I am happy to share today a post by
Ken Torrino, web relations for Elliman, brokers for New York City real estate.
I found this to be a great view of how moving can be therapy ... Thank you Ken!
Improve the Way of Life with Relocation Therapy
There are many ways to make one feel better in today's world. While medications for nearly any ailment are plentiful, sometimes a complete change of scenery can be the ultimate form of therapy. Moving to a new location and starting anew has become quite a trend and has proven to increase a person's outlook on life. Does this mean that any problem can be solved by moving? No. However, it does mean that drastic changes in a person's life can solve many mental and even physical problems depending on the needs of the one suffering.
When it comes to the death of a spouse or child, the entire home could be a constant reminder of the loss. For some, getting over losing a family member is extremely difficult and memories involving the location could be as bad as pouring salt on an open wound. Moving to a new home or even a completely different geographical location can help ease the mind of those afflicted by the loss. It won't cure the problem overnight, but it could be the essential step to promoting the healing process.
Breakups or a divorce from a spouse could cause a great deal of stress on an individual. If the lives of the two were intertwined, finding a place of solace within favorite hang-outs could be near impossible. Friends and acquaintances could side with the other person and could create a miserable place to live. Because of this situation, many have gone as far as to move to different states entirely to start their lives over. It's a way of establishing a new beginning with new friends and potentially new romances.
Lack of work in specific locations can cause one to start looking outside the scope of local travel. This could be one of the most prominent reasons for relocating from one's hometown. Having a degree doesn't mean there are jobs available in one's location. Becoming a success in one's chosen career path doesn't mean much if the path is overgrown with weeds and unable to be traveled. Millions of people apply for work in other areas of the country in order to improve the likelihood of landing the perfect position. Metropolises such as New York are attractive to many as they offer a wide culmination of career choices and higher educational options.
Physical problems could also be a cause for the need to move to a new location. There are many ailments people suffer from that changing the actual altitude of their residence can make them feel better. This includes those who suffer from breathing restrictions to advanced forms of arthritis to back and neck problems of all kinds. Even the ambient temperature can play a part in someone's physical relocation therapy. Many of these altitude-based problems afflict the elderly, which is part of the reason locations such as Florida are so attractive.
New York City, for example, is such a large and culturally diverse location that it could be easy to lose oneself in a different part of town. Simply moving to a different area of New York could possibly ensure that one may never interact with those from his or her past. By looking at NYC real estate, one could find solace in a home that is within his or her budget while moving to an area that is more comfortable and less stressful.
Regardless of the location, many feel the need to move to other locales in order to "recharge" their proverbial batteries. Sometimes a short vacation from one's reality can improve the situation. At other times, the vacation is best suited if it were permanent. There is no doubt that relocation therapy can provide greater comfort and less environmental stress for those who need a new change of pace. It can give one the sense of leading a new life without being in a witness protection program. If stagnation and environmental obstacles are too much to bear, then perhaps it is time to alter your perceptions of reality and start a new life elsewhere.
This information was written by Ken Torrino, web relations for Elliman, brokers for New York City real estate.