You can stop reading now if you’re not interested in hearing about my life.
Trust me, I wouldn’t want to read an article that detailed the mundane doings of someone I didn’t know.But if travel is more than just a hobby for you, and it’s something you live for…well, this one’s for you.
A few months ago, after more than 20 years of globetrotting every single year , I finally sat down at my kitchen table and looked at what I had built my life around
I knew that I loved to travel. I knew that travel was the one thing in my life that brought me deep joy.
And I also knew that it was causing me to be someone I didn’t like, because no matter how much I loved it, the sheer amount of time required to travel like I did was making me miserable.
I loved the idea of seeing new places and staying in quaint hotels and eating lots of different foods; but at some point along the line, all this stuff had started getting in the way.
I couldn’t stand the crowds, the amount of time I was spending away from my husband, and the feeling that I was always rushing from here to there.
And I also knew that if I didn’t do something dramatic, travel would continue to take over my entire life.
So I made a change. A big one. Because you can’t cut out something so core to your being without making a big change.
If you’re a traveler who has always dreamed of scaling back or even stopping travel altogether, but you’ve been too afraid to actually take the leap, here’s what will happen if you do: You will be free .
Here is Campus Doc change in life after cutting off travelling :
1. You will live longer .
A new study out of UC San Francisco confirms what many long-term travelers already know: People who travel frequently around the world live longer than those who don’t
. The scientists who studied the effects of travel on health did find that one week of travel per month was associated with a slightly higher risk of death.
But they also noted that the study couldn’t prove causality—that is, whether people who are living longer are travelers or vice versa.
The team behind the study did believe, however, that the statistical association was strong enough to make recommendations for doctors to make lifestyle changes after their patients have traveled.
The results suggest that travelers may be able to avoid some chronic diseases by taking precautions to minimize exposure while traveling.
2. You will live in harmony with the world .
There’s no reason to bring travel down on yourself, when you can introduce it to your life in a much more positive way.
Travel often, but only when the time is right .If you are in a rut, travel can be an unshakable solution.
Traveling gives us an opportunity to experience something new and be inspired to return home with renewed purpose.
As I did. I found my new life by returning back home to my husband, instead of staying on the road for six months at a time like I had become accustomed to doing.
Walking away allowed me to finally get back to my real life.
3. You will be happier .
A study of over 6,000 people found that frequent travelers are more satisfied with their lives than non-trippers.
Those who flew more than 5 times a year reported an average life satisfaction of 8.2 out of 10.
This happiness level was higher than those who took fewer flights and those who didn’t travel at all – and it is nearly double the average life satisfaction score of the U.S., which is around 4.3 out of 10.
4. You will be more creative .
I used to feel like I was almost holding my breath when I was traveling.
I would often check the time and the weather, just to see if it was worth flying through a storm or getting stuck in a long line.
Then one day, as we were approaching the airport, I suddenly felt at ease. It was as if the journey suddenly made sense.
And I realized that this realization came from being open to being creative, instead of being distracted by the idea of getting somewhere quickly.
5. You will have more fun .
One of my favorite things about traveling is that it has always loosened me up.
Instead of staying stifled, I found myself discovering new possibilities—both inside myself and in the world around me.
The simple act of taking myself out of my normal routine was life-changing—in a good way. It helped me explore new parts of myself and allowed me to meet new people with similar passions.