1. Enhances creativity
Exposure to new environments can stimulate creativity and “out of the box” thinking. Over time, our brains can become stuck in certain ways of thinking. These cognitive ruts can keep us from looking at the bigger picture or from seeing things from different perspectives.
Holidays knock these ruts loose as we need to be flexible outside our comfort zones and adapt to unfamiliar surroundings. This creative adaptability (also known as neuroplasticity) is a useful skill for our brains and can encourage us to think in different, more diverse ways even after the holiday has ended. Bringing this creativity back home to our work and personal lives allows it to multiply and become more fully integrated into our personality.