Utah travel agencies can make you happier. The blog post was inspired by a recently published Huffington Post article entitled “11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person.” In this blog post I would like to examine two of the eleven reasons and offer my thoughts on them based on my personal experience. The two reasons are (1) Travel helps to increase self-confidence through dealing with unexpected situations and (2) Being away from home makes builds an appreciation for family and home.
FIND SELF-CONFIDENCE BY DEALING WITH UNEXPECTED SITUATIONS
The first reason the Huffington Post offers is that travel makes people happier because it makes them more resilient. I can personally attest that this is true. The reason this is true is because when I travel I am forced (to a certain extent) to confront my fears. That is, when I travel I am out of the comfort zone that I have constructed for myself including my home, social circle and work. Everything is new and different and this can give rise to fear. But facing fear is the only way that I will grow as a person and when I grow as a person I build my self confidence and resilience.
BEING AWAY CREATES APPRECIATION FOR FAMILY AND HOME
They say, “absence makes the heart grow fonder” and I have found this to be true. It is so easy to become absorbed in the every day cares of the “normal world” that makes up my life. Sometimes this boredom can appear along with the feeling that I am missing out on something more fun or better. Traveling (through the use of Utah travel agencies) serves to break up this boredom and set that feeling of being left out to the side. As a result when I return home from traveling the same things that bored me before I left become new again.