Published on October 23, 2013
10 TIPS TO RELEASE STRESS & ANXIETY how to stop worrying about all bad things that can happen when you travel D R E A M , T R A V E L , E X P L O R E A N D N E V E R F O R G E T T O W W W . S H A R E . T R A V E L
RELEASE STRESS & ANXIETY Traveling is supposed to be fun. It can boost your mental health and help you discover the truth about yourself. It is not supposed to stress you out! But very often the “WHAT IF…” thoughts ruin your dream travel plans. We’ve decided to examine the most popular travelers’ fears and come up with the best possible solution for every anxiety – RATIONALIZE THE FEAR! So be reasonable and every time a thought of being lost, sick, late, broke or bored spoils your journey at any point, just think beyond the anxiety and use rationals to nip it in the bud.
what if my flight gets cancelled?! Yes, these things happen. When your ﬂight gets cancelled quickly rationalise how gravely it affects your travel plans. But, think positive here! Panic is the worst adviser. Don’t worry – you are safe, eventually you will get there and in the meantime list your ﬁve favorite people you miss a lot you can call and chat to with all that extra time at the airport. TWEET THIS TIP
what if I forget something?! Don’t panic! If you forgot something, chances are you can pick that item somewhere on the way. But ﬁrst rationalise how the lack of this item will affect your life on the road. If it makes it unbearable or life TWEET THIS TIP threatening – have someone send it to you! Hint: It’s always good to leave keys to your apartment with someone you trust.
what if my flight is oversold?! There is no law that prevents overselling! In the case of an oversold flight, airlines search for volunteers that are willing to give their seat up in exchange for a voucher for another flight and some compensation. Think twice before you fight like a lion for that seat. It can turn out that staying somewhere with a bit of extra spending money is still OK. TWEET THIS TIP
what if my luggage gets lost?! Having your luggage lost in some ways is similar to a cancelled flight. Always make sure to have bare essentials in your cabin luggage and remember that as unpleasant it is, it is also not the end of the world. Plan like Tom Hanks CASTAWAY character. It’s your time to prove you are truely creative when it comes to looking fab with one t-shirt only. TWEET THIS TIP
what if I get lost?! First of all who said getting lost is a bad thing – take a moment to discover the city like no other traveler! Getting lost is all about getting of the beaten track. Chances are you are not in the middle of the Amazon Jungle or Sahara Desert, so don’t panic and enjoy. And if you want to make sure you get where you want to in the end – use the TeleportMe app, that will get you straight there. TWEET THIS TIP
what if I run out of money?! First of all – you have probably traveled before and most likely you’ve never really went totally broke. So stop obsessing about being pennyless in a foreign country. Put away some extra cash, just in case, deep down in your luggage, have a credit card ready and remember that in worst case scenario you have wonderful friends and family who can transfer some money over. TWEET THIS TIP
what if I am late?! There’s one rule about planning that I love and that takes a lot of stress of being late. It’s the 60/40 rule. 40% of your time should be dedicated to unplanned things. Don’t plan tight schedules thinking all the things will go as planned. And If you miss the ﬂight, bus or train instantly try the “polyanna mode”. Think of good things that can become of it. Don’t obsess over something that cannot be changed. TWEET THIS TIP
what if I get sick?! If you get sick, you will be sick – and taken care of as you were wise enough to have insurance and some essential meds. And remember that 112 is a valid emergency number in most countries you travel to. TWEET THIS TIP
what if I have problems on the border?! Remember – in most cases people have problems at the border because they forget the basics. And you are not like those people. Make sure your passport is valid, check visa requirements, don’t smuggle drugs and exotic animals and forget about carrying that huge bazooka onboard. Also check out what you can bring into the country you are traveling to. TWEET THIS TIP
what if I don’t like it?! Well… that’s a possibility. No one can guarantee you that you will have a good time. I personally believe that the key lies in the attitude you have. If you stay positive, you most probably will enjoy your stay.Try to make the most of it, not the worst of it.YOU ARE THERE and it’s up to you how you feelTHERE.And if it’s so horribly boring and horrid – write a short story about it. TWEET THIS TIP
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