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How Travel Benefits the Human Psychology?

Why Travelling is Important


Are you tired of your hectic routine and desperately looking for a break? Then pack your bag and BON VOYAGE!

You must be well aware of the fact that travelling is good for our physical well-being. However, a great amount of scientific research suggests that it can also do wonders for our mental health. Travelling exposes a person to new adventures; helps overcome uncertainty and pushes the person out of the comfort zone.

This, combined with the new challenges that a person may witness, boosts personal growth and development. According to many psychologists, travelling leads to increased emotional agility, empathy, and creativity. It is much more than posing at beaches or landmarks and makes your mind happier and healthier than before.

So while some people may talk about how they do not want to waste money in occasional trips, it must be kept in mind that the benefits of travelling are far more than some bucks in the bank. Here are a few benefits about travelling:

Travelling to different countries gives a person an opportunity to immerse into multicultural experiences. The immediate exposure to a different culture and surroundings allows you to embrace empathy and open-mindedness while providing an opportunity to explore new ways on your own. Thus, the practice of mindfulness is the best way to promote creativity and the more a person engages in it, the better.

With travel comes new interactions, sights, tastes and languages and all these interactions ignite different synapses in your brain, helping in building new connections and rewiring your brain. The farther you travel from your home the more creative you become!

“I felt completely renewed after having a hiking break from work. I was able to solve team problems more quickly than ever and in amazingly creative ways. My entire set of beliefs changed in just a few days travel break.” – Shares Qurat-ul-Ain, Head of Content in a Local Creative Agency.

If you really want to know how travel helps in overcoming stress then you must watch Kangna Ranaut’s Movie ‘Queen’. It clearly depicts hows she realised her power, originality and strength on her ‘solo’ honeymoon. Not had her perspective changed about her life, but she found that life is a lot more than just her own routine life.

A candid shot from the movie ‘Queen’ – News In Store

Travel is critically essential to take a gap in your stressful routine and relax. Flying to beautiful destinations across the world helps in keeping mind off from monotonous lifestyle and stressful schedules. It not only allows you to recharge and rejuvenate but also leads to reduced levels of cortisol. Thus, travelling makes you more calm and peaceful in life.

According to a San Francisco based Clinical Psychologist – Dr Tamara McClintock Greenberg, “The stress of work and daily demands can distract us from what we find to be actually meaningful and interesting.”

Research suggests that planning a vacation makes people extremely happy and satisfied. It makes them positive about their economic prospects, relationships, health, and general lifestyle.
According to a new study, the idea of a trip, whether it be a short weekend getaway or a long vacation, can boost your happiness to a greater level than the idea of buying a new, tangible possession.

Going to an entirely new place disrupts your usual thought process and enables you to think about new patterns, rules, customs, and life aspects. These changes although may prove to be a bit annoying but ultimately force your brain to think quickly and humbly deal with abrupt changes.

“If you allow, traveling enhances your ability to expand your mind in a way you never deemed possible’, says a Pakistani Travel Expert

Living far away from your original habitat helps you to learn more about yourself and look at things from a different perspective. The interaction with completely new people and cultures help you to assess our own values and principles. More importantly, it gives you a chance to answer the most difficult question: Is this who I really want to be?

Further, Greenberg suggests people hold on to the good memories of the travel experiences for as long as possible to reap the best outcomes. Try having behavioural interventions by thinking what made you happy during the trip, maybe you enjoyed the real you or tried getting dressed up. If people can relive the same moments in their routines, life would be much better and different.

Now that you’ve read about all the wonderful travel benefits travel, it’s time to pack your bags and get going! Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletters.

Areeba Sabir
Areeba Sabir
Areeba Sabir is a passionate reader and writer. She has been spilling poetry from her heart from a very young age. She tends to notice the smallest of things and spreads awareness about them. Currently, she is working as a freelance writer and looking for interesting platforms to further enhance her skills.

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