4 Tips for the Frustrated Holiday Traveler
For some people, travelling for the holidays is right up there with filing taxes, going to your annual physical, and cleaning the toilet. In short, it isn’t fun, but it must be done. If the discomfort and inconvenience of holiday travel seems to outweigh the benefits, here are just a few self-care tips to take the edge off of your frustration.
Being weighed down by multiple heavy bags that are hard to maneuver can be uncomfortable and unnecessary. Be willing to sacrifice the number of outfits or products you bring for the freedom of mobility.
Bring light entertainment.
Perhaps several hours on the road, in an airport, or in the air seems like a good time to tackle a modern translation of classic Greek literature, but unless that’s really your thing, it’s okay to indulge in lighter, easier entertainment. (Plus, these items will probably take up less room in your carry-on than that beast of a book you were planning on bringing to impress your fellow travelers.)
Drink plenty of water.
Embrace the pit stop. It’s a good excuse to get up and stretch your legs, be it at an interstate rest area or along an airplane isle. Dehydration symptoms include fatigue, dry skin, headache, constipation, dizziness, and lightheadedness. Is that really how you want to feel when you’re far from home?
Hit the “reset button”.
When you arrive, take some time to clean up and feel human again. Hop in the shower, go for a swim, take a sauna – do whatever it is that helps you feel fresh, clean, relaxed and ready to encounter your new surroundings with equanimity.
So those are some of our tips for happy travelling. What are yours?