Tips For Easing Travel Anxiety

Travel is one of the best things you can ever do. It gives you the chance to see new horizons, to enhance your knowledge and have experiences you never would be able to otherwise. Yet it isn’t always smooth sailing and the idea of traveling itself can feel daunting for many. Whether it’s the idea of flying, taking different transport modes, hoping all aspects of the booking work out, or finding things to do, travel doesn’t need to be scary. In this article we take a look at some top tips for easing travel anxiety and what you can do about it.

Find natural remedies to calm you down

One of the first things you can do when looking to ease travel anxiety is to find natural remedies to help calm you down. This could be in the form of cbg gummies which are a natural remedy that can help to curb anxiety, mindfulness meditation or any other similar form of relaxation.

You might like to try listening to a podcast about easing anxiety or reading a blog post. Speaking to a friend can help – just anything you find that might make you feel better. 

Get as organized as you can ahead of time

There are so many components to travel that you want to be as organized as possible. The more organized you are, the less there is for your brain to think about and the better you will feel. Ensure you have printed out everything you might need ahead of time or have it saved on your phone or device. This includes your plane ticket, tickets for any itineraries you might be going on and health insurance.

Pack with enough time to go to the shops should you need to purchase anything extra such as last minute toiletries or clothes and check the weather of your destination before you go.

Start small and work your way to something bigger

If you haven’t traveled much, you probably don’t want to start by going all the way across the world (although some people prefer this approach!) Instead, start small by just heading to another town, city or state. If you are worried about flying you could try a small internal flight just to get more used to it before trying something international. Or you could even begin with a road trip instead of a flight. Think about what will make it easiest for you so you can have a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience from start to finish.

These are just a few top tips that should help you feel less anxious when you travel. Going away can be daunting but once you have done it a few times and have a routine, you will feel a lot better about it. Remember to always do what you feel comfortable with and don’t force yourself to go anywhere if you don’t want to. What are some tips for easing travel anxiety? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.

Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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