In Japan, this feeling of work restlessness may lead to Karoshi, death from work overload. In the 1970s, the work culture of the country was so strong that there was a need to coin a specific term for people who succumbed to heart failure or strokes caused by long and exhausting working days.
That is not to say that working late or at weekends is completely unacceptable – arguably being flexible is a very much appreciated feature, but making it a lifestyle is not sustainable both physically and mentally.
The importance of travelling to unwind
That’s where travelling comes in handy.
We don't set the alarm clock, we sleep until late, we drink our first morning coffee while sitting and not on our way from home to the subway or in front of the computer. We come back late in the evening and there are no obligations or duties. We can finally relax completely and be happier. When we travel, it’s our habits and thoughts that change, and so does our own lifestyle.
Should we feel particularly stressed, the ideal would be to immerse ourselves completely in nature, moving away from the city and the concrete jungle. Why not, maybe a nice adventure holiday to leave the comfort zone and to put ourselves to the test in new situations. Regardless of the type of trip, the important thing is to leave, to reset everything and to return regenerated.
Make travelling part of your routine
Furthermore, travelling improves problem-solving skills.