Travelling Is Good For Our Well Being 

"The stress of work and daily demands can distract us from what we find to be actually meaningful and interesting," 

says Dr. Tamara McClintock Greenberg, a San Francisco-based clinical psychologist.

When we're stuck in the rat race taking the children to school, going to work, making dinner, doing the washing, starting over it's hard to find the time for a holiday but travel is very important for your well being. Even just a weekend break will give you that sense of refreshment.  Here are our top 5 reasons why travel is good for your well being and why Winchester should be your top destination.

1: Travel makes you happy

Going through your daily routine without a holiday to look forward to can maybe make all your hard work seem for nothing. Life only happens once for each individual and the best motto is 'work to live, don't live to work'. There are so many aspects to travelling that enhance our happiness simply from searching which beautiful cottage to stay in to looking back on the photos of all the cool things you did. Whether you have just one big blow out to a long haul destination or four or five mini UK breaks, we all have our different travel styles and budgets. Winchester is an upcoming hot spot for UK city breaks boasting a rich art and theatre culture, an expansive food scene and an Instagrammers dream for architecture. Keep the organising simple by booking an A,D8 UK Ltd property and have all your Winchester travel questions answered.

2. Travel relieves stress

A study done by The American Psychological Association showed that travelling aides your ability to handle stress by removing us from sources of anxiety and difficult emotions. Leaving behind the pile of washing, leaving your laptop at home so work cannot contact and spoiling yourself by eating out on holiday combats many of the daily stresses we all have to deal with. Book in a spa break at The Winchester Hotel & Spa to soothe all the stresses away in a relaxing full body massage or simply make full use of their pool and hot tub facilities. Check out their special offers to save some money. 

3. Travel broadens your mind towards others

The travel site Momondo did a study showing that 76 percent of people surveyed say travelling has made them more tolerant, trusting, and accepting of others. It's easy to get caught up in daily news, Facebook, and celebrity media coverage but practising some mindfulness can strip back your influenced persona and get back to the core you. Going on holiday away from your social hub and taking a break from television can ground you back to reality allowing you to meet new people and new cultures.  Thrive Cafe and Wellbeing, Winchester,  run  well being and mindfulness courses as well as yoga. If a mindfulness course is not up your street then perhaps just pop in to their cafe and have a delicious coffee and a piece of cake. Surely that's mindful too?

4. Travel enhances your creativity

We all have a creative side to us that can get lost under mounds of paperwork and responsibilities. Life is short and there is no point being the richest person in the graveyard. Travel and explore your creativeness once again. Studies show that there is a link between taking trips and activating your creativity. New cultures, new architecture, new alternative ways of living can send your mind into an artistic explosion. Winchester, although only an hour from London, has a slower pace of life, some beautiful ancient buildings, cobbled streets and quirky shops. It is the ideal escape for a short break when you feel you can't fit in a 2 week £10,000 holiday in the Maldives! Visit The Colour Factory and explore their gallery then join a workshop and release your inner Picasso!

5. Travel can enhance relationships

Whether you're travelling solo, with your partner or your family travel will improve your relationships. If you love to travel solo and have your holiday your way you'll return with some fresh conversation topics and experiences to share with your friends, colleagues and family, hopefully encouraging them to also leave the nest for a short time. Travelling with your partner can increase relationship satisfaction building new memories and a new photo album to look back on. Treat yourselves to a romantic Michelin starred dinner at The Black Rat, Winchester, to top off a romantic weekend. Getting away with all the family is a time to put the phones down and connect again on a personal family level. Memories made with your children are one's they will never forget. They will be saying, 'remember that time we went to the Winchester Planetarium and there was that amazing 360 degrees cinema?'

Considering a staycation?... 

For the ultimate wellbeing self-care trip you must stay at No.79 Tower Street, Winchester. This gorgeous designer property hits all the nails on the head to relieve stress, enhance creativity, strengthen relationships and be happy. The luxurious plush interiors will guarantee a massive sigh of relief when you hit that sofa knowing your holiday has begun. With two bedrooms the full family will fit so bring along the teenagers and rekindle those family bonds. This property has all the amenities including WiFi so you can post online the beautiful photos of your holiday property. Remember to tag @AD8Winchester!

No.79 Tower Street is in the heart of city centre meaning all the shops and restaurants are in walking distance. The Winchester Hotel & Spa is just an 8 minute walk away so remember to pack your swimming kit. This is the perfect Winter escape so book your accommodation now as this property is highly sought after!