For most people travel is synonymous with holidays, but research has shown that traveling has shown plenty of unique positive results in many aspects, and has proven effective for personal and professional development, and also as a means of improving our general health condition.
Traveling is one of the most fun and simple ways to stimulate creativity. This has been closely observed by experts from Columbia Business School. Results showed that many of the experiences acquired by people from traveling outside of their natural environment contribute to the development of innovative, out-of-the-box thinking, a great addition to the skills necessary for career advancement. The results showed how the professional experience we obtain abroad can be a critical catalyst for innovation and innovation.
However, in order to maximize the positive impact on creativity, the real and profound experience that comes from travel is essential. Foreign experiences increase cognitive flexibility, depth and integrity of thinking, and the ability to make deep connections with different people. The key critical process is multicultural commitment and adaptation. A person who lives abroad and is not very involved in local culture gets less of a creative impulse.
Trips and traveling help a person grow and become more open to everything new. People who have spent some time abroad acquire effective tools in personal development, more specificaly in the direction of personal openness and emotional stability. Other studies have proven this theory by comparing a group of people with personal differences. The research over one academic year analyzed the impact of student residence abroad. The experience involved people who were studying in other countries through educational programs, including students who preferred to study in their country of origin.
Those who are used to making time for traveling invest in this way in their health. According to studies, women who go on a trip at least 2 times a year are at significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who go on a trip every six years or less, Over the past 20 years, women between the ages of 45 and 64 have been women. The results were valid even after important factors such as blood pressure were taken into consideration. Another study showed that women who go on trips twice a year are at a lesser risk of depression than those who do not go on trips.
Men who go on vacation once a year reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 30% and the risk of death by 20% compared to those who do not travel often, according to these research.
Traveling is also a unique catalyst for cognitive abilities, as well as a good complement to brain health. Frequent travelers go through new experiences during trips, activities that increase brain health, such as the need to deal in an unknown environment, having to read a map or planning cultural sightseeing. Neurosurgery says that travel is a good medicine and offers the brain new and different experiences that will support brain health and strengthen its sustainability.
Last but not least, our trips change our perceptions, give new insights into humanity and give us confidence in other people around us, especially when we share cultural experiences. When people have experienced being in other countries, the so-called “public confidence” or their general belief in humanity develops and grows gradually. When we engage in other cultures we begin to experiment with different people, and we notice that most people treat us in similar ways and this creates an increase in trust between humans.