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Travelling / Taking a break from life as a way of treating depression
Has anyone ever done it? For example, you had a crap job or no job, hated your education or wasn’t doing any, didn’t have a good love life/social life and was getting so down about life, and decided to one day leave your normal life to go travelling somewhere for a certain amount of time?
I figure it probably wouldn’t help people who have severe/chemical depression very much, but I’m wondering if there’s many people who had depression mainly triggered by bad circumstances, which then got better after they took a good break which allowed them to have a breather and think about things, and be in a different and more positive environment around more positive people?
I’m really interested to hear some stories, both good and bad, about what you did and how it helped, short term or long term.
And before someone says something like “go see a doctor for your depression”, yes I’ve done that several times but they’re not really helping me much, and so I’m trying to find other ways to help myself get better. I’m really considering doing a working holiday in Australia, as I think it could cheer me up and will probably do it soonish if I manage to get the money for it.
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