Most of us travel in order to get away from the stress, but unfortunately, traveling can also add extra stress to our lives. Missed flights, lost reservations, and heavy crowds are just a few examples of travel stress triggers.
4 Tips for Travel Stress
Listed below are some Mindful tips to help prevent travel stress during the holidays.
Take Precautions Before the Trip
Being relaxed and in great health before you begin your trip can help minimize any stress you may experience during your vacation. Consider having a pre-trip tune-up for yourself. Make sure you take time to relax as you organize and pack for your trip. Consider taking precautionary vitamins and supplements to prevent sickness and illness. Also, be sure to gets lots of sleep before you take off. Most of us travel in order to get away from the stress, but unfortunately, traveling can also add extra stress to our lives. Missed flights, lost reservations, and heavy crowds are just a few examples of travel stress triggers.
Expect the Unexpected
No matter how hard we plan, unexpected things can and will happen. This can lead to unpredicted circumstances and stress. Stay prepared and prevent travel stress by accepting that not everything will be within your control and by coming up with a few contingency plans. Consider having alternative plans for things that like weather changes or if you miss your flight.
Leave Your Work in the Office
According to a recent survey, 61 percent of Americans plan to use their vacation time to catch up on work or do chores around the house instead of relaxing. Prevent this stress source by limiting how often you check your email and try to refrain from bringing work projects with you. Taking a complete break from work can help energize you upon your return.
Vacation Cool Down
It’s quite easy for us to jump back into our hectic-paced lives after returning from a relaxing vacation, but try to avoid doing this. Instead of returning from your trip and immediately going back to work, take a day or two, if possible, to relax and recuperate at home. By having a “vacation cool down” you can prolong the stress-relieving benefits of vacationing.
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