4 Reasons you should consider travelling to the countryside

You know that feeling of clear-headed calm that washes over you when you listen to water babbling down a stream, or leaves rustling in the wind? Researchers say they’ve pinpointed a scientific explanation for why sounds from nature have such a restorative effect on our psyche: According to a new study, they physically alter the connections in our brains, reducing our body’s natural fight-or-flight instinct.

Natural sounds and natural environments have been linked with relaxation and well-being for hundreds of years, of course. For this, these are our 4 reasons why you should take a trip and explore the beautiful nature.

To re-evaluate life

Traveling to a faraway destination in the wilderness can allow us to gain perspective of our current life, away from the madness of daily living, the pressures of our family, culture and friends. Visiting and spending time in the wild can allow us to gain a clear view of our lives and ourselves so that we can honestly understand what we want from life.

Embrace minimalism

Traveling light can become a useful skill when packing for a trip, particularly in the wilderness when you have to carry it with you. The skill of minimalism can not only be useful for travelling but also everyday life. The mind becomes de-cluttered and an untethered state of being.

To discover new personal traits

A personality shift can occur when we travel. A recent study found that people that study or live abroad change people’s personalities in a positive way such as giving us greater kindness, openness, agreeableness and emotional stability. Other studies have found that spending time in the wild can make us more relaxed and give us a sense of calm, particularly where there is a lot of green. We are separated from the screen and all the negative energy that technology emits. The colour green itself psychologically encourages us to be calm. Perhaps, if you recently found yourself overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, this could be the best natural cure your mind, soul and temple needs to retain your inner zen.

Nature makes exercise easier

It’s pretty clear that Covid restrictions along with the recent cold have expelled us from the exercise our bodies so greatly need. That being said, taking a trip to the outlands may encourage you to sightsee which, invertedly gives your body the physical goodness it needs. Research conducted at the University of Essex suggests that exercise feels easier when you are viewing scenery such as trees, grass, lakes and other plants in nature. If you’re looking for a way to get fit the easy way, fool your mind and go on an active adventure in nature. Physical exercise in the wild will give your mind, soul and body the much needed tranquility needs.

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