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Success At Your Best
Getting away from it all isn’t an indulgence. When it comes to your health, it can
be just as important as feeling healthy, exercising, sleeping regularly and eating
right. Even just a weekend away can do wonders for your emotional, spiritual
and mental health. Dr. Victoria Burns explains why.
Whether you’re struggling
with a problem at work,
with your partner or
you’re just unhappy with
the way you’re living your
life, getting away for a
few days can help you see things more clearly.
Going to a new place
forces you to step outside
of yourself and focus on
something else. It’s a lot
harder to be sad or upset
about something when you are involved in a novel or
different environment than you’re used to.
Networking Factor: Traveling
can help you make
new people. These
new connections can
be important from a
business or networking sense but can also increase your
When we stick to the
same routine, we can
When our brains are used
to working in the same way, thinking outside the box may
not happen as easily. By stimulating our brains with new
experiences, we can yield new and fresh ideas.
Traveling increases your
exposure to culture and
diversity. This kind of
exposure can help you stay
a bit more open-minded and
help you deal better with all
kinds of different people.
special about people
who knew you during
a different period of your life. Seeing them again can
bring out parts of yourself that you may have forgotten,
or point out new parts of you that you haven’t quite
Bright Side: Travel can
help you appreciate things
and people you may take
for granted. Whether it’s
the beach, the sunny weather or that special person in
your life, spending a few days away can remind you how
important those things are in your life.
Vacationing is fun! And
we know that pleasant
experiences lead to
positive moods and
greater life satisfaction.
You work hard. Don’t you deserve to enjoy your life?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Victoria Burns earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Miami where she now teaches. As a therapist, professor & researcher, she’s
able to see the central and crucial role mental & emotional health plays in our daily lives.