Taking a pilgrimage for your health: A first timer’s guide
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- Published on Friday, 06 December 2019 20:00
- Last Updated on 09 December 2019
- Monica Costa
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When I was 14 I went on a pilgrimage to Assisi (Umbria, Italy) with my aunt who was very keen to show me some of her volunteering work. I did not expect it to be fun, but I still have fond memories of that trip. When you are experiencing health issues, sometimes the best thing that you can do is to jet off and take a pilgrimage to make you feel better. While not every medical condition can be cured with a pilgrimage, this is something which many people try in order to improve their health and experience some wellness.
In this article, I am giving you some tips to guide you on a pilgrimage for health. Keep reading to find out more in my handy guide.
Plan Your Journey
The first tip that we have to help you with your pilgrimage is to make sure that you are planning your journey properly. You need to choose somewhere that is going to benefit your health, rather than stress you out or make you more unwell. If you want to go down the traditional route, you could always find one of the journeys that people have gone on in the past. You should be able to find plenty of tried and tested routes. Otherwise, you could visit a wellness centre somewhere abroad for your pilgrimage.
Invest In Travel Insurance
If you are struggling with your health and need to take this journey then it is very important that you have some travel insurance to cover you. The last thing you want to have to deal with on your journey is a trip to hospital but you never know what is going to happen. For this, we suggest some travel cover for medical conditions from Staysure. Make sure to note any conditions that you might have and this should keep you covered and help you avoid any large medical bills.
Do What You Want
While some people will want to give you advice on what you should do on your pilgrimage for health, it is important that you do what you want to do. This is all about making you happy and healthier so make sure to choose your own route and activities. It might be a good idea to jot down some ideas and then talk them through with your doctor. If they think that these will work, then you can get planning your big trip.
Check In With Family
If you are planning on taking your pilgrimage by yourself then it might be useful to have a way that you can keep your family updated on your journey. It is likely that they will be worried about you due to your medical conditions and they’ll want to make sure that you are staying safe. If you are unsure about travelling alone then you might want to bring someone that you trust along with you anyway. Make sure that you are staying in touch and that you are putting your own health first. If you can find someone who also wants to take this kind of journey then you will be on to a winner.
It can be easy to talk about a pilgrimage for your health but few people ever get around to doing it. If this is something that you are thinking about doing then you should make sure to plan your journey carefully. Think about where you want to go and how long you want to go for. Make sure to follow all of the advice that we have given you in this article and you should be able to have a good trip. Hopefully, you’ll come back feeling better and you’ll have plenty of stories to tell everyone about.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums