Travel to relax

Travel to relax

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Struggling to focus? Buried in emails and messages with no energy left? Frustrated to the max? It's time to de-stress, but we won't suggest meditation or yoga this time.

Let's make it fun! We've got some scientific findings that might just lift your spirits.

The secret to de-stressing is simple: Travel and we're not talking about a quick getaway; it's time to use up that paid holiday!

Did you know:

 

Let’s read it in details:

  • Regular travelers (those who travel at least 75 miles from home) are approximately 7% happier than infrequent or non-travelers, based on Taiwanese research from January 2021.
  • Women who take at least two vacations a year have lower rates of depression and chronic stress compared to those who vacation less often, another study found.
  • Daily changes in scenery contribute to increased happiness, as found in a 2020 study published in ‘Nature’.
  • A 2013 study involving individuals aged 25 to 70+ revealed that 80% of respondents believe travel enhances their mood and perspective, while 75% say it helps reduce stress.
  • A Harvard Business Review study of 400+ travelers showed that 94% felt as energetic or even more energetic after a satisfying trip, boosting post-vacation productivity.
  • People who travel to different places (not just the same places) reported more positive emotions; also, the parts of their brains related to processing novelty and reward were seen to be more active, as per a May 2020 Nature Neuroscience study tracking 132 adults.
  • A 2021 Frontiers in Psychology study observed increased creativity two weeks after a vacation, despite an initial dip on the first day back to work.
  • Even short vacations can significantly reduce stress and enhance well-being, as reported in a 2018 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health study of 40 German managers.

 Convinced yet? We’re already on our way to speak with our boss.

 

Remember you don’t have to plan out the entire trip from start to finish! If you are a more laid-back person, do the main bits and you can figure out the rest once while on the trip.

If you really hate travel planning and don’t want to pay for outside help, consider a vacation that requires little planning like a guided tour or a cruise. Or a vacation in a place you are familiar with.

And while travelling ……..

 

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