5 Reasons why Traveling is good for your Emotional and Mental Health.

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I say ‘travel’ – Vacation? Meeting new people? Or maybe, Instagrammable sunsets? It’s no news that travel is good for your physical wellbeing, but a significant amount of scientific research suggests that exploring a new place can do wonders for your mental and emotional health as well.

1.It’s a great stress buster. “The stress of work and daily demands can distract us from what we find to be actually meaningful and interesting, thus, taking a break from the daily hustle and bustle is essential for your mind to relax, recharge and rejuvenate.

And what better way to do so than to pack your bags and cross wanderlust-worthy destinations off your bucket list? Traveling promotes happiness and helps you take your mind off stressful situations. This leads to lower cortisol levels, making you feel more calm and content. “It also helps us reflect on our personal goals and interests”. It also allows you to shift your perspective – The new events and experiences help rewire your brain, hence boosting your mood and self-confidence.

2.It enhances your ability to be spontaneous – There is such a thing as ‘going on holidays’ and then there is ‘travelling’. They are not the same: the difference is that when you go on a holiday you have a limited time. Whereas travelling entails planning to go somewhere, whereby you are more free and are more spontaneous.

3.It allows you to learn how to communicate with strangers – be it by yourself, with someone else, or in a group you get to interact with new people. You get to meet people from different culture and background. This can broader your view of the world. It can also make you less anxious to talk to the unknown, people and become more open as a person.

4. It enhances creativity – visiting a foreign/unknown place and immersing yourself in their local environment, increases your cognitive flexibility. It also enhances “depth and integrativeness of thought,” consequently giving a boost to your creativity. Although, it’s important to note that traveling stimulates creativity only when you engage with the local culture of that place. Additionally, extended traveling also improves your productivity, problem-solving skills and can even increases your chances of getting promoted at work!

5.Solo Travelling can allow you to get to know yourself better

When you travel alone you get to experience all kinds of things that you don’t experience at home. These experiences and choices you make in them makes you who you are, by acknowledging these experiences, you react on them and you get to know yourself better. And you gain confidence which you get to keep with you for the rest of your life. It is also a process of increasing self-knowledge where you can be a participant and a researcher of your own inner process of growth and increasing awareness.

Women in India and travelling solo sounds unsafe & risky but it’s the most liberating experience that boosted my confidence & my perspective. I travelled solo in Feb 2018 to Rishikesh, an unplanned vacation for a week. Meeting people from across the globe, understanding that though the differences are their but we all are similar beings at heart & soul.

Being a Psychologist I would suggest to travel alone once in a while.

Published by The Eternal Sunshine

I'm a #Psychologist, #Life #Coach, #Relationship Advisor, a #Councellor, #Motivational Speaker, Writer, Blogger, Fashion Designer, Fashion Stylist and a Fitness Motivator. I'm also someone who wants to make this world a better place. ❤️ As a Person I'm a girl full of wonderful Dreams & make efforts to achieve them too.. Full of Positivity and liveliness. I'm here to share my views, and express my experience with all the wonderful people , around the world. And looking forward for lot many beautiful things ahead in life. Thanks Stay Blessed and Smiling always.

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