While many of FlightHub’s flyers travel for adventure, discovery, and excitement, some just want to blow off some steam. Sometimes the best thing is finding a place for one to clear their mind, center themselves, and come home feeling rejuvenated. The mental health benefits of travel are sometimes described in vague terms like this. Finding oneself, clearing your mind, feeling refreshed. But what is actually going on in your mind? What are you really feeling? FlightHub decided to take a look at the psychology of travel.
The first thing is that traveling is an investment in yourself. While some call it “finding yourself”, traveling is actually about gathering an understanding of the world around you. By gleaning a greater understanding of what surrounds you, you become more enlightened about your own being. At the end of the day, you already know yourself. FlightHub found that travel helps you find where your puzzle piece fits into the grand puzzle of humanity.
Secondly, leaving your home allows you to better appreciate it. FlightHub found that learning this is two fold. By visiting “better” places, you can learn how to better your own life. By visiting less well off places, you can learn to appreciate what you do have. At the end of the day, travel can teach you the value of home and having a home, while at the same time showing you that home is more than walls and a roof.
Lastly, you will learn the complete story of humanity and the world at large. While some people feel insignificant in a bad way, there is are several ways where feeling small can be therapeutic. Learning ones place in this vast world can give you a sense of place. Learning that the world is just a series of microscopic pieces interacting with each other can inspire you to be more mindful of the world’s perils. FlightHub found that by being aware of the larger issues of the world, you can learn that the flat tire you got on the way to the airport is such an insignificant event in the history of humanity. Brush it off, man.
Travel can be a lot of things. But, first and foremost, it is an experience. How you take it in determines how you let it effect you. It has been proven throughout the course of modern history that adventure can lead to self-discovery in addition to physical discovery. So, if you are thinking that trip can wait, make sure you make a plan to learn not just about the world, but also about yourself.
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