I’m a total whuss when it comes to flying, travelling and getting from A to B. The thought of take off and landing, long stretches on a bus and the dreaded overnight boat trips make my palms sweaty, my mind race and my stomach crumple into a million knots.
I absolutely love experiencing new things so I don’t let my travel anxiety get the better of me. If I allowed my fear of flying or anxious travel mind win, I wouldn’t have seen the Taj Mahal or come face to face with an elephant… or better yet… be living and working in Thailand.
So how do I ease my mind and banish the stress of travelling? Follow these simple tips to calm your travel anxiety…
If you fail to prepare, then prepare to fail… or at least that’s what my old Gym teacher used to tell me. Don’t leave everything to the last minute, pack your bag nice and early, double check you have everything and let your only worry be which kind of cocktail you’ll pick from the menu!
I am a bit of an organisation freak… I love nothing more than to have separate pouches for everything and to know exactly where to find each thing I need.
My first step of organisation is to use the blessing that is packing cubes. I order my tops in one, bottoms in another, nice garments in another and then underwear in the last. This ensures that none of my stuff mixes in my suitcase which is a total travel hack for me!
I always start laying out my clothes a couple days before I go anywhere just so I can spot any items I’m missing and also so I can start planning outfits for my trip and coordinating what works with what. If I do these things early, the chances of me being stressed moments before we leave for the airport are highly decreased.
Surround yourself with comforts
I wouldn’t describe myself as a materialistic person, but I totally LOVE being surrounded my comforts whether I’m in transit, at home or abroad. I like having good moisturiser to hand, a handy eye mask, fluffy socks, a warm hoody, a neck pillow and a sheet face mask.
I usually always travel with my Aria Travel Kit because it’s got a lot of these comforts in one handy pouch.
This is a big one for me. I often go into a crazy little frenzy on transport, especially planes; and my fear kind of takes over EVERYTHING. I have to remind myself that fear is only a feeling, I should be rational and that flying is actually the safest mode of transport. When I take all of this on board, I usually simmer down, order a glass of wine and put my feet up… until the next bit of turbulence 😉
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