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10 Reasons to Date a Girl Who Travels

10 Reasons to Date a Girl Who Travels

Traveling is one of the most rewarding and exciting things you can possibly do, so it makes sense that dating people who make travel a priority is definitely a good idea. A girl who travels is someone you want in your life, and if you need more convincing, read these 10 reasons to date a girl who travels.

1. She’ll never bore you.

Girls who travel are the most exciting partners because they’re never boring—ever. Whether she’s trying to get you to go on another adventure with you or she’s recounting one of her favorite stories from her backpacking trip last summer, there’s never a dull moment with her.

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2. She knows who she is.

Travel has a way of letting us find ourselves. A girl who travels is sure of herself and knows herself backwards and forwards. She’s not one to second guess herself or hesitate.

3. She’s up for anything.

Being a traveler primes you for being up for—and prepared for—anything and everything. The more exciting and new the experience, the better. This girl is game for whatever you think up.

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4. She’s spontaneous.

One of the best things about travel is that it allows the traveler to be totally spontaneous. Traveling between countries is often very easy (and cheap) in some parts of the world, such as the European continent, so you’re allowed to be as spontaneous as you like. Girls who travel are likely to decide to do something at the last minute. And, if we’re being honest, that makes whatever you’re doing twice as fun!

5. She’s independent.

Travelers, in general, have to be independent and rely on themselves. Girls who travel aren’t going to be clingy or high maintenance. Travel teaches us that independence is the only way to be truly happy and free while abroad.

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6. She’s smart.

Regardless of how much education she has, she will be smart. There’s no way to travel extensively without a lot of knowledge and common sense. She’s not ditzy, and she’ll always think through her problems. Travel can sometimes seem like one big vacation from start to finish, but it’s often a lot of hard work. She’s been there and she’s got the smarts to tackle any problem.

7. She’s active.

No one who travels extensively is the kind of person who loafs around the house. This girl wants to do something all the time, whether that’s go biking, hiking, swimming, or just take a walk around the neighborhood. She’s always ready to go. Be sure you can keep up!

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8. She loves trying new things.

Traveling is all about getting to experience new places, cultures, foods, and adventures. So it stands to reason that well-traveled girls love trying new and exciting things. And that means you’ll be trying new things as well. There’s never a dull moment!

9. She’s well spoken.

To communicate effectively in other countries and with all the people one encounters while traveling, a person has to be well spoken. A girl who travels knows how to say what she means and how to say it well.

10. She’s never going to want to stop traveling.

The ultimate reason to date a girl who travels? So you can travel with her! There’s nothing like traveling with a romantic interest, and the experience will likely serve to strengthen your relationship. Not to mention, this girl knows what she’s doing and is bound to enhance the experience with her knowledge. You’re in for a wild ride, but it’s certainly worth it. And if you are one of the lucky ones and you find yourself with a girl who travels, do your best to give her yourself completely. After all, she already has the world.

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5 Smart Reasons to Start Journal Writing Today

5 Smart Reasons to Start Journal Writing Today

Here’s the truth: your effectiveness at life is not what it could be. You’re missing out.

Each day passes by and you have nothing to prove that it even happened. Did you achieve something? Go on a date? Have an emotional breakthrough? Who knows?

But what you do know is that you don’t want to make the same mistakes that you’ve made in the past.

Our lives are full of hidden gems of knowledge and insight, and the most recent events in our lives contain the most useful gems of all. Do you know why? It’s simple, those hidden lessons are the most up to date, meaning they have the largest impact on what we’re doing right now.

But the question is, how do you get those lessons? There’s a simple way to do it, and it doesn’t involve time machines:

Journal writing.

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Improved mental clarity, the ability to see our lives in the big picture, as well as serving as a piece of evidence cataloguing every success we’ve ever had; we are provided all of the above and more by doing some journal writing.

Journal writing is a useful and flexible tool to help shed light on achieving your goals.

Here’s 5 smart reasons why you should do journal writing:

1. Journals Help You Have a Better Connection with Your Values, Emotions, and Goals

By journaling about what you believe in, why you believe it, how you feel, and what your goals are, you understand your relationships with these things better. This is because you must sort through the mental clutter and provide details on why you do what you do and feel what you feel.

Consider this:

Perhaps you’ve spent the last year or so working at a job you don’t like. It would be easy to just suck it up and keep working with your head down, going on as if it’s supposed to be normal to not like your job. Nobody else is complaining, so why should you, right?

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But a little journal writing will set things straight for you. You don’t like your job. You feel like it’s robbing you of happiness and satisfaction, and you don’t see yourself better there in the future.

The other workers? Maybe they don’t know, maybe they don’t care. But you do, you know and care enough to do something about it. And you’re capable of fixing this problem because your journal writing allows you to finally be honest with yourself about it.

2. Journals Improve Mental Clarity and Help Improve Your Focus

If there’s one thing journal writing is good for, it’s clearing the mental clutter.

How does it work? Simply, whenever you have a problem and write about it in a journal, you transfer the problem from your head to the paper. This empties the mind, allowing allocation of precious resources to problem-solving rather than problem-storing.

Let’s say you’ve been juggling several tasks at work. You’ve got data entry, testing, e-mails, problems with the boss, and so on—enough to overwhelm you—but as you start journal writing, things become clearer and easier to understand: Data entry can actually wait till Thursday; Bill kindly offered earlier to do my testing; For e-mails, I can check them now; the boss is just upset because Becky called in sick, etc.

You become better able to focus and reason your tasks out, and this is an indispensable and useful skill to have.

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3. Journals Improve Insight and Understanding

As a positive consequence of improving your mental clarity, you become more open to insights you may have missed before. As you write your notes out, you’re essentially having a dialogue with yourself. This draws out insights that you would have missed otherwise; it’s almost as if two people are working together to better understand each other. This kind of insight is only available to the person who has taken the time to connect with and understand themselves in the form of writing.

Once you’ve gotten a few entries written down, new insights can be gleaned from reading over them. What themes do you see in your life? Do you keep switching goals halfway through? Are you constantly dating the same type of people who aren’t good for you? Have you slowly but surely pushed people out of your life for fear of being hurt?

All of these questions can be answered by simply self-reflecting, but you can only discover the answers if you’ve captured them in writing. These questions are going to be tough to answer without a journal of your actions and experiences.

4. Journals Track Your Overall Development

Life happens, and it can happen fast. Sometimes we don’t take the time to stop and look around at what’s happening to us at each moment. We don’t get to see the step-by-step progress that we’re making in our own lives. So what happens? One day it’s the future, and you have no idea how you’ve gotten there.

Journal writing allows you to see how you’ve changed over time, so you can see where you did things right, and you can see where you took a misstep and fell.

The great thing about journals is that you’ll know what that misstep was, and you can make sure it doesn’t happen again—all because you made sure to log it, allowing yourself to learn from your mistakes.

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5. Journals Facilitate Personal Growth

The best thing about journal writing is that no matter what you end up writing about, it’s hard to not grow from it. You can’t just look at a past entry in which you acted shamefully and say “that was dumb, anyway!” No, we say “I will never make a dumb choice like that again!”

It’s impossible not to grow when it comes to journal writing. That’s what makes journal writing such a powerful tool, whether it’s about achieving goals, becoming a better person, or just general personal-development. No matter what you use it for, you’ll eventually see yourself growing as a person.

Kickstart Journaling

How can journaling best be of use to you? To vent your emotions? To help achieve your goals? To help clear your mind? What do you think makes journaling such a useful life skill?

Know the answer? Then it’s about time you reap the benefits of journal writing and start putting pen to paper.

Here’s what you can do to start journaling:

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