5 Ways Traveling Helps Our Mental Health

If your mental health has suffered in 2020-2021, you might really benefit from this article today!

#1 Strengthens Relationships
Traveling actually does strengthen relationships. When you travel together, you have the chance to bond over shared experiences and create meaningful memories to cherish for years to come.​​​

Photo Courtesy of KHM Travel Group

#2 Stress Relief 
A day at the beach has been proven to help relieve stress.The gentle, repetitive sound of waves is meditative for our brains and the sunlight actually triggers the production of vitamin D, which is good for our immune systems.
#3 Improving Memory, Focus, & Creativity
Spending time outdoors, whether it’s hiking, resting by a lake, or watching the clouds go by, can help with memory function and focus while also increasing creativity.
#4 Rekindle Passions, Gratefulness, & Joy
The change of scenery we get from traveling has been shown to reignite our passions and help us recognize the things we’re grateful for and find the most joy in.

​​​​Photo Courtesy of KHM Travel Group

#5 Improves Self-esteem, Motivation, & Gives a Sense of Accomplishment
We get a sense of achievement from having gone somewhere new and engaging with cultures and experiences that are different from those at home. This accomplishment can raise our self-esteem and motivation to conquer future situations and challenges.

To sum it up, vacations are one of the best ways to relieve the stress of daily life. It allows us to escape, reconnect, and slow down. So the next time you hear yourself say “I need a vacation,” remember, that it might be exactly what you really do need. 

I am thrilled that the world is reopening to travelers, and can’t wait to send you out exploring again! Whether you’re planning for a family vacation in 2021 or looking ahead to 2022, I am here for you. You can email me at Sandy@EasyBreezyJourneys.com or Call/Text to 704-625-6662 to get in touch or CLICK HERE to fill out a Vacation Questionnaire to get started! 

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