Additionally, extended travelling also improves your productivity, problem-solving skills and can even increase your chances of getting promoted at work!
However, "it's important to remember that vacation can be very stressful for some," notes Greenberg. If that's the case with you, try taking "short, structured vacations in order to get used to the experience of having time off," she suggests. Also, plan your trip properly, in advance, to avoid last-minute panic and chaos. Lastly, how can you reap the benefits after returning from the trip?
"As a clinician, I encourage people to hold on to aspects of a travel experience or vacation that was pleasurable," says Greenberg. For example, "if you liked the food in Paris, learn how to cook French food in order to re-create some of the feelings you had while you were on vacation," she explains. "Another behavioral intervention is to remember peaceful moments you had on vacation and try to remember what was different from your present life. Maybe you took the time to eat breakfast, maybe you exercised. Those things are crucial reminders of what we should do every day," adds the clinical psychologist.
Now that you've finished reading about all the wonderful things travel does to your brain, it's time to pack your bags and get going!
By Noma Nazish, s
. MindWellness & Life Transforming Solutions