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Imagine waking up in a new city or town every day. For us at Harvey World Travel Highway, travelling the world sounds like a dream come true, but for those of you who need a little more convincing; travelling is actually great for your mental health.

5 Reasons Why Traveling is Good for Your Mental Health

Apart from the constant ‘on holiday’ feeling, there are several mental health benefits of travelling that we want to share with you. Keep reading the blog as we reveal 5 reasons why travelling works wonders on your mental health (as if you needed more reasons to hop on the next plane out).

1. Traveling Promotes Independence

Stepping out into the world for a few weeks or, possibly, a few months is a definite and great way for one to better their sense of independence. Whether you are wanting to learn how to budget, are a little on the shy side when it comes to meeting new people or just want to make your own decisions, travelling is guaranteed to throw a situation that will leave you no choice but to fend for yourself. It may seem scary at first but stepping out of your comfort zone in a different country will leave you feeling self-reliant and with a new sense of self.

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2. New Experiences Bring a New Mindset

Tackling a new country, a completely unfamiliar destination, with an unknown language, especially when doing it alone, is a scary thing. Some would feel overwhelmed, often avoiding it altogether, simply because they are afraid. Tackling something as big as backpacking through Asia solo, or as small as taking the first step onto the plane, are daunting moments for anyone, however, these moments will give you a great sense of achievement when you look back on them. Small victories throughout your trip, like navigating the busy streets of Vietnam, or negotiating the price of transport between two Greek islands all make daily tasks back home, such as interviews and public speaking, less daunting and more mundane.

4. Travel More, Stress Less

Life can be filled with stressful situations, whether it be at home or at work. Situations like these are what travelling is for; being able to step away from the stressors of daily life, take yourself halfway across the world, and bask in the feeling of having nothing to do or nowhere in particular to be- kick your feet up, lose yourself in the moment and enjoy the little moments in life.

5. The Feeling of Anonymity

Nothing beats the feeling of losing yourself in a crowd of strangers on foreign turf. People tend to underestimate the power anonymity has on your mental health, allowing you the opportunity to be anyone you want to be, wear anything you like, knowing that the people you come into contact with will never see you again; this is freeing. Make the conscious effort to travel with this mindset; be the first one on the dance floor at your hotel, wear the traditional clothing, talk to locals and enjoy the sense of anonymity; watch how opportunities open themselves up to you when you let them.

Book Your Trip with Harvey World Travel Today

If any of these reasons appeal to you, it is time to book your next trip away. From luxury local retreats to international adventure holidays, our team at Harvey World Travel will ensure it’s a holiday to remember. Call us today and connect with one of our passionate travel agents; then, all you will need to do is pack your bags!

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