Travelling Enhances Mental Health
When the word Travel comes in our mind, we all become so much excited. Who doesn’t love travelling? Straight away we start making plans of where to visit, what to eat, also what kind of dresses we will wear and most importantly the kind of photographs we will take especially for social media. Altogether the word TRAVEL itself is full of life and full of spirit. But at its deepest level, travelling acts as a form of psychological therapy. So today our blog is on how travelling enhances mental health.
1) Travelling makes us feel positive:
In today’s era, we all are like robots. From morning to night we merely follow the same routine work in which no such enthusiastic is there. Here travel plays a vital role. Starting from the planning phase the therapeutic effect starts. Involving in trip planning can evoke the positive vibe within you and cause you to feel more energetic as we start visualizing the place and activities in our mind.
Upon reaching our destination, we start experiencing much more…
2) Travelling aids us to stay fit and healthy:
Bodily exercise, recognized to improve mental health by reducing stress, anxiety and depression. And nature furnishes you ample opportunity to become active. Be it swimming in the sea, cycling in the mountains, climbing stairs or anything external activities in a new place to discover new things can boost energy levels and improve your mood.
3) Travelling helps in enriching creativity:
Every place in the world has its personal identity in respect to culture, handicrafts, forms of dance, singing, cooking and so on. It is proved that travelling helps in improving the neuroplasticity of our brain when you immersed yourself in a diverse culture.
It helps to boost up your thinking process dynamically and creatively. One can also identify their point of interest between travelling and can learn subsequently.
4) Travelling makes you open-minded:
Most of us, bounded with some kind of barriers in our mind that restrict us to become free and open-minded. When we are travelling, we meet many people from varied cultures and get to know more about their thinking. It provides us with an independent perspective to explore the world. There is nothing right or wrong until and unless that harms nature, animal or human beings. The thing restricted in one place may be allowed in another place. Travelling gives us the freedom to fly like a bird with open-mindedness and lots of interest in our eyes.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” quoted by Mark Twain.
5) Travelling helps to find yourself:
Sometimes our interest gets suppressed due to the daily workload, and we try consolidating our self. But the fact is we can’t be cheerful from inside. Here travelling supports us to uncover our interest. Getting mixed up with diverse ethnicity open up a different way to observe the world as well as to combat different problems of our routine life. When the problems get solved easily, our brain will more eager to slide in the creative part which will offer you pleasure.
Also during travelling, you get pushed in ways you might not back at home, and this forces you to confront who you really are and how effectively you handled it. It boosts up confidence and self-esteem.
6) Travelling teaches how to promptly communicate with strangers:
In this diversified world, there are more than 5,000 languages and we know five languages in an average. Communicating with others is a challenge for us. We even feel shy to talk in a different language with a known person as we always think they will make fun of us. But during travel, we need to communicate with many unknown persons where we can speak up without any thought as we need not face them for the second time. As a result, we can overcome the fear of making fun which makes us fearless and much more confident. Moreover, we can enrich our vocabulary with numerous words from different languages.
7) Travel adds up sweet memories:
Through travelling, we create sweet memories which last forever. We can cherish our memories during our lonely time which also trigger a feeling of immense joy and subsides the sorrows.
Though travel is a form of mental therapy, in case if one suffers from any mental illness, the doctor is the most suitable person to consult with before choosing to jump on a trip.