Hey, Fellow Traveler! Today we’re going to play a game. Ready? It’s called the “Things I Don’t Have to Convince You Of” game. And while it’s really fun, it’s not very popular among stodgy grammar people. They prefer the “Things Of Which I Don’t Have to Convince You” game, which frankly isn’t as fun. (Sorry, stodgy grammar people.) So this is how we play: I say stuff that doesn’t take any convincing for you to believe. Ready? Okay, here we go:
· The sky is blue.
· Oxygen is necessary for survival.
· Puppies are cute.
· Brussel sprouts are gross.
· You are smart, witty, sensitive, and wildly good-looking. (I told you it was a fun game!)
· Travel is important to your physical health.
Oh dang, I thought I could trick you with that last one. You clearly don’t believe me! Travel really is important for your physical health, but I can see it’s going to take some convincing. So let’s start with a fun fact:
Yes, that said by 50%! Let’s keep reading some more fun facts:
No, your eyes are not deceiving you, not taking a vacation is literally killing you. Let’s read one more:
Yes, even sleep is improved on vacations. Is that because you allow yourself more time to sleep & allow better self-care on trips? I don’t know why, because even though we have this great online relationship, FT, I don’t know much about you.
Honestly, reading these statistics seem a little farfetched, but here’s why I think they’re not. (I’ll use one more statistic to prove my point.)
Vacations lower stress. And while this is not true of all trips (and certainly not true of the bad ones), I’d say it's true for the majority of trips. Even when you go to new places that might inherently be stressful, your stress lowers because you can be waaaaay more mindful. Everything looks prettier, shiner, smells more intriguing, sounds more exotic on a trip. It’s easy to be mindful in a new environment & it’s easy to have less stress on trips.
Want to make a positive change for your physical health? Travel more.
Now get out there and go!
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