Original Link : https://minimalism.life/journal/5-benefits-of-travel

How travelling the world can improve your mental and physical well-being.

By plane, train or automobile—we love to travel, or at the very least, we love the idea of travelling—and there are many benefits to being a globetrotter. Even going away for just a few days can make you feel more alive and improve your mental and physical well-being.

1. Peacefulness

I would personally love to wake up everyday by the beach, with a stunning city view or by a snow covered mountain. Unfortunately though, I’m unable to live that lifestyle yet, so for me, going on vacation is the only way to enjoy such sceneries. Lying on the beach or skiing on fresh snow always brings me an entirely new outlook of peace and serenity.

2. Education

Travelling opens my mind. Exploring different cultures, learning new languages, talking to strangers have added so much wisdom to my life. The more I feed my mind with these experiences, the happier I’ll be. The next time you’re on a flight, talk to your neighbor. These conversations can spark happiness and improve your own sense of well-being.

3. Financial Strength

Strange as it may sound, when I travel I gain my financial comfort zone much quicker than when I don’t. Travelling sometimes requires a lot of money depending on the destination, and because of that I tend to save money faster or work extra hours. If you know you’re going to visit Iceland, chances are you won’t be wasting your money on pointless things.

4. Healing

Travel helps my mind and body. Visiting new places can help cure depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and stress disorder. Many say travelling to India has a healing effect on them. I personally choose beautiful sunset destinations, or a trip in the mountains. Whatever puts you in a happy frame of mind is what you should be looking to gain from your time away from home.

5. Happiness

Being really happy every single day is not easy, but travelling a few times per year makes me a pretty content person. Exploring other cities, taking photos, eating unusual food, and enjoying time just for myself are important things that can make my soul feel amazing.

Have an adventure, experience other cultures, taste interesting food and interact with people. Because when you return to your daily life you’re going to see things with a fresh perspective. Your work, your neighborhood, and even your country. What you’ll see are new opportunities.