At Purity of Earth, we love travel. Now that summer is on the way, we are excited about travel! We believe it has a huge amount of varying benefits for your overall wellness and, in particular, your mental health. Whether she is planning for your trip, actually going on your trip, the experiences that you encounter on your trip, and the positive reflection after your trip, all round, this has a positive effect on your wellness.
1 Planning a trip increases your sense of happiness
People are happiest when they have a trip coming up. You will experience a greater sense of joy and feel great about our own health, your family’s financial situation and general quality of life when we have a trip on the horizon. Having something to look forward to, even if it’s a two-day trip, can feel rewarding.
Some people are really focused on the planning part of travel. We know some people when they returned from a trip, begin to plan the next trip. This means that you are always focused on the next experience and the next trip. This gives your life focus.
People get more happiness from anticipating a travel experience than from anticipating possession of something they’re going to buy or acquire. So, plan that trip. It could be the best thing you do for your well-being!
2 Keeps your mind sharp
Travel also can promote brain health and keep the mind sharp.
When your brain is introduced to new experiences and environments (which happens during travel) it becomes challenged and can build resilience at the cellular level so degenerative disease is potentially delayed.
This increase in cognitive stimulation due to exposure to novelty can improve both memory and concentration, particularly in individuals with dementia. While traveling, you interact with novel stimuli in the form of new people, cultures, situations, and experiences, which can contribute to the delayed onset of degenerative disease.
3 Reduces stress
Stress reduction is one of the most important benefits of travel. Studies have shown that travellers found they could let go of stress and just relax after only a day or two into their trip. Pulling yourself out of your daily routines and into new surroundings resets both your mind and body, resulting in significant stress relief.
Leisure activities, such as travelling, can lower levels of depression and improve psychological functioning.
Travelers are also likely experience less stress and more satisfaction with their overall mood and outlook after returning from a trip compared to non-travellers. And be sure not to undermine this by stressful airport experiences, which can happen to everyone. Plan your trip in a way that your minimise the chance of a stressful experience. We always feel that, once you step inside an airport, you were at the mercy of the airline at 30s and airports. If the flight is delayed, her schedule is destructive, then this will have a knock-on effect on your trip. Therefore, with careful planning, you can minimise this.
4 Positive experiences
Travel offers opportunities to meet new people that you otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to connect with.
When you are outside of your comfort zone in a different country, you may have to look to others for guidance, which can create a sense of connectedness. Whether you obtain this connection by engaging with the locals, other travellers, or even those you are travelling with, making social connections, or deepening the ones you already have, can improve your mental and physical health.
Moreover, the social aspects of travel can enhance your sense of self. Studies have shown that when you get out of your social comfort zone and immerse yourself into cultures different from your own, you strengthen your personal identity, including your values and beliefs, and increase your confidence.
5 Enriches your understanding of life
And when you come back! Some people think that the more material possessions they accumulate, the greater their happiness will be. However, you’ll soon learn (if you haven’t already) that material goods, cars, jewellery etc., tend to depreciate with age, and thus satisfaction with these things tends to decrease over time, whereas rewarding experiences like travelling grow richer over time as they become embellished in memory.
For example, if you visit the killing fields of Cambodia, or other profound sites, you cannot help but return feeling the value in everyday things that you have and you see.
Even short trips can be enriching because you expose yourself to diverse cultures, traditions, passions and perspectives when you travel.
It all really comes down to excitement and experience. Ultimately, you become a more enlightened and engaged citizen of the world. You will be excited. Over time you will appreciate the basic things in life, and your life will become more rewarding as a result. So get going!
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