You may already know that you feel more relaxed when you get in the car or on the plane and go somewhere new, but did you know that research supports that travel is good for mental health and well-being? If you’ve been looking for an excuse to go someplace new, our custom travel planning services will help you out! Here are all the reasons to consider booking a vacation soon.
What are the mental health benefits of traveling?
When you take a break from the norm, you can enjoy many benefits as a result. For instance, going somewhere new means you can get away from your work schedule and restraints. If you have a hectic family life, scheduling a getaway can give you some much-needed time to relax and recharge. Perhaps you avoided traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic but are now ready to travel again. If that’s the case, now is the perfect time to contact a luxury vacation planner to find someplace new to explore!
If you are feeling sleep-deprived, or if your sleep patterns tend to be more of the tossing and turning variety, you may find that traveling helps you sleep better. Although you can use sleep aids to help you get a good night’s sleep, traveling is a more natural and enjoyable way to sleep through the night. When you travel, you naturally let go of the stresses that you face in daily life from work, family, and other sources. Booking a getaway in a new location means you won’t be surrounded by or distracted by the same pressures you face in your home environment. Even booking a getaway just for a weekend is enough time to start getting rid of the stressors you face each day, which can improve your sleep quality.
Another advantage of going on vacation is that you are likely to be unplugged from work and technology, which means you won’t be staring at your electronic devices as much as you might normally. Bringing your phone or computer into the bedroom, which many people do daily, can bring the stresses of the day, along with unnatural light such as the backlit displays on the screens.
Reduce Work Fatigue
You’re not alone if you’re tired and unmotivated at work. Studies show that over 50% of the working population felt burned out from work prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that number increased to 67% when the pandemic hit. If you are suffering from work fatigue, scheduling a vacation might make you return to the office more focused and energized. For a chance to really get away from everything familiar and explore a new and exciting place, contact us to ask about the travel planning that we offer. We can recommend various quiet and relaxing getaways, or you can tell us where you’d like to travel next, and we will take care of the logistics from there!
Boost Your Mood
Even if you’re not planning a trip to a tropical destination, getting out of town for a bit can boost your mood. Millions of Americans say that they struggle with depression every year, and that number has increased since 2020. However, making small changes can make a big difference. People who have a change of scenery in their daily life tend to be happier, and going on vacation is an even better mood booster. Just the process of preparing to travel can make you happier, even if the trip is weeks or months away! Traveling and the process of planning a vacation gives you a break from otherwise monotonous and repetitive work or daily life routines.
Experiencing new sights, sounds, and even cultures can boost your mood and stimulate other parts of your brain. Your mood will start to improve when you think about upcoming travel. When you actually get to your destination, you will be even happier! If you think a warm, sunny climate or an interesting city sound appealing, contact a luxury vacation planner to assist with travel logistics so that all you have to do is look forward to a relaxing and energizing getaway. If you want to leave town but are not sure yet where you want to go, we can also help you select the ideal location with our destination insights. From mountains to beaches and jungles, we can give you tips on where to travel based on your personal preferences and your budget.
Travel Inspires Creativity
Sometimes you might feel that you’ve lost your creative spark. If you’re feeling stuck in a rut when it comes to creativity, travel can help! Our travel planning staff can offer recommendations for places where you can travel that will reignite the creative spark in your mind. Perhaps you’re inspired by blue waters and sandy shores, or you draw inspiration from towering mountain peaks, deserts, or jungles. No matter what your preferred landscape is, we will help you manage the logistics of booking travel plans so that you can just look forward to your journey without the stress of figuring out logistics. Although you may not have the time to travel for extended periods, spending a longer time in a new location fosters multicultural learning, which translates to positive mental health benefits. Spending a more extended period in a new country or surrounded by a different culture reduces rigidity, helps you find more creative ways to solve problems, makes you more aware of your surroundings, and enables you to generally relax. Combined, all those factors add up to improved creativity!
Travel Strengthens Relationships
Traveling can also help strengthen relationships with your significant other, family, and even co-workers and friends. The more people spend time engaging in leisure activities, the happier and more relaxed they become. People who travel together, such as couples or families who go on vacation, also benefit from those shared experiences. Along with simply relaxing and having a change of scenery, the positive experiences and interactions that people have with their significant others or families when they’re abroad will have a positive impact on their post-vacation interactions as well. Along with sharing fun times and fond memories, traveling with others who are close to you improves communication, inspires stronger connections, builds affection, and much more.
Improvements to Mental Power
If you tend to go nonstop like many people, you will inevitably experience burnout or brain fatigue at some point. Perhaps you have reached that point already and are in need of a vacation! Being in a chronic state of stress impairs your memory and makes it harder to set and reach your goals. Therefore, taking the time to go someplace new where you can truly relax and recharge does wonders for your mental health. The brain needs time to rest and reset in order to work at its best. If you’ve ever noticed that you feel more relaxed and focused after you return from traveling, that’s because your brain has had much-needed time to recharge and get some rest. Instead of feeling guilty about booking travel plans to a dream destination, now you have even more reasons to use our personal travel concierge services to schedule a getaway!
With exclusive destination insights and a team dedicated to travel planning, we are here to help you book the getaway of your dreams. Let us know where you want to go, and we will take you there!