected by climate change

                As you know, the planet is getting hotter as the time passes, so a lot of places in the world are being affected by climate changes which destroy their beauty. Therefore, you should travel as soon as you can to admire their beauty.

                1. No ties

                When you are still young, you don’t have any ties other than your parents. If you can afford it, you can spend 4-5 months or even a year on travel as you don’t need to worry about savings, family or children. If you are short on cash, learn to travel on a low budget or you can even try to earn some local money in places you visit to further fund your traveling expenses. Do some errands in return for free meals or boarding. Enjoy the freedom to live as you please!

                1. Expansion of sight

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                  If you stay at home and read a book, you will not know that life in outside is so beautiful and charming. Of course, I cannot deny that you can learn almost anything from books but the real experience will give you more sights from different angles including the good and the bad things of an issue.

                  Furthermore, when you feel the new destination with all 5 senses, you will get more interesting and unforgettable memories than when you read a book or see the place on TV.

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                  1. Time

                  You are young now but that’s not forever. Time doesn’t wait for anyone, so you should travel when you are young and blessed with the highest passion and health.

                  1. Health

                  If you are a food lover, you should try eating all the famous dishes in the places you visit. Travelling will help you adapt to new places with different weather conditions and time zones. In addition, while traveling, you have to walk a lot which will help your heart in particular and your health in general.

                  1. Make new friends

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                    Besides the advantages to your health and your life, traveling will help you make more friends with people from other lands. When you visit a new country, you will get many chances to make friends with the local people who interact with you on the trip. This also ensures you don’t feel alone in the new land you are exploring.

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                    How to Keep Yourself Awake at Work Without Caffeine

                    How to Keep Yourself Awake at Work Without Caffeine

                    Keeping yourself awake at work can be a real challenge when you’re bored, exhausted or sleep-deprived.

                    But before you reach for that can of Red Bull, bottle of Mountain Dew, or pot of coffee, try these healthy remedies to stimulate your 5 different senses and help you stay awake at work:

                    Sight – Visual Stimulation

                    The first thing you do when you wake up is opening your eyes, so your visual stimulation is very important to keeping your energy level high.

                    1. Maximize your exposure to light.

                    Your body’s internal rhythm is regulated by the amount of light you receive. The greater your exposure, the more alert you will feel.

                    Open the shades and let in the sunlight. Step outside or look out the window. Turn on all the artificial lights in your office or around your work space.

                    2. Exercise your eyes (or give them a break).

                    Roll your eyes up and down, side to side and diagonally. Rotate them clockwise and then counterclockwise. Squeeze them shut and then open them wide. Do this several times.

                    Reading and sitting in front of a computer screen for long periods can lead to eye fatigue.

                    Take regular breaks with deliberate blinking and looking out into the distance.

                    3. Take note of your environment.

                    Learn to enjoy people-watching. Observe their activities, speech, body language and interactions with others. Notice the details of building, trees and other objects around you, including their color, shape and size.

                    By doing this, you’re not only relaxing your eye muscles but also calming your mind.

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                    Hearing – Auditory Stimulation

                    What you hear or listen to have direct effect on your brain. This is why we feel so annoyed and sometimes angry when we hear construction noise when we’re working.

                    4. Engage in conversation.

                    Talk to a friend or colleague. Trade funny stories. Discuss your business venture, a creative idea, the latest political scandal, or any other topic that interests you.

                    Practice mindful listening to what you and the other person are saying. Tune into the tone, volume and content of the conversation.

                    Learn how to practice better listening from this guide:

                    Why Listen to Reply Instead of Understand Is the Key to Failure

                    5. Listen to upbeat music.

                    Try hip hop, rock or jazz to keep you alert. Instrumental, non-distracting music works best.

                    Sing, whistle, and hum along if you can. Plug in the earphones if you must.

                    Smell – Olfactory Stimulation

                    If you’re feeling sleepy and suddenly smell the coffee, you’ll probably feel more energetic. This is why smell is an influential stimulation.

                    6. Work your nose.

                    Aroma therapists recommend essential oils of peppermint (to boost energy), rosemary (to build awareness), eucalyptus (to increase oxygen), cedarwood  (to activate your mind), and cinnamon (to improve your reaction time).

                    If you don’t have essential oils on hand, you can use lotions or burning candles that provide the same scents.

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                    Citrus like lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges are also natural olfactory stimulants. Get a whiff of these citrus scents to stay awake.

                    Taste – Gustatory Stimulation

                    If you want an energetic day at work, you can’t let your tongue feeling plain and flavorless.

                    7. Have a good breakfast.

                    Start off with the most important meal of the day.

                    Think fresh, light and healthy: bran cereals, wholegrain breads, fruits, and yogurt.

                    Nix the heavy stuff like sausages, greasy eggs or pancakes.

                    Need some breakfasts inspirations? Check out these ideas:

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                    8. Drink lots of water.

                    Keep a glass or bottle of H2O near you and sip from it throughout the day. Dehydration can leave you feeling tired, sluggish and sleepy.

                    So make sure you drink enough water throughout the day. Not sure how much to drink? This can help you:

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                    Think that you’ve been drinking too little water? Try these friendly reminders:

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                    9. Eat energy-boosting snacks.

                    Nuts and fruits (like bananas, apples and strawberries) are sure bets. Pairings with staying power include baby carrots with a low-fat cream cheese dip; celery sticks with peanut butter; red peppers with hummus; and plain yogurt with granola.

                    Avoid carb-filled, sugary snacks that make you crash and leave you feeling tired.

                    Here you can find some healthy snack ideas:

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                    Touch – Tactile Stimulation

                    Last but not least, your sense of touch will make you physically feel more energetic and less stressful.

                    10. Splash cold water on your face.

                    Do this in the morning, during bathroom breaks and in the afternoon. Being exposed to cold water pushes your body to adjust and regulate its internal temperature, which in turn keeps you alert.

                    This works the same as you take a cold shower to increase mood and alertness. Take a look at this article to learn more about it:

                    5 Surprising Benefits of Cold Showers

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                    11. Use acupressure.

                    Apply pressure to, massage, or tap on the stimulation points of your body. These include the top of your head, the back of your neck, the back of your hand (between the thumb and index finger), just below the knee and your earlobes.

                    Watch this video to learn about the acupressure points you can try:

                    12. Get moving.

                    Move away from your chair and stand, walk, run or climb the stairs. Feel the earth under your feet. Stretch and twist. Do jumping jacks, lunges, push-ups and back bends.

                    And if you need to move more discreetly, wiggle your feet, bounce your knee up and down, scrunch your toes, or cross your legs.

                    You can also try some simple stretches and exercises at your desk:

                    Unlike addictive caffeine fixes, these remedies activate your senses, engage your attention, amp up your energy and prevent morning grogginess and afternoon slumps without the side effects or health risks.

                    Pick a few ways from this list of suggestions and practice them consistently. And when you do this consistently, you’ll soon see the positive results — a more energetic and productive you at work.

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