New Year, New You and Why Sailing Is the Best Pick Me Up Tonic
Happy New Year and welcome to 2018 from all of us at Dream Yacht Charter! Like us, perhaps you’ve turned your mind to setting yourself some goals for the year in a quest for self-improvement. We’re here to tell you that improving your wellbeing could be much easier and more enjoyable than you think!
If you feel exhausted after the chaotic holidays, you might need a serious recharge to get yourself fired up again. Luckily, the great outdoors and sailing is a fantastic way to boost your mental and physical health.
Whether you want to hone your skills with a bareboat charter or indulge in a by the cabin all-inclusive experience, you can immerse yourself in the elements and the vast expanse of sea and sky and nature – the very things that ground us on Earth. Still not convinced sailing can give you the boost you need? Read on…
Revel in your sense of awe
The power of nature is astounding and even looking at pictures of stunning landscapes can help restore your mental energy, studies have found. Seeing the wonders of the natural world for yourself can make you appreciate its sheer vastness and complexity, which in turn, provides a feeling of awe that triggers a mental boost. We’ve got +45 destinations that are all awe-inspiring, from the most remote Caribbean islands to unforgettable hongs in Thailand.
Water power for positivity
A university study has shown water can play a vital role in our psychological wellbeing as its negative ions are natural antidepressants. Swimming multiplies the impact, as it releases endorphins. While on a yacht charter, it’s super easy to jump in the water and float your worries away.
Keep illness at bay
Getting into work early and leaving late can be seriously bad for your health as you may not be getting enough vitamin D. All you need is around 15 minutes of sunlight each day without sunscreen to help ward off vitamin D deficiency (although you need to wear sunscreen the rest of the time outdoors in the sun). This can also reduce the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, flu and even some cancers.
Rediscover your concentration
Less time in front of screens and at a desk means fewer demands on your time. Neuroscientists have warned that every time you multitask there is a cognitive cost. When on a charter, you will have the time to focus on the task at hand, whether that is hoisting your sail or simply choosing where to eat.
Let go of stress
Being outdoors and relaxing in natural environments rather than urban locations can boost your mood, lower your heart rate and cortisol levels and reduce stress, research indicates. So make sure your charter itinerary has plenty of opportunities to stop off so you can kick off your shoes and sink your feet into soft sand, clear waters or lush grass. Learn to enjoy the moment.