The Cure for Stress

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about new destinations to visit and about all the places I’ve already visited and how much I gained from those experiences. It made me realize how traveling in general makes me genuinely happy and satisfied about life, a kind of happiness that you can’t feel even when you go shopping (imagine that!).

So, I was sitting there and thinking how useless it is to overthink stuff about your life and stress over the small things. Instead, the better thing to do is to pack your bags, find a destination and go for your pursuit of happiness! I don’t even remember, was I ever really stressed during my travels? Did I really worry about the silly things I do (as we all do, in fact) when I am back home? Traveling shows you how beautiful life is and how beautiful it can be.

That’s why I call it a cure for stress.

You’ll meet new people

 

Most of us need to have social interactions with other people on a daily basis and often – with different people throughout the day. Being socially active helps with stress, because when you’re alone, you’re also alone with your thoughts and then you tend to overthink. This often leads to feeling alone and bad about yourself, your day or basically anything. People help us step out of that cage of feeling lonely and they can transfer their positive energy to us. However, that energy goes both ways – the good is transferred as much as the bad. Hanging out with the same people all the time and talking about the same stressful topics is not very good for our mental health. That’s why you should go traveling! You’ll meet new people, who will probably share more positive things with you than negative + the variety of people you will see and meet will generally make you feel more energetic, full of life and happy about yourself.

You’ll do things you’ve never done before

 

Not only will you see things that you’ve never seen before, but you will also be tempted to try new things and do stuff you were either afraid of doing before or you didn’t have the chance to do. Climb to the top of a mountain, go hiking, jump of some really cool cliffs (not dangerous ones, of course) with your travel buddies or people you met on your trip, go on a rollercoaster or visit adrenaline parks. These are just some of many things you could try when you visit a new place. All of them will give you an adrenaline rush and make you get your mind off of the negative things that made you feel bad and stressed!

You’ll try new food

 

As someone who is addicted to food and trying out new dishes, especially traditional dishes from places I visit, it’s no wonder that this is also highlighted as one of the things that will help your mood levels go up and make you feel less stressed. Yet, many people who are stressed actually tend to eat more, but I am not speaking about that here – I am speaking about trying something new, somethingcompletely unrelated to your past and all the places where you ate in your hometown. Anything that’s new and positive is good – the same goes for food. You’ll love the thrill of trying out something new and discovering new scents.

Let me know what you love about traveling in the comments below!

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  1. Samjah
    July 11, 2017 / 3:59 am

    Traveling is one of my favorite things to do and you’re right, it always helps me to reboot and refocus. Traveling is the best stress reliever there is. Especially when you don’t have a full agenda when you get to your destination. Good post!

  2. Gina Diaz
    July 11, 2017 / 5:06 am

    This is so inspiring, babe! I love traveling and when I do travel I learn how much my mind let go of everyday thoughts and I do not really worry about anything! Traveling is the best to relieve stress! xx. Gina

  3. July 11, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I love travel so much, I can’t be happy without travelling. The world is so big and we are so small – I totally agree with you that when you feel frustrated or under stress and pressure, they best way to solve it – is to escape in a new place.
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  4. July 11, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    The 3 things I enjoy most about traveling are seeing new architecture and learning their history. shopping and trying new foods. There’s only so much of this you can enjoy in your own city and exploring other cities always does my body good!
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  5. July 11, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Hey Love,I am a Travel Blogger and I amObsessed with Everything what comes With Travel:)Love to Try out new Dishes and Learn about the Culture of the Countries:)Love KissesOpen Kloset By Karina

  6. Jennifer Lee Quattrucci
    July 11, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    This is really fabulous! It’s so true, when you travel you can meet new people, try new things and try new food. My family and I are excited to be able to go to Disney World next week and we hope to do all those things ! Thank you so much for this delightful post!

  7. July 12, 2017 / 5:14 am

    I love traveling to new places, it is such an enrichment for the soul and mind. Whenever I get to visit a new place, I’m amazed by the culture, the architecture and people. Travel is really a cure for stress.
    ~ xo ShereePoshClassyMom.com

  8. July 14, 2017 / 6:15 am

    I love agree with everything you said above! New food, friends and adventures. Traveling really makes you open your eyes, mind and heart to things that are outside of your little bubble. It also give you perspective and new insights into life.

  9. July 14, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    Travelling always makes you richer and IS the best cure for stress. Totally agree with your post. So insightful love! Thank you for a great read. <3
    XO Sweet as Fictionhttp://www.sweetasfiction.com

  10. July 15, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    I totally agree with you – it can be a waste of time to just sit and think about the small things. I also noticed that going to new places is really the best cure for any stress. You learn so much from traveling that you can’t by just staying home in your comfort zone.www.samanthamariko.com

  11. July 17, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    I love traveling and I really wish I could do it more often. The experiences and memories I get from going somewhere new are second to none. You’re absolutely right, it does alleviate the daily stress of life and is so important to personal growth.

  12. July 18, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Traveling is what keeps me alive. I can’t even imagine what my life would be without it. However I do travel a LOT for work and I have to separate the travel experiences that I do for business and the ones I do for leisure, but I do try to add some leisure into the business trips as well, such as going to a museum, trying local delicacies and what not. As a matter of fact I’m sitting on a plane right now reading this post and am looking out at the clouds and am genuinely happy in the way you just described above!Thomas xx

  13. July 18, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    What an inspiring and motivational post! Thanks for sharing your insight babe, I completely agree with all of these points. There is nothing like travel, you learn SO much about yourself and the world. I wish I could travel more!
    Xo, Samirawww.leathertolunch.com

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