How are you suppose to get over your fear of traveling?
After all in my opinion, traveling can be a wonderful experience for many people.
It can also be a scary experience for them as well.
Especially if you never traveled before, the fear of traveling can definitely get to you.
In fact, there are tens of millions of people who have never flown before simply because they are scared.
This fear is what gets to them.
It is one of the most common reasons why people won’t want to travel.
Every time I talk to some people about traveling, they are all happy and excited. They tell me all sorts of things they want to do, their travel dreams, and what they expect out of traveling. However when I ask why they don’t go do those things, they suddenly have a bunch of reasons and excuses of why they can’t go traveling.
Some of the reasons they give are:
- It can be too expensive
- Scared something might happen to them
- Fear they might get lost or trapped
- Too many responsibilities at home
- And the list goes on and on….
Because of these reasons, they tend to find it much easier to stay at home where it’s safe and dandy.
Now traveling is a privilege for many people as there are real issues that can keep people stuck at home.
However one of the most common things that I hear from people is them asking about all the stress and mental issues that they might have about traveling.
Stuff like “Should they leave their job and go travel? Is it the right time for them? Is everything going to be alright if they decide to leave? Will they be able to find a job when they come back home? Will the cost make me broke?”
Now while many people do claim that their daily life responsibilities are the reason for not traveling, I think it’s something else. The fear of going someplace they don’t really know about that holds most people back. However when you finally decide to get rid of your fears and say to yourself “Yes, i’m going to travel!”, you will begin to do whatever it takes to get on that traveling wagon.
You’ll start to be mind driven, focused and making sure nothing will get in your way.
However before any of that happens, you have to first get over the fear that you might have of traveling.
Here are some tips that can help you with that:
You are not the first person to be traveling around.
First of all, the one that that you should remember is that there have been millions if not billions of people who have traveled around the world. All of which came back perfectly fine. Knowing that small little detail has helped me calm my mind. Traveling has been getting better year after year. In this day’s age, there is nothing to be afraid of no more.
Even if you do run into problems, you can always ask people to help you. Or you can even travel with others, you don’t have to travel alone.
Also the fact that you are not going anywhere undiscovered yet so everything will be perfect fine.
Don’t change your mind now! You can’t turn back! You are already wanting to go travel, so just go do it! If you don’t, I guarantee that you will be regretting it later on in your life. Don’t let your fears keep you stuck at home when you want to travel. All you have to do is just go for it. You can do it!
If other people can do it, so can you!
Everybody is able to travel! I mean if they can do it, then so can you. what makes them so much different from you? I mean you are just as capable as everybody else. You are just as smart as everybody else? There’s no reason to doubt yourself. I mean look at yourself, you got to this far in life just fine. So the same will obviously happen if you want to travel.
Responsibilities can disappear.
One of the most common things that people will say is that they have too many responsibilities to do, and that is the reason why they can’t travel. But let me tell you something! Responsibilities can disappear. No longer will you need to be held back. We all think that getting rid of responsibilities can be a complicated thing to do. However if you are really determined to do something, you will manage to make those responsibilities disappear.
For instance, if you have electricity or water bills to pay just cancel your bills. After all you won’t be around to use them anyways. If you need somebody to watch your kids, ask your friends or find a baby sitter. If you have a job then you can simply quit. Things like these, there are always ways to get around them. It’s a lot easier to make things disappear than you realize.
You’ll find a job once you come back.
Another big reason that people don’t want to go on travels is because they either have work and can’t take off or are afraid to come back and can’t find a job. But you shouldn’t worry because going on travels can actually help you out on jobs. In today’s world, having some type of experience with foreign cultures can be very beneficial. Also the fact that you are traveling around shows courage and independence. All of which are abilities that employers love to see. The reason for this is because by traveling around, you will learn many personal skills and life skills that no school can ever teach you.
It’s never the last time.
If you end up having to cut your trip short because you think it isn’t right for you, then it’s perfectly fine to go back home. There is nobody that’s going to judge what you want to do.
Maybe traveling just isn’t right for you. However you wouldn’t have ever known that if you didn’t try it out for yourself.
When a person travels, they end up learning a lot about themselves. Sometimes even finding out that they don’t like to travel. However at least you can tell yourself that “Hey, I tried..” And in the end, if it isn’t for you, then it isn’t for you.
As you can see, there is no reason for you to be scared of traveling.
Fear is all in the mind, and although everybody has a fear of something. There are ways to go around it and make things better. Often times you’ll find yourself being held back because fear is taking over and doesn’t want you to succeed.
However once you look fear in the eyes and realize exactly what is stopping you from doing things, you’ll realize that it doesn’t have to be that way.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
It’s not that hard.
Don’t let fear hold you back. Go Travel!
Also if you are interested in reading some of my other posts about traveling, you can do so by clicking these links:
- Essential steps for planning a trip
- How to find cheap flights
- There is no such thing as a perfect time to travel
Or you can check out all my blog posts by click this link.
Hope you have a safe and fun trip~