Don Sumdany talks about the benefits of travelling

Travelling is often seen as a means of relaxation and entertainment, but the advantages that travelling has for business men and women are often overlooked. The most important lessons in life can be achieved through experiences, and travelling is the best way to experience life. With all the work pressure and monotony that work brings, sometimes we want to break free from the corporate life, sit back and kick up our feet. Imagine leaving all this behind, stepping out in the air and enjoying the view of the ocean as the cool waves touch your feet. Below you will find a few reasons why every person working in the corporate sector needs a break, not only for their personal well-being but to benefit their business as well.

Exposure
Immersing yourself in a new atmosphere gives you the chance to meet different people who have different values, behaviours and aspirations. This can help you improve your social skills and broaden your perspective. For example, if your brand is a mass brand which caters to a large and varying audience who come from different backgrounds and cultures, you will need a deeper understanding in how to meet the expectations of your audience. Travelling is an efficient and fun way of gaining this knowledge. Moreover, travelling activities such as bungee jumping and skydiving can require you to step outside your comfort zone. These exhilarating experiences can give you courage that will last even after you return home and step back into the workplace. Perhaps after a stimulating activity, you will gain the courage to try something new in your career life as well.

Reducing stress
According to research, in recent years, work stress is a major contributor to the increasing level of stress. In the modern world, we spent most of our time at work, running from one meeting to the next, taking phone calls, meeting deadlines and so on. But when you travel, the mind and the body get to experience a chemical reaction which rejuvenates your senses and makes you feel better both physically and emotionally. When we are at a constant cycle of monotony, a vacation away from home shrugs away all the workload. The irony of the reduced workload is that it will prepare you to take on a heavier workload by refreshing your mind, body and soul.

Expand your business opportunities
Speaking of moving up at the office, travelling can also increase your contacts if you are a bit more cautious. Who knows what can happen over loitta-fry in Cox’s Bazaar; perhaps a new import/export opportunity for your business? You could be wandering in Saint Martin’s Island while on your two-week vacation and suddenly strike up a conversation with a fellow traveLler, which could lead to some promising business talk.

Builds confidence
Travelling can come with quite a few complications. Finding your way through a new city or asking questions in a foreign language are a couple of obstacles that the common traveller faces. A complete alien environment where you know few to no people may sound daunting, and can even leave you in a vulnerable state. However, the beauty of these obstacles is that it allows you to build confidence. As you find your way around sticky situations, your self-awareness increases, you learn how to help others help you and you begin to trust your instincts. Overall, this can push you to discover your true-self, your strengths and your real interests; now this affects your corporate life positively. It acts as a confidence boost which helps you in interviews, career changes, career initiatives and much more.

Knowing yourself
When you are on a vacation you have time for yourself, and then you have the rare opportunity to get rid of the noise and enjoy the sweet silence. We should use this time to do the things we love, or maybe try to write a blog, a travelogue, or maybe even record a video diary. In those moments you have the incredible opportunity to think about your life and where you want to take it. You meet new people, taste new cuisines, experience new places and soak up everything. What’s more is you can think about what is most important in your life, what truly makes you happy and gives you fulfilment. As simple as these things may sound, at the end they are all that really matters. So where are you heading to on your next trip?

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