8 POWERFUL BENEFITS OF WRITING YOUR TRAVEL MEMORIES
We all love to read about our travel adventures and see special travel photos that just bring smile to our face. Yes, writing about your travel can definitely boost your mood. But there are also other 7 reasons why you should keep on writing your travel stories during and after your travel.
1. Reduces stress
It is proven. Writing about your experiences is an incredible stress management tool, a good-for-you habit that lessens impact of physical stressors on your health. And especially writing about great ones and also not-so-good ones during the travel. Writing down your feelings acts as a release and can be very cleansing. If you are able to put your anxieties, frustrations, fears down, then you are less likely to harbor them inside.
2. Keeps your memory sharp
During travel we get in touch with so many new things: new smells, new tastes of food, different architecture, we meet so many new and different people .. At the end of travel we are packed with so many informations that could be easily lost. By writing down experiences, feelings, small anecdotes, details and thoughts you have had throughout your travel, your brain is more likely to store that information. Your brain will make stronger connections with that information and you will have an easier time recalling it.
3. Boost your mood
Try writing about your life on a road and bring yourself some good energy. Writing your memories down can improve your mood and give you a greater sense of overall emotional well-being and happiness. Especially writing about travel, memories that you want to save forever so you can bring them alive and that can boost your mood even in years after your travel.
4. Strengthens Emotional Functions
They say that when we travel, we are changing. Our perspective of the world is shifting, our fears are breaking, we create different relationship with different cultures. It is proven that those who write about their experiences become more in tune with their health by connecting with inner needs and desires. Writing about your feelings and personal thoughts evokes mindfulness and helps remain present while keeping perspective, it provides a greater sense of confidence and self-identity, it can help in the management of personal adversity and change.
5. Inspire creativity
Everyone is creative. And we can keep our travel memories in many different creative ways. Maybe just writing keywords about travel, new words in language you have learned, maybe just writing names and nicknames of new people you meet, keeping photos in some unique order and way, or maybe creating long story with all the details. This is a place to write down anything that comes to mind. Keeping a diary is a great way to help your creativity flourish.
6. Keeps you organized
Diaries help keep your thoughts organized and comprehensible. By creating more travel memories that are specific to certain topics, places you have been, you can organize and archive your experiences even more. Journals can take you back to that year you spent backpacking, they can remind you of a feelings of excitement and open-minded spirit, and its easy to find them when you have them organised.
7. Allows yourself to self-reflect and grow
To quote Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Our lives can become very hectic. And travel time is one of the most intense times, because we daily consume, feel, experience so many new things. Writing about this a way to take a step back from all of that and reflect on yourself. You may begin to see patterns in your behavior, or in the behavior of others. The benefits of writing are that you are able to look back at pages you’ve written and think about how you’ve changed, discover things you want to change or decide on things you need to change.
8. Helps you achieve your goals
It is known that you are more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. By keeping a memories where you write also your thoughts about things you want more to do, to feel, to change, you are going to achieve those much more quicker. Your list of small and big goals will stay with your unconsciousness, and it is just matter of time when they will come true.