In this day and age, life can quickly become extremely busy and overwhelming. It may seem like you are lacking in your work, you are constantly tired, or just feeling unhappy for no apparent reason.
It is time to pack your bags and go on that girl’s trip with your friends that you have been postponing for so long. You would be surprised at what a few days away from the norm with best friends can do for your mental health.
As much as we love spending time with our families, sometimes friends understand our situations way better. PopSugar posted a science article showing that having close girlfriends in your life leads to a happier and longer life expectancy.
Here are seven reasons from thriveglobal why you should take a girls road trip:
It gives you a chance to recharge:
As a woman, you are constantly thinking about your career, being a wife or mother and when travelling with your girls, it gives you a chance to let your hair down and be you completely. Women are constantly multi-tasking and need the chance to focus on themselves.
A great amount of rest and relaxation are important points in a balanced lifestyle. This reminds women that they always have constant support from their friends if they are feeling like the world is crumbling down around them.
A chance to reconnect:
To sit with your girlfriends and reminisce about life as kids, at school or even the life events from when you met till now are great ways to have some laughs and reflect on how far you all have come together.
Women use girls’ trips to bond and soon you will realise that you are not alone or the only one in the loop of experiences, challenges and triumphs that you face in life.
A road trip can repair your health and mental wellness:
A vacation gives you the opportunity to work on your body, mind and soul. This can be done at a wellness retreat center or resort. Activities can include yoga, meditation, hiking and spa treatments.
It is advised to turn off all technological devices and focus on the friends who are with you.
It gives you a chance to experience new things:
Break out of your comfort zone, who and what you are to explore new cultures, places and food. Take it as an opportunity to do something that you never thought you could do such as bungee jumping or zip lining, trying sushi for the first time or exploring a new hiking trail. Make it your own with a bucket list and see what you can tick off along the way.
Lastly, it is always important to have fun:
Loads of laughter, food, friendships and love are key points in what can make a girls road trip fun. It may take a lot of planning with work, family, school or life always getting in the way, but book the calendar months in advance and promise yourself to make it a priority to happen.
Here is a playlist that you could play while on your trip to sing along to with your girlfriends: