By Cessy Meacham - Jan 9, 2009 7:31:20 PM
The traffic's crawling and your kids are calling. Work is a chore but it's necessary to maintain your lifestyle and to pay for the hobbies you no longer have time for.
Friends want to hang out, but you've exhausted every bar, restaurant and shopping destination in town. Besides, why waste money on something you've done a thousand times before?
If this sounds like you, then you desperately need a vacation! Throw caution to the wind and stop worrying about waiting until you have enough money to throw away. The health benefits of travel are as extensive as the world itself. A vacation can give you a much-needed break from the stresses of your life and rejuvenate your spirit. Plus, it will save valuable money in the long run by preventing doctor bills, sick days and the buildup of stress that can hijack your life.
Traveling is an important part of life and necessary to survival.
Taking a break from the daily routine relieves stress simply by providing a change of scenery. The excitement of getting ready for a trip can be a euphoric experience and the anticipation will take your mind off daily petty problems that often seem larger than life. Getting away from your daily experience helps to put your life in crystal clear terms and allows you to redefine what you find important.
The stress relief benefits of traveling are amazing.
Getting out of the grind gives you the ability to rest and relax because you're miles away, free from your responsibilities. As women, we often overextend ourselves to take care of everyone's needs before our own. You may not realize it, but work, family and your daily routine can zap most of your energy and can require all of your attention. Getting away gives you the chance to listen to your inner voice and to simply do what you want to do. Traveling frees the mind and puts the body at rest.
Traveling gets the blood flowing because it requires you to be active.
Regardless of if you are laying on the beach, swimming in the ocean, walking the streets of a historic city or riding the subway - you will be doing something! You'll turn the television off, shut down the computer, and get outdoors. The sunlight is rejuvenating, and your desire to experience all your destination and its people have to offer will motive you to be active. An active body leads to an active mind, and both of them will get a workout on your next vacation.
A getaway also provides the opportunity to experience a different culture.
Being immersed in a new locale will put your life in perspective. You will meet different people with fresh experiences and ideas, showing you how vast the world truly is. The new setting will provide the anonymity and lack of responsibility we all need at times, ultimately freeing you to enjoy yourself. New people will also invigorate you with new energy and you'll learn the different ways that people accomplish the same goals, offering new ideas that you have never thought of before. A different social setting will be stimulating and invigorating too, and it will help you to appreciate your unique self and all you have to offer. Traveling keeps your mind and body young, fueled by new energy. An added bonus for those traveling with a companion is strengthening the bond you share together.
When you travel, the tasty new food, breathtaking new sights, and excitement of different sounds will help to create new memories.
The delectable eateries, luxurious and one-of-a-kind shopping, internationally renowned museums, ancient architecture, pristine beaches, rugged mountain tops and exotic locales will combine to create a lifetime experience that you can discuss for years to come. The euphoria, excitement, and freedom you feel when you step away from your daily living are priceless. The photos will capture the settings in time, but the even more, the memories, smells, sights and sounds will stay with you forever.
The benefits of travel are vital to your mental, physical, and spiritual health because travel is necessary to help us cope with life and get a break from all of the responsibility a hectic life places on us. You deserve to get away; you must get away! Throw caution to the wind, contact your travel agent and pack your bags. A beautiful city, exotic beach, rain forest, or snow-capped mountain awaits you. I guarantee your mind and body will thank you for it!