Traveling anywhere in the world can be fun, but the sunshine just makes life seem so much better. When the days are bright, warm and long you feel more positive about life in general, your whole aura and outlook change. If you live somewhere that is cold and dark quite a lot of the time it can soon start to get you down, which can lead to poor mental health and ultimately depression. The sun naturally contains a vitamin source called vitamin D. Not getting enough vitamin D in your daily diet and therefore having a deficiency could lead to other problems such as osteoporosis. Not seeing the sun can leave you feeling blue and at risk of getting sads disease, which stands for seasonal affective disorder.
Experience more in the Sunshine
When the sun is shining and it is warm you just feel like you can do more activities, and realistically you can. Bad weather can be a hindrance to many outdoor-based activities and pursuits, and it is definitely nicer taking a long walk or riding a bike in the sun than it is in the rain. So what is stopping you? You have no excuse now, so get out there and try all those things that you have been putting off due to bad weather.
Feel Good and Look Good
The sun and warmer climate make you feel better and look better. Your natural glow comes through and you will get a lovely tan that shows off where you have been. There is no doubt the sun makes you feel really good and can put a smile on your face especially if you live somewhere such as England where it rains a lot. The warmth that you get makes you feel good too and can benefit you if you are suffering from any health conditions. Warmer climates are better for sufferers of conditions such as arthritis.
It is easier to get fit and healthy when the sun is shining as you don’t want to eat lots of heavy meals, and you want to look good in those gorgeous summer clothes you have been waiting all year to wear. Practicing yoga or pilates in the warm sunshine will leave you feeling more whole and complete than perhaps practicing when at home in a cold and uninspiring blank white room.
Time to Relax
In warmer weather, it is good just to take time out and relax. To unwind and focus on your wellbeing and health. This includes focusing on your mental health and wellbeing. Relaxing in warmer climates is easier to do and something that feels more natural, as you cannot get too stressed and worked up in any form of heat as you would overheat and most likely end up feeling faint. As well as being able to relax, you can rejuvenate and refresh your batteries. This is especially true if you have a busy life and you never get any real-time for yourself. Practice meditation in the sunshine, even if it is just for 15 minutes in the morning and you will soon start to feel more complete and ready to tackle anything life throws at you.
Reconnect under the Sun
Being out in the sun and warmth can provide you with the opportunity to reconnect with nature and focus on what is important to you and those around you. Taking time out to focus on where you have been and where you are going is easier to do when sitting outside bathing in the sun’s rays. Reading novels, inspirational quotes, and travel logs will help you enjoy and relish the moment, read these to get you started and let your mind wander and see where it takes you. Giving your brain a break is very good for your mental health and wellbeing, allowing you to shut off for a bit and hit the disconnect button.
Get in Touch with Nature
The sunshine encourages you to leave the four walls you are staying in and get outdoors to embrace and get lost in the beauty that is surrounding you. Losing yourself and embracing all creatures great and small going about their daily lives is something you can naturally do when it is warm and something great to do with other like-minded individuals.
Being warm and feeling the sun on your face is like nothing else in the world, it is a feeling that no amount of money can buy. Traveling through warmer and sunnier climates you will notice people are friendlier and happier, and this is something that you should adopt moving forward with your life and travels.