Travel to Improve Your Mental Health

Some people love to travel – I am one of them

Vacations mean many things to many people. I know a lot of people who want to spend the time relaxing on a beach or immersed in an activity (like skiing or camping), ones who want to go to a spa or a city or on a cruise. Some people like a staycation. I like all of them, though not really equally.

I recently went on a trip that had been delayed because of COVID, and I will share some of my photos and highlights from the trip soon. Here is a brief list of the things I have learned over the years:

  • Pick your travel companions wisely
  • Be open to new experiences
  • Stay mindful as much as possible
  • Do things you enjoy – and some things your companions like also!
  • If you are not sure you will need it, don’t bring it (other than a raincoat)
  • Buy the souvenir that you like, not the one you think someone else will
  • Take a lot of pictures!

I have heard a lot of people say that they need vacations from their vacations – if that is the case, you might want to rethink that! What is actually a vacation to you?

There is lots of info out there about why travel is good for mental health! They make you healthier & happier, reduce stress, help you connect with people, and increase your resilience among other things! Even traveling alone!

More about my recent travels coming soon!

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