It’s no news that travel is good for your physical wellbeing, but research suggests that exploring a new place can do wonders for your mental and emotional health as well. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares five ways travelling makes your mind happy and healthy.
It enhances creativity
Visiting an unfamiliar destination and immersing yourself in their local environment, increases your cognitive flexibility. It also enhances your depth and thought, consequently giving a boost to your creativity. Additionally, extended travelling also improves your productivity and problem-solving skills.
It’s a great stress reliever
The stress of work and daily demands can distract you from what you find to be actually meaningful and interesting. Thus, taking a break from the daily hustle and bustle is essential for your mind to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. And what better way to do so than to pack your bags and cross wanderlust-worthy destinations off your bucket list?
It helps you reinvent yourself
Experiential travelling can help you re-evaluate and reinvent your life. If you allow it, travel has the ability to expand your horizon in a way you never realized was possible. Moreover, the valuable lessons that you learn along the way to broaden your perspective, making you more aware and open to new things.
It boosts happiness and satisfaction
Travelling gives you the opportunity to step away from your daily routine. The new events and experiences help rewire your brain, hence boosting your mood and self-confidence.
It makes you mentally resilient
Going and visiting somewhere where you feel excited and intimidated at the same time can help you toughen up mentally and emotionally. Also, facing difficulties in an unfamiliar environment, among new people, forces you to learn and adapt to a life that’s out of your comfort zone. This makes you more flexible, patient and emotionally strong.
Adeniyi Ogunfowoke is a PR associate at Jumia Travels.
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