Ever wonder why you’re ready to face the daily grind with a smile after a holiday away from home? Let’s face it…travelling is good for you, especially for your mental well-being.
Here are 9 simple reasons why travelling is good for both your body and your soul.
You Find Your Self-Confidence When Dealing With Unexpected Situations
From cancelled flights to overbooked hotels, travelling will allow you to use your problem-solving skills to handle unexpected situations. Even when you plan your vacation down to the minute (which I can honestly say, I don’t), chances are, something will happen to derail your plans. By dealing with these situations, you boost your self-confidence and your happiness.
When You’re Happy, It’s Infectious
Ever notice how happy the local people are when you’re on holiday? It’s infectious, right? You can’t be aggravated when someone is happy to see you. Happy people lift the spirits of others, so plan on smiling a lot and enjoy yourself while you’re away.
You Appreciate Your Home And Family More While You’re Away
We’ve all heard the phrase “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Well…it’s true. We tend to take for granted; our friends, family, and home when we are there. But when you are away, you want to suddenly call home and tell everyone about the day you’ve had, the things you’ve seen and all the things you’ve experienced.
You Make New Friends
Travelling allows you to let down some inhibitions and start talking to people you’ve never met before. It could be at the bar, the swimming pool or even in a taxi. Locals like to learn about the people that visit their city. Meeting different, interesting people means we are increasing our social circle and social interaction makes people happy.
You Get A Break From Social Media And The Computer
While you’ll probably still have your phone with you, in fact, who these days doesn’t go away with their phone, tab or laptop? It’s become the way of life, the norm and we always seem to find the need to stay connected. You may not get a signal, especially if you are traveling outside of your home country. There is nothing wrong with detoxing from social media, emails, and Facebook for a little while. It clears the mind and makes you enjoy the “here and now.”
You Get Some “You” Time
“You” time is something we don’t get enough of. By travelling, you get a chance to break away from the usual daily grind and let go of stress and tension that plagues you. You have a chance to breathe and just enjoy the moment – with or without a travelling partner. You can mentally reset and rediscover yourself.
You Get To Learn New Things
Traveling allows you to learn new things about the world around you. Whether it’s a new language, a new skill or just general knowledge about a city you didn’t know much about, learning helps keep our brains active. When our brains are active and engaged, we’re happy.
You Get Some Sunshine And Vitamin D
Face it, most days you’re stuck in an office if you’re not lucky enough to have a job outdoors. Vitamin D is important to our health and well-being and if you’ve been suffering the effects of seasonal depression, go on holiday to someplace sunny. Just enjoying the warm climate and sunshine at the beach will boost your mood for a quite some time…always top of my list!
You Have Made Memories
There is nothing better than sitting back and recollecting your holiday, the way the sun went down over the horizon or the sounds of the world around you, as you experienced new things. By recalling these memories, you can relive that feeling of contentment you had while there. Travelling gives you plenty of fun stories to tell and many wonderful memories are made. You are going to find yourself in situations while travelling that will always stick in your mind. Don’t be shy…share these fun anecdotes with your friends and family, or write everything down and share it with the world!