5 Ways Your Brain Benefits from Traveling

Curiosity is human nature. This is why people are always looking for something new to discover. Of course, this is one of the reasons more and more people are traveling nowadays or are planning to make their sojourn one of these days.

To further inspire you to explore the rest of the planet, here are 10 ways traveling benefits your brain:

Boosts your creativity.

Whether you’re a writer, painter or artists, visiting new places can get your creative juices flowing. A recent study made by the Academy of Management Journal revealed that those who worked in other countries have wider imaginations and more inspired than those who stayed in their hometowns. The logic behind this is that doing what locals do for a certain period opens up your mind, allowing you to think in different ways.

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Increases your faith in humanity.

Traveling around the world, seeing how simple life is in other regions restores one’s faith in humanity. This is because going to different places allows you to see the good that still exists in the world. You get to meet kind-hearted people whom you’d least expect to help you.

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Hones your problem-solving skills.

Visiting Machu Picchu, trekking the Mount Everest base trail, cruising across the Amazon River or dining in Istanbul opens your eyes to the truth that one thing can have multiple meanings. You learn to have new perspective on things. Most of all, you realize that there are many solutions to a problem because you see how people live and deal with life in general.

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Makes you more humble.

As you make your way across the Pacific Ocean or the Atlantic, you realize that you are but a speck in the grand scheme of things. All your experiences abroad will humble you. Most of all, you learn to see the bigger picture, making you more considerate when making decisions.

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Takes you out of your comfort zone.

Traveling opens you up to new things and more adventure. You’ll even surprise yourself once you become more willing to try out things you never dreamed of doing like petting a giant python, sleeping in just a hammock in the middle of a jungle, speaking more than two languages and sharing a ride with complete strangers to an unknown place.

All of these prove that going to places only lets you lead a better life. So, start planning your trips today!

Photos by: Sam Hawley (first 2 images), Maria Grazia MontagnariFrontierofficial

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