With today’s hectic and ‘always on’ lifestyle, it’s more important than ever to take time to unwind and relax. Spending time doing the things you enjoy with friends or family or even on your own can help to recharge your batteries and re-balance your wellbeing.
But the truth is, going on holiday can sometimes be demanding and stressful in itself! The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to make your experience of travel this summer a little easier. RESCUE Remedy® has created some hassle-free travel tips to help:
- Plan your journey
There’s nothing worse than starting your holiday off with extra pressure because you are running late or have got stuck in traffic. However you are travelling, be it by plane, train or bus, make sure you have factored in enough time for any unforeseeable delays. If you’re travelling by plane, try to pick flights that are convenient for you and won’t leave you rushing. Remember, if you are earlier there is always lots to do at the airport to keep you busy, so it is better to get there and relax than arrive late and in a rush.
- Be prepared
Make sure you are prepared for all stages of your travel. From packing early and having packing check lists, to ensuring you have only the bare essentials in your hand luggage to save you time at security, preparation is the traveller’s friend.
- Relax and breathe
Take items on the trip with you that you know will help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Tune into your inner positive playlist with a good book or your favourite tunes, it always helps to take items that will help you find your balance in demanding situations. You can also practice some meditation, mindfulness or breathing exercises to help you unwind.
- Think ahead to the destination
Don’t leave anything to chance when you get to the other end of your journey. Make sure you have all your paperwork to hand and that you have thought through check-in times for your accommodation. The last thing you want to be doing is wandering around aimlessly instead of settling yourself in.
- Be flexible
Things don’t always work out exactly how we want them to and even the best laid plans can go awry, so try to tap into your inner control and roll with the punches. There’s not much you can do about delays or cancellations, instead try to relax and make the best out of it. It’s also okay if you don’t get around to seeing everything you planned to, just let the day unwind in front of you and enjoy the experience with your friends or family.