Five Benefits Of Taking A Spontaneous Trip
There's a famous saying that, "money can't buy happiness." For some people, this saying can be proven to be true while others will disagree. Some studies has also been done where money will make a person happier but only to a certain extent. Buying experiences rather than material things, has the greatest positive impact on a person's happiness, and overall well-being. (Click here for details.)
My husband was going through a rough week and I suggested to take a spur-of-the-moment trip. I looked for the quickest, fastest, within our budget destination, and found Miami to fit the criteria. We booked it, packed our bags and left the following morning.
But how can a "spur of the moment" trip benefit you?
Taking a shorter, spontaneous travels without the methodical planning is beneficial and here's why..
1. It Boost Happiness
According to this survey, a spontaneous travel is a key to happiness. Some people might think that taking a spur-of-the-moment travel is stressful, but in reality, it actually does the opposite. Not only it boost their happiness level but it also de-stresses them.
2. You Can Relax
The more relaxed you are, the more you will enjoy the moment, the better you are with everything. When you choose to travel last minute whether by a car or a plane, you get the peace of mind that you aren't missing any schedules or breaking any plans. The ability to do what you want, and to change what you want to change, is one of the greatest perks when traveling freely.
3. Live In The Moment
In most cases, life is always in a fast phase. We are always on a busy schedule trying to figure out which task to complete first. We never stop to breathe, to think, and to appreciate the moment. Its okay to put a pause in your busy life to enjoy the impulsive nature of last minute trips. Unscheduled holidays allow you to focus on the big picture instead of the small details.
4. Increase Physical Health
Multiple research has been done proving stress to be one of the major causes of coronary heart disease. Stress can take a serious toll in your physical and mental health. Taking a last minute trip can help you break away from the hassle of life and remember to re-connect with yourself and your well being.
5. Quality Time
A spontaneous trip can also help build some quality time with your loved ones. It can be a great time to build stronger bonds and to focus on your emotional health.
When things are unplanned, unexpected and unknown, it amplifies your creativity. Make the best of time, because time is the only thing you own. When you are clueless of which way fate will lead you, the only thing you have is now. Whatever tomorrow brings is not a worry, because you are alive and living today. Tomorrow is never promised.