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Mental Health is equally as important as your physical health. In today’s world of hectic work with stress, pressure etc. one’s mental health is deeply affected. One must take care of his/her mental health. It’s never too late to take a break and find ways to improve your mental health.

Travelling is one such way that helps you to improve your mental health and find peace and a ray of hope again in your life. Travelling not only helps to improve your mental health but also teaches you about people, culture, language and many more.

In fact, travelling is the best form of education. Many people are conducting research on the benefits of travel. Here are the mental health benefits of travelling.

  • Excitement:

The very thought of having a trip further excites us. It lifts up our mood, putting us in a very divergent frame of mind. Studies about travel also show that people are gleeful when they have a trip planned, as they expect to have a optimistic experience in terms of health, economic situation and general quality of life.

Therefore, the mental health benefits of travelling can be felt even before you begin your trip.

  • Builds up your Creativity:

It is said that creative activities fight depression. A study of The Atlantic found that the way our neural pathways connect changes with travelling.As our brains are sensitive to change, exposure to new environments and as well as experiences while travelling can strengthen our mental health.

  • Relief of Stress:

An escape from the stresses of everyday life can be done with the help of travelling. Travelling reduces stress by giving you some space and distance from the sources of your daily worries. Thus, travel and health are correlated and travel helps improve health.

  • Building Relationships:

Travelling with others will enhance your existing relationships or helps you to build new relationships as there are many emotional benefits of travel. And new relationships help you to see the world from a different point of view. Meaningful interactions and friendships while travelling makes your bond with them much stronger. As a result, you get closer to the people you care about most, building self-esteem and well being.

  • Fun:

Fun is something which we all seek in our day to day activities. But sometimes our activities become so routine that we no longer find fun in them. Therefore, taking a break and travelling will help you to experience the fun in a different way. In short, “travelling is fun”.

  • Develops Personality:

Most of us have issues of low self-esteem and anxiety. Travelling helps us to develop our personality by putting us out of our comfort zone. When one is out of his/her comfort zone, he/she tend to increase their emotional stability and develop a positive approach to their own personality as many people today out there end up being harsh upon themselves. There are also many psychological benefits of travel.

  • A Sense of Independence:

Everyone wants to be a free bird. Travelling helps you to come out of your cage and explore the world by spreading your wings wide.

  • Finding Oneself:

Every one of us is in a quest to find ourselves. Travelling throws a variety of challenges and choices before us which help to know us in a better form and be a better person.

  • Changes Perspective:

Travelling helps you to change your perspective towards life and many other things. While travelling one may be surprised to know new things or new experiences that he/she has not experienced before.

  • Control over life:

Life is not full of roses, there are many hardships a person faces throughout one’s life. So, when life knocks you down, there are many ways to have control over life. Travelling

Is one such way. Therefore, treat yourself with a break to travel and have better control over life.

Therefore, above are the benefits of being well travelled. So, why late, plan a trip, pack your bags and spread your wings to experience the exceptional benefits of travelling that help you to improve your mental health.

 

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By Abhishek Saraswat

Abhishek (@himalayan_gypsy) is a travel photographer and blogger known as Himalayan Gypsy over the internet. Academically from an engineering background and born the Himalayan valley of Dehradun, he found himself in love with nature and ever since he has been on a journey to travel India and showcase the beauty of the country through his pictures, motivating and encouraging people on the go to feel the same and also take responsibilities to conserve our rich heritage, culture and environment. He is a Certified Digital Marketer and a Travel Influencer who is efficient to create visually appealing content for Travel Brands, Property Owners, Cafes and other Product Shoots. He also specializes in running Facebook & Instagram Ad Campaigns for Brand Awareness, Brand Promotion and Online Reputation Management.

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