The Travel Plans You Need to Make in 2018 to Be a Happier Person
Four trips that will make you happier this year.
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens may not be as effective as planning a trip or spending time with friends when it comes to establishing long-lasting happiness.
It’s commonly known that possessions are not as effective as experiences when attempting to create a well-rounded sense of satisfaction and happiness. Those who aim to make 2018 a year filled with happiness would be well-advised to plan travel with deeper intentions this year.
Idea #1: Behavioral scientists have consistently proven that individual happiness is linked to the happiness of those around us. Embarking on vacation with friends and family (when everybody is in a good mood) can do wonders for deepening connections. Book a family vacation or a getaway with friends to feel the happiness grow.
Idea #2: Although, sometimes the opposite may hold true and meeting strangers could increase life satisfaction. Travelers who want to meet new people can book a group trip by themselves for an easy way to make new friends while traveling. Some people even report meeting a romantic interest on these trips.
Idea #3: Mastering a new skill is also an effective way to increase long-term happiness. Consider booking an immersion trip to learn a new language, an adventure trip to improve skills in skiing or scuba, or a science-based excursion to help out with field research.
Idea #4: Psychologists believe that volunteering can help a person feel more satisfaction in their lives. Even Aristotle famously said that the essence of life is “to serve others and to do good.” Travelers who want to explore a new part of the world while giving back can sign up for a “voluntourism” trip, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at a school, or spending time at a senior center in rural America.