As of today, there are said to be a total of 195 countries in the world. That translates into a huge number of people, cultures, food, landscapes, languages, and historical facts. Why then, would you want to live in a single country your whole life? Although moving from a place you’re comfortable in and living in a new country can be a scary thought, it doesn’t have to be if you think about all of the exciting things you stand to gain. Whether it’s for a couple of months on a work placement, or a couple of years on an adventure, living in another country can be an amazing experience. Here are a few reasons why you should consider packing your things and relocating at least once in your lifetime.
For a Change of Environment
Research found that the most popular reason for visits away from England and Wales in 2014 was ‘other,’ which accumulated for an impressive 91%. This reason included things such as travelling, holidays, visiting loved ones and to improve language skills. This suggests that people are deriving some satisfaction from travelling and getting out of their comfort zone, whether it’s short-term or permanent. One of the reasons for this may be that travelling or relocating offer the chance to be in a different environment than you’re used to. A change of environment can inspire a fresh perspective on life. In addition, it could also increase your career prospects and expose you to new opportunities that you may not have come across if you didn’t branch out to try something different. If you feel like you need a change of environment, consider throwing caution to the wind, moving your things to a self-storage in Telford and temporarily living in a new country. You’re bound to gain valuable experiences at the least.
To Meet New People
There are said to be about 7.6 billion people in the world, and this is most likely just a number based on those that can be accounted for. Imagine meeting a number of them in your lifetime and the impact that it would have on your understanding of people as well as your perspective on the world? By living in different countries, and meeting the numerous people that dot the planet earth, you could also develop lifelong friendships along the way. These connections are often what make us feel alive as humans and help us feel happy and hopeful. Connecting with people on a deep and intimate level can be one of the best feelings in the world. Deciding to live in a different country is one of many ways to achieve this feeling.
To Learn About Different Cultures
Apparently, the average Brit goes on holiday at least three times a year, which means that people are definitely getting out of their comfort zones and deciding to travel. Every time they travel to a new country, they are bound to be exposed to a different culture whether overtly or subtly. Being exposed to new cultures can help you put your own culture into perspective. It also has the potential to give you a better understanding of who you are. In addition to these points, by belly dancing in India or surfing in California, you also stand to acquire knowledge and learn something new.
If you aren’t courageous enough to pack up your things and move or it isn’t practical in your situation, then perhaps consider travelling more often. Staying in one place your whole life can limit your potential and keep you from experiencing the many amazing things the world has to offer. However, by overcoming the obstacles and fear that stand in the way of you and the other 194 countries in the world, you might just gain experiences that could change your life for the best.