WAY TO WELLNESS #36
According to a professor at Columbia Business School, visiting a new place and immersing yourself in their local environment increases your cognitive flexibility. It also enhances “depth and integration of thought,” boosting your creativity. It’s important to note that traveling stimulates creativity only when you engage with the local culture of that place. Merely visiting a new city or a country isn’t going to cut it.
You may have a local historical society or community landmark within a 15 minute drive of you that you have never explored. We naturally assume we have to go far away to have access to new things, but the truth is that if we look, we will find things to learn about right in our own backyard.
Do some investigating and find something tourist-y that you’ve overlooked or under-appreciated in your area.