by Murray Heintz, Registered Psychologist


The adage “A change is as good as a rest” holds a certain amount of wisdom. Change and new experiences can create many benefits on many levels.

New experiences have a direct impact on our brain power. They create new neural links, which in turn enhance our cognitive function and memory.

New exercises create a sense of novelty and excitement that can reduce stress and anxiety. It can also increase creativity and improve creative problem-solving.

Stepping into new places, meeting new people, and experiencing new things can be transformative. It’s a journey of personal growth and self-improvement, boosting our confidence and self-esteem.

New experiences can also change or improve our perspective on our lives and circumstances. We are better able to reframe life’s challenges and view things more objectively with a broadened perspective.

Exposure to new circumstances can also increase our adaptability to challenges in other areas of our lives when they occur.

Exposure to new places and people increases our social skills and ability to interact with and appreciate others.

Change can also improve our overall happiness levels by providing us with a sense of excitement and fulfillment.

If you find depression, anxiety, or the everyday monotony wearing you down, consider what you can change or what new experiences you can have. It does not always have to be an expensive holiday or spending money. Change can be anything that creates a new experience for you.

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