Is Travel Good for Your Mental Health
What’s the first idea that gets to your mind when we mention ‘travel’?
Vacation, exciting adventure, getting to know new destinations?
There are two categories of people:
– I do not like to travel, I will not refuse if there is a possibility for that, but I can do it without it
– Travel is my passion, sometimes I think I’m dependent on traveling
The first group of people is, in fact, those who do not like to change the environment, the routine makes them safe, always the same way to work and back. Long friendships and relationships that may not be of good quality, but better than risking and going uncertain with new relationships and people.
The other group of people is scared that if they stay in one place too long, their life cannot be of good quality, as if they were old. When they travel, they feel fulfilled, live and young again. They live from challenges to challenges. Faced with new challenges, they become inspired, motivated and excited.
Whom any type you belong to, however, keep in mind the following benefits of travel on mental health that have been proven by numerous psychological studies.
The Benefits Of Travel for Mental Health
Travel decreases your stress level. Today’s way of life exposes us to a large amount of stress every day. Stress is often making us irritable and distracted from things that really matter to us in life. The trip is something that will certainly be soothing to us.
According to some studies, more than 80% of the respondents confirmed that there is a significant reduction in stress during travel.
Organizing a journey itself increases your feeling of happiness. Getting to know new countries and cultures, as well as experiencing new encounters is an excellent way to increase your happiness.
Four studies demonstrate that people derive more happiness from the anticipation of experiential purchases and that waiting for an experience tends to be more pleasurable and exciting than waiting to receive a material good.
Travelling allows you to get to know yourself better and to understand the true essence of life. Even short journeys can be enriching because you reveal yourself to various cultures, traditions, intensities, and viewpoints when you travel.
Just getting to know new and unfamiliar distances can stimulate the most hidden parts of our personality. At the same time, this experience can give us a new perspective on life and enrich our inner life and the perception of the world. Buying travel experiences leave you happier in the long run than buying things.
Traveling reduces the chance of depression. Associated with stress reduction, the traveling certainly influences positively to the state of depression and makes you mentally more stable.
It helps by removing us from environments and activities that are the sources of our stress. Traveling helps relieve stress, depression and improve our overall well-being.
Travel also enhances creativity, makes you mentally resilient, can boost your confidence… As you can see, travel can have many positive effects on our mental health and in general to feel better and more fulfilled.
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