Life is full of rollercoaster rides. There are highs and there are lows. While the former is about happy instances, the latter is about not so good feelings. There are times in life when one finds oneself at a crossroad wondering about the next step to be taken. The best solution is to reboot and restart. A getaway is known to rejuvenate so perhaps travelling is the succor you were looking for!

Incidentally, whether you are happy or sad, tensed or relaxed; or just bored, traveling is the best way to enjoy life. How may you ask? Here are the few reasons why traveling is the best therapy.

Travelling teaches you to let go – Often we cling on to the idea of a “perfect life,” and become obsessive. It could be a relationship, job or an accessory acquisition. While it is good to have a focus because it pushes us to do better, it may also be an impediment to enjoying certain important moments of our life. Traveling helps you in letting go of things you cannot control. Travel can mend a broken heart, heal adverse mental health issues and let you enjoy life.

Gives you a new perspective on life – Travelling changes you in many ways and for the better. The more you travel, you get better exposure to different cultures, cuisines, arts and crafts. Travel enlightens you not just geographically, but also emotionally and intellectually. You become more open minded, accepting new ideas and new people.

Abhinav Krishna is the CEO of OurHealthMate. He loves globetrotting in his free time.

Travelling broadens your comfort zone – Comfort zone is quite literally the zone where you feel secure. It is predictable and makes you feel safe and content. Unfortunately, that bubble of comfort is nothing but a facade. Traveling helps you move away from comfort factors and makes you do something adventurous or courageous. Traveling enables you to embrace the thrills and unpredictability of traveling and broadening your boundaries of comfort.

Importance of being oneself – Traveling can bring out the best and worst in people. When we are with our friends, we learn to accept their foibles; when alone, we explore our personalities. It can be frightening to backpack or travel for business alone to an unfamiliar place. But if you can learn to be comfortable in your skin and appreciate the ‘me time’ and focus on your surroundings, then you have mastered the art of a positive life.

We can sit around and read articles on the adrenaline that courses through the veins when one is about to jump the highest canyon swing in the world, swim amongst the coral reefs in Australia, and soaking in the breathtaking view of the Northern Lights. Or, we can get a little selfish and take two-week backpacking to any place in the world, with only stars to navigate. Come on, pack your bags, head for exciting times and live life king size.

Founded in 2013, OurHealthMate (OHM) is a health-tech startup. Their award-winning services are rooted in a three-pronged service strategy: care planning, business intelligence, and quality execution. While we are on a journey of making healthcare easy and accessible for all, we encourage adventure junkies, thrill seekers and travel bugs to come share their experiences and be part of our journey. Your experience and knowledge of the world will add value to the dynamic and evolving nature of OurHealthMate.

1 Comment

  1. Prabir

    Very nice blog. Importance of travel in our life is well described.


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