5 ways to deal with travel anxiety

It’s no secret that I am a keen traveller and I love my holidays but I still get anxious when I travel. Something about moving without control makes me feel unsettled. The no control aspect is probably the reason why I get anxious, I often wonder if it was me driving would I feel any better. Anyway, I’m drifting away from the point now. Here’s my rundown on how to deal with anxiety whilst travelling.

Obviously these are going to depend on what mode of transport you’re using and there are other variables like whether it’s public or private transport and who you’re going with.

1. Find your optimum place/seat.

This can take practise on finding out what you do and don’t like but once you know all of this you can make yourself feel so much more comfortable. For me I prefer a window seat so I can see what’s going on and I’m not completely clueless as to where I am. I think it helps with the control thing. I also find being seated is a GREAT thing as I can calm down so much easier

2. Try and sit/stand with people you know. 

Being with people I trust, know and like instantly makes me feel calmer, more relaxed and talking is a great distraction

3. Bring a phone and other distractions.

I always have ,and hopefully always will ,travel with people I know and like but I know that some people this isn’t always possible and I’m sure there will be a day that I will have to face travelling alone.

So utilise your phone as much as you can. Call, Facetime, oovoo someone. Use it as a time to catch it up with old friends and most places now have wifi available.

Phones also have a wide range of apps that don’t require wifi that you can pre download to keep you entertained and more importantly distracting you. You can also buy tv shows and films on tablets and phones. Or you can be traditional and bring a book.

4. Bring comfy things.

This will be more appropriate for long haul flights or long boat rides compared to the London underground but none the less it’s still a tip. Blankets, over sized T-shirts etc will all make your surroundings feel a bit more normal and you might even be so comfy that you’ll fall asleep.

5. Make it fun.

Think of it as an excuse not to do anything but relax. On a plane you can use face masks to help you relax and help your complexion at the same time. You could even buy something that you have wanted for ages like a book or a blanket. Just find something to spice up the journey a little more.

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Thanks for reading, Worry Warriors,

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Help someone else

So my slogan if you want to call it that is,” help stop the world worrying”. Basically I want to help other people understand, cope with and beat anxiety so that we can all be happier.

I bet you reading this now has had at least one person help you out with your anxiety. Let’s give something back that actually will help you in return. Next time you see someone standing alone, say hello. Next time you see someone crying, ask what’s wrong. If you know someone with anxiety help them out.

The feeling of you doing good for others will help you feel more happy. You may even want to help out a charity or another good cause.

Why don’t you try helping out the person that’s helped you?

All of this stuff is mood boosters and even distractions for your anxiety.

I hope this has helped. Why not even try telling them about this website (lol). Don’t forget to rate, follow and check out the rest of the site .

Thanks for reading

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Four tips for morning anxiety

I found this on the internet and thought some of you guys could use this as it is something I get quite bad worrying about the day ahead. Credit to healthyplace.com

  1. Attitude adjustment: when I accept my body is just doing its thing and that the uncomfortable feelings will eventually pass, the fear looses its power over me. The night before I tell myself I don’t need to get upset if I wake up with anxiety.
  2. Positive affirmations. Post them everywhere on walls , windows so when I wake up I see it straight  away.
  3. Eat something soon after waking up. It helps with low blood sugar levels. Eating soon after waking up is good for mental health.
  4. Distractions. Play on a game your phone or on a computer. I’ll make good distracting games post soon so follow to sees when I upload that. If you focus on something it will take your mind off your worries.

I hope you guys enjoyed is there are any suggestions for posts please leave them as a comment and I will try my best and do post on your suggestion.

Thanks

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Inspiration

I don’t know about you but I’m all for inspirational quotes and music as you may have guessed so I thought as a very visual friendly post I would find some quotes and then you can feel a bit more inspired to keep going. This is tough and sometimes you may want to  quit but keep going you can do it.

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This is one of my all time favourite quotes

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Thanks for reading hope you enjoyed xx

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Feel good music

So I thought this week we could add some music as a distraction because I’ve mainly been doing diary entry styles and thought you may have been getting bit board of them so I added a distraction type today. I hope you enjoy also please vote in the poll as it will help other people know which to listen to first.

Don’t worry be happy – Bob Marley

Roar – Katy Perry

Wake me up before you go go – Wham!

Walking on sunshine – Katrina and the waves

Thrift shop – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

The lazy song – Bruno mars

Let me know if there are any others that I could add to the list.

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