How travelling can benefit your mental health
International Medical Waves

All countries have been taking measures to prevent COVID-19 from spreading for more than a year. Those measures, including several lockdowns, have had a huge impact on peoples mental health. Therefore, everyone is now more than ever in need of vacation, in order to relax and take their minds off of all the matters they have been struggling with.

Travelling is one of the best ways to relax and improve your mental health and there is a list of reasons explaining this thesis. To begin with, travel offers ample opportunity to get active and physical exercise is known to improve mental wellbeing. Getting to know a new destination by embracing the great outdoors can boost energy levels and improve your mood.

Another point taken is that traveling, particularly to a foreign country, can help you re-evaluate and reinvent your life, it broadens your horizons and the way you see and experience life. Moreover, apart from the obvious fact that you don’t have to go to work, traveling gives you the opportunity to step away from your daily routine, have fun and gain new experiences. All of the above lead to increasing hapiness and satisfaction.

According to a Cornell University study, the anticipation of a trip can increase your happiness substantially, even more than the anticipation of acquiring something tangible, like a new car. Meanwhile, traveling can boost your creativity. Exploring new cultures and meeting new people and mindsets can lead to new ways of thinking and inspire you to be more creative in many aspects of your daily life.

All in all, traveling is considered as an act of self love and self care. Travel itself grants you the freedom to do what you love, take time to rest and practice living in the moment. To this end, for many people, travel is not simply an enjoyable pastime, but an essential part of fostering a healthy, positive mindset.

We would love to see you on board soon, enjoying life and taking good care of yourself!