Places to Visit for Rejuvenation of Body and Soul

Places to Visit for Rejuvenation of Body and Soul

by Stephanie Haywood of


Stress, anxiety, and depression can take over when we least expect it–and when we’re least prepared for it–and can cause disruptions in many areas of daily life, from sleeping to working to relationships. These feelings can be exacerbated by a hectic schedule, a poor diet, lack of exercise, and life events that can’t be helped, among other things, so it’s important to be proactive about keeping them at bay…or finding healthy ways to cope with them. According to HealthSherpa there are many ways you can go about doing this. 

One of the best ways to cope is to spend some time out in nature or exploring new places. If you’re fortunate enough to be close to beautiful natural wonders, beaches, and historic sites, all of these can help you deal with feelings of stress and depression in their own way. And don’t be afraid to travel if you don’t have anything around you that makes you happy. There are countless apps that can help you organize your trip to make it easy, less stressful, and fun.

In the following article presented below by Incredible Towns, you’ll find ideas of places to visit when you’re feeling low, whether you want to be alone or are looking for a place to spend a day with your family or friends.


Visit some waterfalls

Sometimes when you’re in the throes of depression, it can be difficult to find the energy to get outside or to workout, yet those things are exactly what you should do in order to feel better. There are many lovely places to go when you need a little rejuvenation, and visiting a waterfall can be delightful, between the soothing sounds of the water, and the beauty of the falls. Many are located near additional scenic views and hiking trails. Why not take a picnic and make a day of it? Best Life lists 15 spectacular waterfalls as possibilities, and you can find more by searching for waterfalls in your state.


Head to other waters

Whether you want to go sailing or spend a day at the beach there are many options for enjoying the water. State and national parks offer mile after mile of rapids for rafting, canoeing, or kayaking and lovely beaches where you can explore and relax can be found on lake fronts as well as the coast. Wading or fishing in a mountain stream can be a rejuvenating experience.


Get to the mountains

Many people find the mountains to be a great place to refresh their spirits. You can do everything from enjoy the scenery to visit a wildlife sanctuary to take a tour through a historic area. Wildflower walks, evening hikes for star-gazing, and in the fall, viewing the colorful leaves all make enjoyable outings. If you can’t make it to the mountains, you can enjoy viewing the heavens at a local observatory, or do both. If you have kids, visiting for a long weekend can provide time to try many activities, from water parks to seasonal festivals. If rain sets in, you can also use this opportunity to reach your kids about storms and how to spot them. This is an excellent skill to have if they develop an ongoing love of camping and the outdoors.


Indulge in some art

You may not automatically think about trips to art museums as rejuvenating, but works of art, from classical to modern can be very enjoyable and give you a new perspective. Spending time in the hushed quiet of a museum, admiring gorgeous pieces of art or artifacts, can help you focus on the positives even during a particularly low period in your life. Many museums are child-friendly and can be fun for your entire family.


Get weird

Specialty, or niche museums can be fascinating and fun. You can be sure that spending some time at the National Museum of Roller Skating or a museum chock full of interesting dog collars will be inspiring. Other unusual attractions, such as decorated folk art environments and quirky historic buildings can be entertaining, while reminding you that the world is bigger and more fascinating than the little corner that you normally occupy. 

Outdoor activities, sports events, historic sites, beauty in art and nature, along with cultural festivals can expand your worldview, and lift your spirit. It can be difficult to cope with feelings of anxiety and depression, but finding ways to help yourself feel better will allow you to handle those feelings in the moment, when they come, rather than focusing on the past or future.

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