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5 ways travel can help with depression

1. Removes you from your external stressors:

Travel allows us to completely remove ourselves from our natural environment and more importantly, our external stressors. The complete change of scenery provides a sense of relief which can free the mind to help you tune in to what you need for yourself. Whether it is of the mind or body, travel allows you to listen to what you truly need.

2) De-stresses you and allows you to recharge:

Laying out on a beach listening to sound of rolling waves? Hiking a great trail? Travel allows you the ability to do what you want on your own time which includes to fully relax and figure out what truly makes you happy.

3) Let’s you “just be”:

Travel can allow stillness and peace of mind to our lives. It differs from person to person but the state to which we are able to “just be” is priceless for our mind and our body.

4) Gives you hope:

Depression can lead to thoughts of low self worth and create negative beliefs that cause us to think we are incapable of a lot of things. It can cloud us from seeing our true potential. Traveling can educate us in ways that no other experiences can, showing us that most of what we think is impossible is actually possible.

5) When you travel, you are awed:

Awe has a huge affect on our well-being and happiness and this is in abundance when traveling to different cities and countries. Whether it’s diving in Pangong lake or trekking through great mountains and forests, nature has a very strong and calming effect on us. Being at one with nature may sound a bit spiritual and mystical but research has found it’s a real way of beating depression. Traveling creates an immense amount of opportunities that help expose us to more of what this planet has to offer us mentally.

Has anyone ever done it? I’m really interested to hear some stories, both good and bad, about what you did and how it helped, short term or long term. Get in touch and let us know: 9892229782

Curated by – Krishnaa Thorat ..And your very flesh shall be a great poem. A recovering dessert addict (just kidding), I write about things I care about. I can fluently talk in Bollywood dialogues and F.R.I.E.N.D.S quotes. Trying to elevate small talk to medium talk – help me, pretty please?

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