20 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Travel
7. Learn more about yourself
Sometimes you act in a specific way because you’re constrained by your environment — people expect “you to be you.” When you’re visiting a new country by yourself, no one knows you and you literally can be whomever you want to be! So if you’ve always considered yourself shy, for instance, you could potentially be very outgoing given the right setting.
8. Take a break
Are you stuck in a crazy 70-hour week job? Or maybe your partner is having a hard time accepting that you need some time for yourself? It doesn’t matter the reason — sometimes we just need a break.
Traveling can be a great way to empty your mind of concerns. For a period, you just focus on enjoying yourself and it’s easier to see past the daily fog.
9. Improve your health
Every now and then we disconnect from our bodies and minds and it can hurt us. It’s very common for people to go on 10-day meditation retreats or attend a yoga course in India for three months. Sometimes your body needs to “reset,” you need to set your priorities straight so you can and exercise properly once you get home.