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Gen X Talk #9: Does Traveling Makes Us Much Happier?

Does traveling make us happier? According to the scientific research conducted at Cornell University, when we travel, we experience the same happiness as when we purchase something new and exciting. But traveling is better because the memories of the trip continue to make us happy when the happiness of purchasing something new, the happiness tend to diminish right after the purchase. 

From my experience, I would say that the researchers at Cornell University are on to something. I personally do enjoy traveling more than purchasing material items. I’ve learned to enjoy experiences over items. If I would purchase a new vacation on a weekly basis, I would. This ties into my podcast on “The Importance of Vacations and Why You Really Need to Take Them.” If you have not had a chance to check out episode #9, click the title to listen.

I found this article fascinating from Daily Health Post Editorial titled: “Scientists Say That Traveling Makes Us Much Happier Than Any Material Wealth.” Click the title to check out the article. Even though my mother taught me about vacationing as a child, I did just learn that taking vacations is an important part of self-care. The article list’s other things you can do for long-lasting happiness. Check it out. 

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