Here’s what you need to do to escape your insecurities once and for all

Traveling can be so much more than a way to escape your life; it can also be a way to become more confident and self-assured.
  • We live in a society where it seems everyone exudes confidence and self-assurance, and that can leave those of us with insecurities feeling even more insecure.

  • You see friends and colleagues jetting off on wild adventures or taking the next big steps in their lives, and it probably makes you wonder, "How can I be confident enough in myself to do these things too?"

  • The answer is actually staring you in the face, or rather what those people on social media are doing is actually the answer, and it will help you to escape your insecurities once and for all.

  • So the answer to your introspective question is really quite simple: travel.

  • According to Danny Kane, "To travel is to take a journey into yourself."

  • Traveling can actually be the cure to getting out of your head and finding that independence you've been looking for. Whether it's a solo trip, one with your best friends or one with your family, traveling will expose you to adventures and trials that will bring out the inner warrior in you.

  • Traveling gets you out of your comfort zone

  • Traveling is a great way to literally remove yourself from everything that makes you comfortable, which, in reality, is keeping you in a rut.

  • You can be exposed to new cultures, languages and ways of living that could really help you to get out of your shell and be more comfortable with who you really are.

  • Traveling helps you to find the spice of life

  • This can be both literal and figurative because most likely traveling will involve eating lots of delicious food but also be a way to spice up your normal routine.

  • Go to an all-you-can-eat buffet and eat like no one is watching. Take dance lessons and go to a club and dance with a stranger. Wear bright colors to stand out and not blend in with your surroundings.

  • Spicing things up while traveling will only give you more courage to spice things up at home.

  • Traveling takes you to new heights

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  • Have you ever climbed a mountain and stood at the top and realized how small and insignificant your everyday worries really seem? No? Well, now's your chance.

  • Traveling can help you to get to new heights both personally and physically by helping you soar when you were afraid to spread your wings.

  • Take a zip line through a beautiful rainforest, hike a windy trail and climb to the top of a cliff. In the end, it will help you to be proud of the things you accomplished.

  • Traveling helps you to take charge

  • Are you usually a backseat, let-everyone-else-make-the-decisions kind of person? Well, traveling gives you the chance to take the reins and be the one at the wheel of your life.

  • You can be the one to decide where to go, what to do and who you want to do it with. You can be the leader holding the map and guiding the group. Traveling gives you the chance to be the trailblazer you always knew you could be but let your insecurities get in the way of.

  • "The life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you have," said Anna Quindlen, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992.

  • Traveling can be your chance to leave all your insecurities behind once and for all. You will find that not only is traveling a way to escape but it's also a way to escape from the things or people who are holding you back.

  • Make traveling the chance to get out of yourself, but at the same time, the chance to come home to the truest, most confident version of yourself.

  • A great place to start is Xplor Park in Mexico.

  • Xplor Park is an all-inclusive location where you can swim through caves, zip line for miles over the forest and through waterfalls, jeep through the Mexican forest, enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet and so much more. Xplor Park is a great place to leave your insecurities behind and start your next adventure.

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Tamsyn Valentine is part of the content team at FamilyShare.com. She graduated with a degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations and journalism.

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