Trust me: travel more and your doctor will be happy. Your parents are trying to make you live the life they want?
Be sure to get in touch with your physician, they might recommend some medication to accompany you in your travels, especially if you're heading to regions of the globe with potentially dangerous diseases. We tend to be so caught up in our daily lives that sometimes by simply sticking around we may cause more harm than good. How long do you think you can handle this pressure before you burst and everything falls apart?
I'm sure that you will develop a new set of skills that you didn't suspect you had within you.
Being more understanding and tolerant about a culture different than ours is part of being smarter, but I consider it as a benefits of traveling in itself.
Of course, it's not a foolproof cure, but it might help you feel better, both physically and psychologically.
Traveling more is likely to have a tremendous impact on your mental well-being, especially if you're no used to going out of your comfort zone.
That being said, including a few stories from abroad is likely to grant you even more attention.
Mentioning something that most people aren't familiar with or bring a new perspective is always a good way to shine in a social situation.
Setting up a list of places you want to visit is extremely motivating. I'm currently working on my own bucket list, and I think I'll never see the end of it, with all these amazing destinations.
The benefit of traveling to a new place is that it forces you to face the unknown and think differently. If you live in a large city, just going on a hike over the weekend will make you feel different.