You know when people say that travelling is good for your health? Well, they aren’t just saying that, it’s true. The brain is an incredibly complex yet delicate organ, and as such you need to give it a break and stimulate it all at the same time. See what we mean by “complex”?
Let’s just put it like this – you work hard, and that often means you have a relatively routine way of operating your day, week, month, life. This means you need a break from all the stress and anxiety that comes along with that routine, as the monotony of routine doesn’t challenge your brain. Pretty soon you just go stagnant without much personal growth. Sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, this can easily be fixed by just going a couple of kilometres down the road to the town over.
Of course, we think you should expand your horizons a little more than that! The longer the road trip the better – and we’ll tell you what you have to gain by going the extra mile (or rather, kilometre).There are so many amazing places just in Australia and New Zealand alone – so the sooner you get driving the better.
Here are five reasons why travelling is the best way to improve your wellbeing.
1. You’ll be more efficient at work
Let’s start with the obvious – getting away from the place that is the root of your stress (whether you like the job or not) is going to make you happier. Just a little break from the craziness will help you deal with it better when you return home.
But you can’t tell yourself that leaving the office will only be more stress for you when you get back, because that’s simply not true. When you keep going day after day, stress after stress, you’ll burn out faster. In fact, even if work does pile up a little while you’re gone, you’ll likely be more effective at managing it because your mind will be refreshed from the time away.
2. You have plenty of time to self-speculate
When you have nothing but the open road in front of you, you have a ton of time to think about what’s going on in your life. Perhaps there’s a problem at work that you have been puzzling over – once you get away from your desk and change up the scenery it’s easier to come at the issue from a new angle! To note though – we suggest you try to take your mind off work as much as possible.
If you have a mate with you on this trip you can also bounce anything on your mind off of them (relationship issues, anyone?). Once you hear yourself talk out loud you can often find your own solution to your deepest darkest problems!
3. You’ll grow your problem solving skills
Right now a lot of employers are finding that their workforce seriously lacks problem solving skills. The good news is that this is a skill you can totally work at bettering, and as a bonus bonus, you can do this on your road trip. Yes it’s true.
Did you get lost along the way? You can’t stay lost forever so you’ll need to come up with a plan to get you back on course. Finding your way again is a huge confidence boost and totally transferable into the workplace once the trip ends. Believe it!
4. You’ll be the interesting person
When you hear about someone going away to a cool new place, don’t you get a little jealous? Everyone’s first reaction is to exclaim, “That’s so cool!” And that’s because it is. You’ll be the one who comes back with all the new stories for eager listeners. People love to hear about things they’ve never experienced before, but they love to experience them first-hand more.
Don’t forget, the more you push yourself to find new things to do, the better outcomes you’ll have and the more you’ll have to share with everyone!
5. You’ll be happier in general
Hello! This is the most important point! Time spent with your friends, loved ones or even just some alone time make you happier. Our brains crave company and the stimulation that comes with experiencing something new. Walking away from a road trip will teach you so much about yourself!
Make new memories, meet new people and try new things – good or bad you’re going to learn something from that experience.
So how about it? You need the break and we want to help you get from point A to point B. Contact us today to reserve your rental car and get driving to better your wellbeing!