Everyone gets stressed before a trip. To a greater or lesser extent, but everyone experiences stress. It does not matter if the reason for your trip is for business, for family reasons or for vacation … the reality is that if you feel stress you will have to work within yourself to reduce it and enjoy not only the arrival, but also the road. Here are some tips that can help you.

1. Anticipation

If you travel by plane, train or bus, the companies’ websites usually inform about possible delays, so it is important that you take this into account to avoid sitting for hours in a waiting room, being able to be calmly at home. If you are going by car, then plan your trip in advance. Have everything ready. If you travel with children, children’s things are also important to have them ready first. If you tend to forget things, make lists to avoid important things staying at home. Have everything tied up at the destination before you leave home.

2. Pack your bags well

Packing doesn’t mean you have to take the whole house with you. Take only what is necessary and do not want to be a snail. Make sure you do not miss the list and you see marking each thing that you keep in the suitcase and thus you will make sure you do not forget things that you will surely need. Pack your bags days before you leave, like the day or two before to avoid the stress of rushing packing … this way you’re sure to forget things.

It is important to carry a carry-on bag so that you can quickly access necessary objects during the trip. This is especially important if you are traveling with children.

3. Dress comfortably

On a trip, it is essential to be comfortable. Wear comfortable shoes, clothes that allow you to move freely and that you don’t mind wearing all day. Traveling can be unpredictable and unforeseen events make a trip too long. The ideal is also to use layers to put them on and take them off depending on how cold or hot you may be.

4. Take care of your body and mind

Get a good night’s sleep the night before the trip and use pain relievers in case you feel anxious about traveling by public transport. Vitamins are also important to take and maintain a good diet. Many people get sick during travel because of the stress and germs that often travel between passengers on public transportation.

and mentally to be calm and strong

5. Calculate the time

If you have to take a transport such as the plane, the train or the bus, it is necessary that you go early. There is nothing more stressful than running from one place to another thinking that you do not arrive. Organize your time to have enough and check your bags, go safely to the sites and be able to deal with the possible unforeseen events. If you arrive early, you can read a book, listen to music, or just take a leisurely stroll.

6. Eat well!

Eating a healthy meal before arriving at the airport can help reduce stress in a number of ways: it will prevent you from buying expensive and unhealthy food, you won’t have to depend on unhealthy food from strange places, and you won’t have to worry so much about your levels blood sugar levels become unbalanced while you travel (which can affect your mood).

7. Maintain a correct attitude

For things to go well, everything is a matter of attitude . If instead of thinking that the trip is going to stress you, you take it as an adventure, a change in your routines, a moment for yourself, to see new landscapes … You will enjoy the experience more, even if you encounter setbacks along the way .

Your next trip doesn’t have to be stressful! Not that one, not anyone else in the world! 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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