Studies Say Travelling Makes You Happier Than Getting Married or Having A Baby
5Many said they would sacrifice their home improvement plans for a vacation
56% said they would prefer travelling and going on vacation than buy new gadgets while 48% said that travelling made them happier and fulfilling than improving their home, something with which they were willing to forego just to spend the amount on travelling and visit new and exciting places.
6Even planning a vacation improves our emotional well-being.
Among the volunteers, 72% said that even planning a vacation made them feel happy and 80% felt excited by just looking at a map and choosing places they would like to visit. Out of 10 respondents, 6 received a mood boost reading hotel reviews and dreaming about future trips
Surprisingly, for 72% of the respondents, it’s enough just to start planning a vacation to feel happier. For example, 80% feel more excited when they just look at a map and choose places they’d like to visit. More than 50% of the respondents said that the biggest mood lifter was shopping for clothes to wear on vacation.
7Besides the study, research has found how travel can benefit you.
Boost self-confidence by dealing with unexpected situations
Sooner or later, people need to deal with an unexpected situation on the road or during their travels. In spite of planning a trip, you never know when things may take a different turn but there is always a solution and that knowledge that you can find a way to deal with the problem improves and uplifts confidence and happiness.
8Happiness is infectious
When you travel to different locations and experience new cultures and meet new people it can have a huge effect. Seeing people who may be poor and better off than you smiling and cheerful makes you introspect your own life and realize how much you have to be happy and thankful for. Facing beaming smiling children can be infectious and a good one to take home.