Traveling can be stressful. Follow these tips for dealing with anxiety while you travel, and you will find your load lightened.
You’ve got the before trip jitters and you can already feel that knot coming up in your stomach. Ah great! I don’t want to get sick on the flight.
Whether you’re a first-time traveler or if you’ve been traveling for a long time, you might not love being in the air or traveling in general. We understand and are going to share some tips for dealing with anxiety while you’re traveling.
Continue reading this article to get our best tips for how to soothe your anxiety and get on with your trip.
Must-Know Tips for Dealing With Anxiety
You may have questions swirling around in your head when you’re getting ready for your trip. The night before many questions like, “Can you travel with CBD oil?” or “How large of a shampoo bottle am I allowed?” are likely to be in your head.
Relax and take these following tips to heart.
- Get Your Questions Answered
If you are wondering about the airline’s policies on what you can bring on the plane or what the law permits, get those questions answered. If you have any other lingering questions that are bothering you — get those answered as well.
The more unanswered questions you have, the easier it is for your anxiety to flare up.
- Make a Detailed Plan
When we feel in control, it is a little less stressful and can help us soothe our anxiety. Make a plan for how you’re getting around, when you’re going to eat, where you’re going to stay and the other important parts of your trip.
Be as detailed as you need to be to make yourself feel better but don’t forget to schedule in some downtime to relax.
- Make a Calming (or Distracting) Playlist of Music
When your anxiety is high, what songs do you turn to? Some people need pump music and other people choose classical music. It’s all up to you.
Make your favorite playlist and make sure to bring your best headphones so you can slip away into your imagination and enjoy your songs. If you can distract yourself from what is causing you anxiety, it can often make the trip go much better.
- Get Your Packing Done Early
Don’t leave packing to the last minute. You should have your bag fully packed well before the trip so you don’t cause unnecessary stress cramming the night before.
- Practice Deep Breathing & Meditation
Deep breathing and meditation don’t need to be formal. You can easily do this in your seat upright without crossing your legs. Taking in a few deep breaths and clearing the mind can do wonders for the attacking monkey mind.
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