20 Ways Travel Is Essential for Mental Health

Mental health is an important component of your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. In periods where your mental health is at its best, you’ll be at your most creative, happiest, and kindest. There are ways to take care of your mental health at home, but I’ve often found movement essential to a positive outlook.

Why? Let me count the ways…

Change of Scenery

Even if you live in the most idyllic of postcard-esque British villages, you will eventually get used to those rolling green hills and peaceful quiet. Visiting the coast or a city will wake you up to wonder.

The reverse is also true–if you live in a city, feasting your eyes on peaceful green places will help you check your pace and recharge. The tactile sense of change (like feeling sand between your toes or getting your fill of Vitamin D in the sunshine for once) will gently introduce a healthy alertness and contentment.

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