There’s no way of denying the fact that each one of us goes through the low phases of life, and often struggle hard to overcome them. While for some, it’s a moderate situation with on & off phases of sadness, guilt, lack of confidence etc., for others, it’s more grave, leading to chronic depression where one can’t concentrate in anything, keeps being lost or constantly ponders of past mistakes, trying to find out answers to questions which have no sense!

‘Depression’ is a sort of mental illness that was regarded as a taboo till the last couple of decades when people would keep themselves in a box, and never talk about things that bother them to a great extent. But with the change in time, the trend has changed and now, the remedy for ‘depression’ is to talk rather than to sulk.

By talking, I don’t mean verbal conversation all the time, but it can be any mode of expression. One can seek help from colors and a paintbrush, to pour out the grief, or can write a poem and give it a tune to express the sorrow through a song. There are different ways to let your feelings flow, and traveling on the unknown trails, to explore the bigger world as well as to delve deep inside one’s own mind and body, is just another remedy! And being a sufferer myself, I know how much traveling can help during such phases.

J King of the Center for Cultural Studies and Analysis talked about the stress-relieving abilities of travel and mentioned, “With a short list of activities each day, freed up from the complexities of ongoing projects and relationships, the mind can reset, as does the body, with stress relief being the main outcome.”

Stepping out of the known circumference and exploring a newer side to oneself is the best solution to shed off the pessimism. Here’s why traveling helps me to fight against depression and gives me positive vibes to face a new day!

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