A major study in Australia indicates that at least 30% of Australians suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Further examination shows that the modern lifestyle in western countries is not really supporting mental health these days (think social media and smartphones). Therefore, a large number of psychologists are recommending various ways to reduce stress, and one of these effective methods is international travel.
- Travel can cure anxiety disorder, including hypervigilance.
According to Professor Kevin Gournay (author of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Recovery after accident and disaster), physical exercise may cure hypervigilance because exercise burns off arousal.
Clearly, international travel is actually a pretty good physical exercise because you have to go out and have fun! Anyone who has travelled internationally for holidays will tell you that they feel much more relaxed for that.
Also, Richard Israel and Vanda North (authors of Mind Chi: Re-wire your brain in 8 minutes a day – strategies for success in business and life) argue that putting aside time to play is paramount: having fun and relaxation on your calendar can significantly reduce your stress.
Adding joy to your agenda as it is one of your most important tasks can change your state – you will feel more optimistic and become more productive at work. That’s why well-known entrepreneurs such as Tim Ferriss literally have a “mini-retirement” regularly throughout the year. Tim Ferriss enjoys international travel and goes to different countries each year.
If you don’t take action to deal with your stress, you’re heading straight towards fatigue, burnout and potential mental issues or physical problems. It is said that every disease has something to do with stress.
Interestingly, many tourists have discovered that international travel brings back control and serenity in their lives.
- Travel can motivate you to become a better version of yourself.
Rachel Rodgers is the founder and CEO of Hello Seven Inc., a mother of four kids, a woman of color, a seven-figure business owner and a loving wife. When she wanted to go to Italy for international travel, she just asked herself, “How can I find a way to make extra $6,000 so that I can go to this retreat in Italy?”
Apparently, when you have a travel goal, you become more motivated automatically because you want to figure out a way to make more money which will help you make your dream come true! This is so motivating!
When you are relaxed, you are much more likely to attract what you desire. Bob Proctor (author of You Were Born Rich) argues that everything you’re seeking is seeking you in return, so everything you want is already yours. You don’t have to get anything; it’s just a matter of becoming more aware of what you already have.
A person in a relaxed state will no longer attract what he/she doesn’t want. The secret to receiving, on the physical plane, the results you want is locked in to the Law of Attraction. So, you should get into harmonious vibration with the good you are eager to have, and stay in that positive vibration. Then you will start to attract whatever you desire for your image of abundance to move into form.
“International travel advice – when you go shopping in a supermarket overseas, don’t buy food with more than 6 ingredients on the back of a packet. The best rule of thumb is to stick with foods which still look like their original state when they were picked from the field or the tree.”