10 life-changing reasons to stay by the ocean

10 life-changing reasons to stay by the ocean

For anyone who spend some time by the sea, you’ll already notice that it does something for your mind and soul.
We are more connected with ourselves when are free.

Free to travel, to live.

Maybe it’s just me.. but living by the ocean might just do that for you.

It’s the reason why people from first world countries move to places like Thailand or Bali. Why live a weekend every few months on a holiday when you can just move there and like every day like a vacation.

1. Lower cost, lower stress

though this is not a ‘travel’ article, if you wake up by the beach with a view in a country you love, with no stresses about money due the big currency difference you normally make.. you’ll be happier. That’s a guarantee. Go live a little!

2. Wake up to a view

Is it just me.. or do I not like to live in a small room, spending most of my life there just cause I need to work a 9-5 job that takes me a 1-2 hours to commute there. Or.. I could just work online and wake up at any part of the world I want to.

3. Build a habit

If you live by the ocean, you’ll naturally gravitate towards it. You go out more often. For walks, for some sunlight or exercise. It’s like having a personal home gym with a view!

4. Skincare

Ocean water contains a significantly higher amount of minerals, including sodium, chloride, sulphate, magnesium and calcium. This is why it’s highly useful for skin conditions such as psoriasis. If you ever wondered why your skin is better after every visit to the beach..


If you live by the ocean, it is like having a personal pool. Most of our habits are build off convenience. Exercising has great benefits for your mind, more often working out natural environments has been shown to have greater benefits for mental health than at the gym or indoors.


  • Our breathing pattern in the ocean stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the system that controls organ function and quiets your brain. If you are an anxious person by nature, you should give this a try!
  • The weightlessness of the water has a calming effect on the mind
  • If you are interested in this topic, do give water therapy a quick google!

“It’s not going to be any great surprise to you that people relax,”

– Mathew White, an environmental psychologist at Exeter.

6. Improved immunity system

If you are in the self-improvement space, you’ll see this constant ‘meme’ to take cold showers. The reason why it is constantly rehashed in every article you see.. it’s because it works.

7. Helps with sore muscles

If you have heard of Epsom salts, the seawater does the same for you.

8. Sea water prevents insomnia and reduces depressive symptoms

If you made the habit to start swimming often, you’ll see those effects.

9. Reduced anxiety

10. New experiences

If you took the leap to move to a place, chances are you’ll meet new people.. do new things. Your life will change when you make moves!