Doctors nowadays are giving new advice for therapy to people. “Travel Therapy” is the new trend. Traveling brings new changes in you, and it might become a cure to major diseases you have. It is similar to laughing. But you learn more new stuff through the way.
To rejuvenate our energy, mentally and emotionally, a getaway is a moment spent away from our comfort zone to completely change our brain to focus on something else entirely different. We usually do the same routine in our daily lives that we can easily switch to an autopilot mode where you don’t have to think anymore and you just go with the motion of your actions. In terms of survival, while that may be a positive thing, it does not emotionally nourish us.
When we vividly imagine our destination and the things we expect to happen, the anticipation of a trip will elicit positive emotions. We do not think about our stressors at home anymore (or not as much). It is as if we are in another dimension of the universe. Better still, maybe we are seeing a different version of ourselves now. It is truly like being children again. We note every sight and every sound. The time is finally here, and we are loving every minute of it!
Travel should not be permitted to escape the underlying seriousness of the field of life it deals with. We still need to look for places in the outer world that will drive us to where we need to go.
Travel therapy does the following.
Brings you closer to yourself
The best aid that travel gives us is, it brings us closer to ourselves, especially when we travel alone. When you travel on your own, you learn yourselves, your capacities, new aspirations, and ideas. The great philosopher, Nietzsche traveled his whole life to learn and came up with great philosophies in his way. Ideally, with our attempts at these longed-for bits of psychological evolution, where we go should benefit us.
You meet new people, that brings new experiences
When you travel alone you meet new people. When you meet new people, you interact with them, the share of experience gives you new endeavors. Many times, traveling becomes an eye-opener. The world is a playground and it helps us to learn from various people’s experiences. Imagine you are on a trek, someone falls in front of you, you become more cautious in the way.
You get to learn new life lessons
Traveling can teach new lessons in life, these lessons will never occur in your books from school and colleges. Like enjoying small things when you have no other options. New places have new cultures and with every other culture, there are new lessons in life.
You are surrounded by positivity
Many good things come with traveling. The trip gives you pleasure. It gives you a better knowledge of other cultures. You get to see how amazing our world is through your own eyes. And you also want to protect what you find beautiful. Everything around you seems positive. When you travel you stay in good mood. Even if you get into a bad mood, you instantly change into a great mood. This happens because you start appreciating small things in life. Even the air you breathe.
You begin to be flexible and dynamic
The best thing you get through travel is, you become adaptable to the world. You learn to be flexible around your situation rather than your comfort zone. You become more dynamic and you simply come out of your comfort zone. It enables you to work harder and smarter. “An individual works better in an open environment”
You undergo Spiritual Transformation
Traveling as therapy is a holistic way to travel: to know about yourself consciously by intentionally leaving the usual and predictable environment. It is to use the power of a travel metaphor to induce personal change. When Frodo and Sam are set to leave the
The Shire in Lord of The Rings, Sam stops Frodo by announcing: “This is it. If I take one more step, this will be the farthest away from home I will ever be”. That one step “away from home” sets in motion their entire path of personal improvement and discovery of the purpose and intent of life. The hope of change, a transcendence of human consciousness, is one step to leaving the comfort zone behind. It is this fear of leaving a comfort zone that makes it appropriate for most of us to live on autopilot with sense and intent to suppress the inner search for life. Your mentality has to be varied to change your life. This is where the application of perspective on travel as therapy will begin.