How long has it been since you and your besties took a trip? The answer is most likely “too long ago” and it’s time to do something about that because according to science, girls’ trips are great for your mental health.
Not only would a weekend away with your best friends give you a welcome break from the stresses of daily life, one has found spending time with friends boosts the production of oxytocin, the so-called “love” hormone. Oxytocin is released when we’re in positive social situations and makes us feel trusting and happy, so it offsets depressed and anxious feelings.
And if you need more reasons to pack your bags with your BFFs, science has them. Having friends who will take a vacation with you can also help you live longer.Research has shown that not having social relationships can shorten a lifespan and even worse? According to one study, a lack of social connections is as bad for our health as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day!
So all of this means we all need some girlfriend getaway time ASAP. If you’ve been thinking about meeting up with your besties for a girls’ weekend, science says you really should.