What Traveling Does to Your Brain
Aside from being able to post travel photos on your social media accounts, traveling has an effect on your brain which then gives you a string of benefits such as improved work performance, genuine happiness, creativity and more.
In a study, traveling was found out to bring the best in you. Whether you are getting over a loss or feel like there’s no point in living, traveling will make you realize a thing or two.
Traveling gives you refreshing new surroundings and a break from your boring daily routine. It can give you a new inspiration. You can think better. You are better!
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A recent study from the Academy of Management Journal found that people who worked overseas were more imaginative and inspired than those who stayed in the U.S. Why? It’s all about cultural immersion.
“People who integrate a new culture into their identities are more creative in the long run,” William Maddux, Ph.D., the study’s lead author, tells BuzzFeed Life.
His logic: Doing as the locals do for an extended period of time opens up your mind, forcing you to think in different ways and bounce around between different ideas. It’s a concept scientists very fancily refer to as “cognitive flexibility.” And the more ~cognitively flexible~ you are, the more creative you will be.
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