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March 4, 2021 Headline News, Medical Tourism 1 Comment Email Email

On the bright side, significant vaccine developments are proving to be the silver lining for travel enthusiasts looking to take the edge off the disenchanted pandemic affairs.

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Let us examine how executing much-awaited travel plans can prove helpful for mental health.

Unwinding stress and tension

While periodic vacations have primarily emerged as a tool to savour new experiences, the associated travel benefits are so much more than sightseeing. Tourism is a way of life that promotes unloading the baggage of worries and provides analgesic effects to the ailments of minds.

From planning the travel itineraries to relishing the exhilarating episodes at new spots, tourism staves off the stress from occupying the minds. While fantasizing about the long-awaited journey, the troubled nights at bay, revisiting the travel memoirs can boost happiness and satisfaction. The change in settings, along with reduced work pressure, can help in clearing minds,

A psychological rehab

Travel has not just remained a means of repose or adventure as the healthcare industry integrates it in the mechanism to cure depression and other psychological diseases. While many disagree that tourism could be an alternative to professional healthcare assistance, travel indeed has become an integral part of the healthcare industry.

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Studies suggest that depression cases have exacerbated as the pandemic-induced paranoia grips people. Fear, pressure, and loss of interests are some critical symptoms of psychological conditions that are repeatedly triggered by staying in original settings and having similar encounters.

On the other hand, travelling offers an escape from the troubled replays providing sufficient time for the curative restoration. Many have found that therapeutics works better when the mind is relaxed, thereby accelerating the recovery process.

Highlights different orientation 

Life sometimes seems to be stalled at points, and one might not be able to discern new opportunities for growth or progress. The situation can be overwhelming, taking a toll on mental health and impede personal growth. COVID-19 pandemic further aggravated the dilemma significantly when the economic downfall trimmed down opportunities and remote working shrunk our capacity to identify prospects.

At this juncture, unplugging from the repetitive life patterns can help to pinpoint growth prospects that remained in oblivion amid mundane events. Tourism is full of rich experiences and opens avenues in new directions.

When coming across a range of new cultures, industries, and ways of life, one can integrate several various aspects of growth and living, helping to stay connected with

Allows to better connect with people

While the family has remained a building block to shape people’s character, social interactions refine personalities and ensure a sense of progress. As per Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory, esteem needs, often connected to recognition and strength in the social context, occupies a higher ladder than the need for belongingness and love.

It seems like COVID-19 has strengthened the family bond at the cost of social interaction and acknowledgment. While the economic reopening is gradually upscaling our social lives, it might take significant time to return to normal.

Travel at this point can press the fast-forward button to accelerate social connection. Significantly, meeting new people with diverse backgrounds throughout the journey helps in mastering the art to develop interpersonal relationships, considered important for mental health. 

 

 

Source: Kalkine Media

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  1. gnits says:

    ….the study report is for soft in the middle peeps…. what about those in jail… do they suffer from mental health issues, depressions, deprived growth progress and social interactions…. tell you what… you decide to be happy …and if you cannot travel then go to parks, beaches, pubs and clubs… what is wrong with people… interstate travel at the present situation is luxury… forget about overseas for now.. i know what this article is leading to… for godsake… be more patient on overseas trip ban… remember, you who travel the most overseas are the ones who caused this pandemic…. in fact at present the cases of infected people are those in hotel quarantine… paying cash for carbon is just a way to bury your heads in the sand… mass traveling, overtourism created by low cost flights were all responsible for this health disaster… let the atmosphere breathe for a while… plan your overseas trips late next year… and please airlines, stop low cost flights…. restart the world with your full service flights… because if people really want to travel they will pay for it anyway…

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