World Tourism Day- Why Traveling is Important for Mental Health?
On every 27th of September since 1980, UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) is celebrating world tourism day. This is celebrated every year to increase knowledge of people about tourism within different communities of the world and how it is affecting cultural, economic, social and political values around the world.
Every year, this day comes with a theme and the theme for 2019 is ‘Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all.’
Travelling excites a lot of people, some people might get excited about new places to explore or with the food they are going to eat or just enjoying the sunset with their loved ones but one thing that traveling does is rejuvenate your mood as well as health. Change of places can also change your thought patterns, say experts.
If you are feeling stressed or depressed with your daily life, try to travel to someplace where you can be free for a few days as this will boost your mental health. On this occasion of world tourism day, we are going to share 5 points on how traveling can improve your mental health.
- Improves happiness and pleasure
When you are traveling, you tend to leave your problems and worries behind which automatically boosts your mood and confidence. Staying in one place, meeting the same people will often give you a feeling that you are in a trap but traveling allows you to enjoy and meet new people which will enhance your creative ability. Hence you will feel happy and rejuvenated.
- Relives Stress
This seems to be coming; many people who work in big corporations tend to take a break and travel just to reduce their stress. Daily working and targets seem to be unachievable when you are in stress so traveling makes it easier. When you take away your attention from a stressful situation, your mind tends to become much calmer. Traveling to the mountains or beaches will give the break you need.
- Improve creativity
We humans are born to be creative. It is often related to the patterns of our brain which can be changed according to our surroundings and experiences. To boost your creativity, it is advisable to travel to some cultural places as this will help to accept different styles of living and will also influence your way of living life. Having a creative mind is not a talent but it is a way of operating, more creative you are more happily you will live.
- Enhances communication skills
Having a good communication skill set is the key to your business life, love life, and even social life. Some people feel shy about talking to strangers, those people lack confidence in themselves. Travelling allows developing a new personality and letting you be open with strangers as without communicating with the locals you won’t be able to explore new places.
- Change your thinking
Traveling not only means to take a break from your job and daily routine but also from your environment and daily habits. This allows you to build new habits and think differently according to the culture or place you are traveling in.
Hence, traveling has many benefits in your life. Travel as much as you can and explore new places as you have only one life, accept the gift of life and appreciate it.