What if you could take a pill to relieve stress, boost your happiness, enhance your creativity and help you reinvent yourself? Too good to be true? Probably illegal? Well, there is such a panacea, but it’s not a drug. It’s travel!
Travel adventures promote mental health
If you’ve been looking for one more reason to treat yourself to the vacation you’ve always wanted, here it is. Getting away from the stress of day-to-day life not only feels good; it is good. Studies have shown people who travel are calmer, more content, less stressed and happier.
If you visit a foreign country, the rewards are greater: interacting with a different culture brings you a new perspective on life and helps you discover more creative approaches to everyday problems. If your adventure involves physical activity, it helps you maintain a sound mind in a sound body.
The advantages don’t begin and end with the trip. Anticipating the journey boosts your happiness, and the memories will buoy your spirits long after you return to the job.
How about an international hiking vacation?
It’s the trifecta of getaway benefits. You escape the tangle of work, enhance your mental health with exercise and enjoy the rewards of meeting people from other parts of the world.