Let’s face it — traveling isn’t always easy. Luckily, there are some ways you can make traveling more pleasant and keep stress to a minimum. Check out our picks for X travel essentials that can help you stay calm:
One of the easiest and most effective ways to soothe frazzled nerves is with aromatherapy. Certain scents can trigger the release of calming brain chemicals, while other can help boost energy levels or improve focus. The best part is, aromatherapy is portable. Essential oils come in spill-proof bottles that are small enough to pop into a handbag or briefcase; to use, simply apply a few drops to a tissue and inhale the scent. Not sure what kind of oil you need? To keep stress levels at bay, try lavender, chamomile, ylang-ylang, and/or frankincense. If you’re headed to a meeting and want to increase focus, reach for peppermint or citrus scents.
Puzzles and Games
Keeping your mind busy can go a long way towards reducing travel-related stress. To distract yourself from any hassles or worries, try a few rounds of Angry Birds on your smartphone or work on a crossword puzzle. Engaging in an enjoyable task that requires attention — like playing a game — can put you into a “flow” state, which is conducive to greater happiness and reduced stress. If games aren’t your thing, a relaxing hobby like knitting or even coloring can also do the trick.
Another thing that can release those “feel-good” brain chemicals is music. Bring along a pair of earbuds and relax with music that’s calming. Try ambient sounds like ocean waves or a gentle rain shower. If that’s not your style, listen to anything that makes you feel good. You might also want to try a guided meditation; YouTube has a plethora of free meditation videos that can increase your feeling of Zen in only a few minutes.
Escaping into a good book can also be an effective way to reduce tension when traveling. Steer clear from heavy dramas or suspense titles, which may set your nerves on edge. Opt instead for a lighthearted story, juicy celeb biography, or a favorite magazine. Today’s e-reader devices put a world of reading material at your fingertips, without the bulk of toting books.
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