23 May Traveling: The Flight that Connects Us All
In a time when the world feels disconnected and so much has been going on, there is a beauty in the fact that something can keep us connected – travel. Traveling allows us to connect with others, meet new people, get out of our comfort zone, and stretch our mind in new ways as we go on our adventures. Many of us have been cooped up and are daydreaming of travel. Here are some solid reasons why you should!
Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a clinical neuropsychologist from the University of Pittsburgh mentions, “when you expose your brain to a new environment that’s novel and complex or new and difficult, the brain literally reacts.” This means that all the novelty and culture you experience while traveling stimulates new connections in your nerve cells and begins to revitalize your mind. This concept explains why when we travel, we often come back feeling like a new person, not just because of the new sights we have seen, friends we have formed, and memories we have made, but because our brains have literally been growing.
In case you need any more convincing to book your next flight to a tropical paradise, here are three major benefits to traveling to new places:
- Travel enhances your creativity.
When you travel to new places, take in new sights, new art, new scenery, and new cultures, these things trigger your mind to expand creatively. As you travel to other countries and areas in the world, you begin to become more engaged in the world and immersed in a variety of cultures.
- Travel allows you to experience how interconnected humans are.
As you travel, you meet new people, make new friends, and see how others live their lives. You will find however, that all people, no matter where they live, share some connectedness. Traveling enables you to see how interconnected the world is and that we are all tied together in various ways and lifestyles and builds on a world-centric view of consciousness.
- Travel expands your curiosity and happiness.
Even in the travel planning phase your curiosity is sparked at the prospect of the unknown. Making a decision on where to go, with whom and how puts you in the driver’s seat and allows you to be as curious and creative with your plans as you wish. Once you finally being your trip, the likelihood of you having a smile on your face and being filled with a rush of happiness is almost guaranteed.
So, what more are you waiting for? Hop on a flight and let the excitement of the adventure connect you to those around you!