Reasons Why Traveling Is Great for Mental Health

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

-Ibn Battuta

Getting out of your home and seeing other places is one of the best ways to meet the world, but also to learn more about yourself as well. Getting away from your everyday environment is great for your stress level and your anxiety, especially if you work hard every single day and need some time off. That is why traveling might be the best way to boost your mental health, but if you are still not sure that is true, here are five reasons that will tell you why that is the case.

GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

We all have our comfort zone and spaces where we feel comfy, cozy, and at home. But, if we are looking for a change or trying to move on after a stressful event such as a bad breakup, getting out of our comfort zone is just the thing we need. And that is why traveling is such a great idea because it will get you out of your comfort zone, throw you into the unknown, and make you think on your feet by coming up with quick decisions. That will ultimately shake your world a bit and help you feel better than you’ve ever felt before!

GET A NEW FOCUS

We are all concerned with our future and we all worry about what is going to happen in the years to come. It is only natural to feel this way, and there is nothing you can do about it except not feeling that way anymore, of course. And in order for that to happen, you need to make a change in your life and give yourself a new focus. Traveling will do just that and you will get a new perspective on life by going to a new place or visiting one of the regions you have already been to before. So, it does not really matter where you are going, as long as you are going somewhere and doing something out of the ordinary!

HAVE SOME ALONE TIME

We are all surrounded by tons of people every single day, and that can get quite tiring at some point. This is why you need some alone time, and going away from home for a while will give you an amazing opportunity to do that. This is particularly true if you find the right accommodation that offers you just the right amount of privacy but still provides you with all the amenities you may need. If this is something you are looking for, checking out those practical studios for rent might be the right way to go. These include all the conveniences you will need and still give you tons of privacy, which makes them a win-win solution for all those who wish to have some alone time and heal their mind and soul.

MEET NEW PEOPLE

Even if you are the most outgoing and friendly person in the world, your friends and family will eventually bore you to death. That does not mean you are a bad person or that they are bad people – but you cannot spend all your free time with the same people you have been around for ages. That is why traveling and meeting new people is such an amazing way to become even more sociable than ever, especially if you go to places that are full of people from all over the world. These tourist-friendly locations are usually full of restaurants, bars, cafés, and other places where you can spend time with your new friends, so if you are interested in boosting your social game, this is the thing to do.

HAVE TONS OF FUN

In the end, this might be the best and most sensible reason why you should start thinking about traveling right now – after all, don’t we all deserve some fun in our lives? Working all day long and not having enough time to spend with our friends and family can take quite a toll on you, which is why traveling is the perfect way to forget all about your worries and enjoy your life. You will have even more fun if you turn your trip into an easy and comfortable occasion, so make it as cool and cosy as you possibly can.

Even though most people are unaware of this, traveling is the perfect way to restore your peace of mind and feel better than ever, so start planning your next getaway right now and don’t forget to have a great time!

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Here’s an account of the first-hand experience of Jake Tyler who has documented the effect of traveling on his mental health.


About our Guest Author:

Trishna Patnaik, a BSc (in Life Sciences) and MBA (in Marketing) by qualification but an artist by choice. A self-taught artist based in Mumbai, Trishna has been practising art for over 14 years. After she had a professional stint in various reputed corporates, she realised that she wanted to do something more meaningful. She found her true calling in her passion that is painting. Trishna is now a full-time professional painter pursuing her passion to create and explore to the fullest. She says, “It’s a road less travelled but a journey that I look forward to everyday.” Trishna also conducts painting workshops across Mumbai and other metropolitan cities of India. 

Trishna is an art therapist and healer. She works with clients on a one on one basis in Mumbai.

Trishna fancies the art of creative writing and is dappling her hands in that too, to soak in the experience and have an engagement with readers, wanderers and thinkers. 

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