When I first went abroad, I was way too anxious so much so that I was wishing that I would close my eyes and reach the destination rather than going through the pain of packing and traveling. Well, that was certainly not possible and I had to go through the entire procedure – and it was worth it.
But, there are people out there who start panting when it comes to traveling and they would go haywire even on the thought of traveling. Travel anxiety or what we also call as the uneasiness can strike even the most unflappable chill among us. Certainly, it tends to be staggeringly fulfilling and restoring to break out of every day and investigate new places—or, you know, park on a level plane on the shoreline for five days. Some of the things that cause the anxiousness include numerous security checks, long queues, language barriers, and so many other things. If you are someone who gets the chill by the idea of traveling, you would certainly have your set of reasons for sure.
No matter what causes travel anxiety, what matters is how can it be prevented. In fact, preventing this anxiety is what opens up the doors for you to enjoy yourself the most no matter where you go. Below mentioned are some of the tips that would help you calm down your anxiety and let you be yourself no matter where you travel.
Know that a little anxiety is good
It was long back when one of my school teachers told me that before you do anything new or unplanned, being slightly nervous or anxious is actually good. It helps you be focused on things and reduces the chances of any mishaps. In fact, you must know that there’s nothing called as 100% stress-free trip as there will be something or the other that will go wrong.
So, a little anxiety is good for your travel plans because that’s when you are prepared for the things that can go wrong during your travel.
Make sure you know what causes the anxiety
To start with the solutions, you have to make sure that you find out the causes of anxiety. Whether it is packing before you start traveling, is it reaching the airport or the station on time, getting lost in an unknown place, being a victim of theft, or even forgetting something very important like your headphones, smartphone charger, passport, your favorite designer handbags or your matching branded shoes and more. Any of these things can make you feel anxious and that’s exactly what you should figure out. Because once you figure out the root cause, you will be able to get a probable solution to the same.
Pack your stuff – smartly and wisely
This is something that can cause you a lot more anxiety than anything else and packing is extremely crucial for that matter. There are sometimes when you have to pack in a jiffy and that is exactly when you forget to keep the most basic and important things. However, it is suggested that you make a list, start packing at least 2 days before you travel and keep checking out the list that you made. Make sure you keep all your things in fancy designer bags that are worth in the first place and that’s how you pack smart.
Talk to someone about your anxiety when in need
You must have a companion to talk to when the need comes. Having a supportive person who can guide you in the best possible way would be a good thing to calm you down. Don’t be afraid to seek help from a professional if you think that would be helpful in the long run.
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- Traveling can cause anxiety – How to prevent it from happening? - 13th September 2019