We’re well into the Summer break now and many of you may be going away on holiday or beginning to travel. I know anxiety can get difficult to manage when travelling and going to new places, mine definitely does, so I wanted to share some tips with you.

 

Music

Create a playlist with all your favourite songs so you can listen to them at anytime, familiar music that you like may help to calm you. Listen to songs with positive memories because this will help you to distract yourself from any feelings of anxiety you may be experiencing.

Download some relaxation music that you can listen to, this can concentrate your brain and relax your body. There’s loads available on Youtube or iTunes

Spotify have some really good relaxation playlists, this is my favourite. They also have a Summer playlist I've been finding relaxing recently. 

Lists

I’m definitely a list person, they make me feel organised and help to calm me down because I know exactly what’s happening and when.

Make a list of everything you need to do before you go, once you've completed this list you'll know you've done everything and got everything. You can but travel packing lists in some stationary shops or you can find them online.  

List things you want to do whilst you're there so you know what to expect from your time away. Research activities that you can do wherever you may be going and find ones that interest you. Perhaps have certain times for certain things; I definitely find a routine helps my anxiety to subside. 

The Journey



If you're going somewhere you've never been, Google the airport you arrive at before you go. By doing this you know what to expect when you arrive. Google how far it is to your accommodation from the airport – make sure you know how you’re getting there.

Google your travel time so you can plan things to occupy on your journey. Perhaps take your favourite book or film.

Search up the hotel you're staying in so you are sort of familiar with it when you arrive. Search what facilities are provided at the hotel so you know what to or not to expect.

People

Try to travel with people or a person you're comfortable with and who you know. This will make you feel more relaxed as you know you have someone with you at all times. 

If you're travelling without family maybe let them know what you're doing each day as a source of comfort for you (and probably them)!

If you're alone at any point whilst away let someone know where you are so you know you're not completely alone. 

Anxiety Tips



If you're feeling anxious breath in for seven counts and then out for eleven, this should calm you down.

Always carry water with you and drink this when you're feeling anxious. 

Take deep breaths, breath as if you're pulling the air up from the bottom of your body to the top.

I use the Rescue Remedy spray all the time and it's definitely calms me down when I'm travelling. Take two sprays of this if you're beginning to feel anxious. You can get it here. 
 

I hope these tips were useful to anyone who needs them. If you are going on holiday or travelling I hope you have an amazing time and enjoy yourself. If you have any questions leave them in the comments or tweet me @KeepWalking_T - feel free to leave any blog suggestions too!

Published by Jaz (GeneralOnGoings)