Travel! Yes, travelling is a sure way to be a better you.

A significant amount of scientific research suggests that exploring a new place can do wonders for your mental and emotional health as well.

The word travel brings pictures of fancy places like France, Italy, Santorini, Dubai, to mind. Trips to some of these places cost a lot, but let’s face it, travelling doesn’t necessarily have to be a visit to the fanciest place in the world to be a quality one.

A trip on a budget can be very enjoyable and refreshing too. Try visiting a new state in your country, keep it soft and simple. If you can also afford an expensive trip, by all means, flourish.

Travelling can make you a happier person in 5 ways.

1 – You Build Your Self-Confidence
Being in a new place continuously forces you to step out of your comfort zone. This is a great confidence-builder. Travelling will test you in each and every step you take. You learn so much about yourself, especially if you’re travelling by yourself.

 

2 – You Boost Your Creativity
Travel broadens your perspectives, not only of the world but also of yourself. The brain’s neural pathways are influenced by environment and experience. This has led researchers to believe that travel can spark synapses in the brain and enhance creativity.

 

3 – You Learn Social Skills
Lack of skills in conversation, presentation and public speaking often limit opportunities for us. Travelling helps you learn new ways to interact with the world. You will be open to conversations with complete strangers during your trip and this helps with your personal development.

 

4 – You Relieve Stress
You can experience a boost in happiness even while planning a trip – up to eight weeks before setting off to your destination. Travelling gives you the breathing space that is often lost in our usual day-to-day existence.

 

5 – You Get Social Media Detox
Social media is incredible but it’s healthy for everyone to take a break from the internet every once in a while. You can turn off your devices from time to time during your trip. You can easily dedicate a specific time to connect to the internet. I mean, those banging pictures need to be seen on the gram.

 

Now that you know about how to better yourself by travelling, it’s time to pack your bags and get going!