Desperate for a trip to the beach but can’t justify the expense? Well guess what, not only is it beneficial to you, science actually says it is good for your brain. Do you think it’s just a coincidence that Hawaii is so often voted the happiest state to live in?
Being near a large body of blue water immediately distresses you and relaxes you into a meditative state. (source) If you combine that with the tranquility of the ocean waves, you will feel so peaceful.
In fact the lucky ones that live near a coast are in overall better health not just emotionally, but their overall general health. (source)
“Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves’ frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state.” says Richard Shuster, PsyD, a clinical psychologist.
So how are you going to afford this glorious trip to the beach? For starters, for every birthday and holiday you might receive a gift for, I would ask that they grab a Southwest Airlines gift card right on Amazon. Start saving those up!
Next, check out my 6 month vacation savings challenge (totally free) to get $1,250 saved up for your next vacay.
Need help convincing someone you totally NEED a vacation? Maybe sharing this with them will help change their mind.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.