For some people, going home for the holidays involves travelling during one of the busiest travel periods. Whether by air or car, travel can definitely bring about the worst in others and this is due to the ongoing stress of traffic, long lines, and flight disruptions.
Here are some simple tips and tricks to staying calm and traveling stress-free.
Plan Ahead – Despite your best efforts, travelling for the holidays can sometimes be unpredictable. Detailed planning is definitely a smart move when it comes to stress-free travel. Planning ahead can involve making a to-list related to your trip or booking those flights and hotels early, which can be beneficial since you might get better deals and more flexible itineraries. Make sure to check early on that your passport and other necessary travel documents are accounted for and valid. Planning ahead can certainly reduce the stress associated with travel. However, if you’re a nervous flier or anxious driver, thinking too much about the trip in advance can make you feel even more stressed. If you’re wondering how to relieve anxiety, try Can-i Fresh, which contains vitamins for stress such as niacin, pantothenic acid, lavender flower and other nutrients that provide stress and anxiety relief.
Digital Ready – Nowadays we’re more connected than ever, so the familiarity of watching your favorite shows/movies on the go can help to fight the boredom of long drives and flights. Make sure to download all your favorites, bring headphones, and don’t forget those chargers! Being ‘digital ready’ for travel can help you feel less stressed. If you’re travelling with kids, portable entertainment can help keep them occupied and let you catch a break.
Stay Well Fed – When you’re preparing to travel for the holidays, eating is probably the last thing on your mind. But staying well-fed throughout your travels is very important. When we’re hungry, we’re more likely to be angry and irritable or even suffer from painful migraines. Healthy snacks that are high in protein or high in fiber are great at keeping you full. Studies suggest that stocking up on foods like nuts, dried fruits, cheese, hard-boiled eggs and carrots can help you feel full for a longer time, and they also ensure that your blood sugar never drops.
Create a Self-Care Package – It’s always best to prepare for the unexpected including the possibility of long delays caused by flight cancellations or grid-locked traffic. Consider packing a small bag with some essentials. These can include snacks, cozy socks, an eye mask, ear plugs, lip balm, and Can-i Boost. Can-i Boost can give you an energy boost during these types of unexpected situations. It contains vitamins to boost energy like B12 and B6 as well as beet root juice. Since Can-i Boost comes in a compact canister, it can easily fit in any small bag or pocket. And it’s airline compliant!
Travel Light – Travelling lightly can save you both space and money. No one wants to be hauling a large and heavy suitcase across the airport or paying overweight fees. Consider travelling with just a carry on. However, if you need to check bags, consider shipping gifts and non-essentials ahead of time. If you do need to travel with gifts, make sure they stay unwrapped as security might want to inspect them. Another tip is to check the weather of your destination beforehand to determine what to pack. Research the destination to help to determine what activities you are likely to you and what you should bring. Also remember to dress smartly and comfortably while travelling. Traveling light means traveling with ease.
Sleep Schedule – Maintaining your sleep schedule is crucial in functioning better while you’re on the go despite sleep disruptions and jet lag. If your holiday travels sees you travelling through time zones, mapping out a sleep strategy is crucial. Whether that be staying up late or going to bed early, getting to sleep in a new environment can prove to be challenging for many. Can-i Sleep is a natural sleep aid that contains vitamins and nutrients like melatonin, and peppermint leaf guaranteed to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed.
Whether you’re travelling by car or air, the holiday travel season can definitely get hectic and stressful, but it doesn’t have to. With just a few simple tips and tricks you can successfully navigate seasonal travel. From planning ahead to maintaining a sleep schedule, these small things can help you enjoy the holidays more and get to your destination with less worry and stress. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!