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How Traveling Benefits your Mind, Body, and Soul

It gives you an insight into how different and also how similar people of other cultures live – their outlook in life, customs, traditions. You see and experience things that are new and different from what you’re used to. You begin to open up and understand concepts, values, beliefs of other cultures that are different from yours

Here is a list of the 5 most common benefits that make traveling good for you:

  1. Relieves stress

Just planning or watching Youtube travel videos to find the places you should visit can release stress. You’ll forget your worries and the pressure that life is throwing at you. It takes your mind off things that are burdensome for you and this can result in better sleep, less tension, and a decrease in blood pressure.

It distracts us from what we focus on most of the time and think as important that we give away our time to it. Thus a vacation is essential in getting us unstuck from the daily hustle that has become a monotony. This gives us the much-needed break to rejuvenate and relax.

  1. Gives the opportunity to reinvent yourself

Going to places where no one knows you or your background lets you be the person you want to be. You’re no longer bound to an already embedded image of people who know you. No expectations to hold you down.
The mere act of leaving is a disruption that breaks the familiar. You can change your look and behavior into what you think goes well for you or you can be the person you always wanted to be. It is easier to reinvent yourself when you’re in a different place.

  1. It triggers spiritual growth

Sometimes you may feel that something is missing in your life. You may also feel numb to what is happening daily. If this is the case then traveling may be what you need to do. Traveling is leaving your comfort zone. For some people, experiencing a different culture could jolt them to grow spiritually.

They’ll realize when they see other religions that their belief may not be the only one worth believing. They become more open and become less attached to the religion or spirituality that they’re used to. You’ll see how people behave and respond to similar circumstances. You might even witness customs that you’ll find cool and wonder why your country doesn’t practice especially if they make much sense to do.

  1. You’ll learn to be more adaptable

Being immersed in a different culture, you’ll have to go with the flow as you need to. Imagine being in a place where people don’t speak English or your local language and you find yourself hungry but don’t know how to communicate what you want? You’ll starve, right? You can’t throw fits out of frustration just because they don’t speak the same language as you.

Any well-prepared traveler knows that it’s essential to bring a dictionary or use an app that can translate for you so you’ll suffer less from miscommunication. You’ll also learn to appreciate other country’s cuisine.

  1. It boosts happiness

Travel has a lot of benefits but the most common reason why people travel is to be happy. It increases well-being and mental health. It breaks the routine and gives new experiences. Others have found their batteries recharged after traveling. Even if the travel is only for a few days, the effects are still tangible and long-lasting. It also boosts confidence when you know that you can get to places and not get completely lost.

Traveling may have a deep impact. The people you meet on your travels could teach you valuable life lessons that you would have ignored otherwise if it came from family or friends. You might have experiences on your travels that could leave a big impression that you’ll learn from them and never forget for your whole life

Traveling breaks the monotony of daily life. It challenges you. Challenges may not be comfortable but it makes you grow and expand. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that can happen if you travel? “ It may be good, it may be bad but at least you’re not staying in the same place you’ve always been your whole life. You’ll get out of your little world and live life more.


Amelia is a freelance writer and works as a content manager for various international brands. When Amelia is not researching and writing she loves nothing more than heading out into the country for some downtime.