Feel anxious before traveling? Here’s what you need to do
Have you ever felt uncomfortable just before boarding a plane or do you fear traveling post the big COVID wave? Well, this blog addresses your concerns.
Travel anxiety originally meant the fear of visiting a new or unfamiliar place. But the post COVID timeline has led to a contrast in this definition.Travel anxiety now encompasses the stress and pressure associated with traveling or planning a holiday. From finalizing the destination, booking the tickets, packing, dealing with the travel restrictions and so much more, it can all get a bit overwhelming.
You would actually need a break from planning your break, are we right?
If we talk about traveling in the post COVID era, one might feel anxious about the destination they are traveling to, the fear of contracting the virus and how to travel with the restrictions in different countries. But we would like you to know of some easy and useful self help tips to manage your fear of traveling.
1. Identify your triggers
You might notice that there may be certain things that make traveling an unpleasant experience for you which might make you anxious. These are known as your triggers, which we can call ‘travel triggers’. These may be something as small as packing your suitcase or the burden of booking hotels and flight tickets, to something serious like having physical fatigue and frequent headaches which make you unfit to plan. It is important to identify what causes your travel anxiety and to ask for help, if required. As for the triggers mentioned above, WNY Holidays can ease your discomfort by assisting you in your travel needs right from the moment you decide to travel. Yes, it can be that easy!
2. Plan well before a holiday.
By this we mean organize every tiny detail of your travel itinerary. Right from where you have to go, the time you would have to reach the airport to transportation, etc. No detail is too small to leave out! We would advise you to also plan for any unforeseen happenings (mishaps) along the way. This way you always have a back up plan for yourself. That’s convenient, isn’t it?
WNY Holidays strictly believes in planning to the T, leaving no room for our clients worry or tension to settle in.
3.Practice Relaxation techniques
There may be times wherein you have to travel because of a work commitment or a family emergency, despite you wanting to stay home. Or you might want to travel the world but you may be concerned about your health. In such cases try practicing deep breathing exercises on your way to your destination, doodling or even listening to calming music and podcasts. This will keep you distracted and your nerves under control.
4. Travel with a comfort companion.
Lastly, if you’re still anxious about your travel, carry things to divert your mind. A book, a nice movie or maybe your best friend. Keeping yourself engrossed means less chances of feeling the stress while traveling.
The best self care tip for travel anxiety is to contact WNY Holidays for a stress free, pleasurable and enjoyable break. All you need to do is call us with your requirements and we will take it from there. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well give it a try yourself!