How to Deal With Overcoming Your Travel Stress

Fair and square; travel at present is a bit stressful.

Wangling from your busy lives, relishing most of the time to survive the day; not live. So just take a break to run away from the hassle at work and at home, nevertheless, you get hold of stress and anxiety even before you plan or post travel.

For us, travel can be the best way to get lost and to be found at the same time. Stress or anxiety is necessary as a part of you being happy matters; eventually, when you think about it, the travel experience is practically designed to boost stress. Oh! The astounding places you’ll be, the beautiful memories you’ll create, therefore, a vacation shouldn’t start only once you reach your destination; you would feel relaxed from the moment you leave your house. Keep that in mind, nothing will ever go wrong.

Pre-plans –  Ways to Manage Stress


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Book the perfect seat

Would my co-passenger be friendly? What if he/she is boring? The answer to these questions can be –  is to book a perfect seat that’s pleasing and comforting; you wouldn’t worry about listed questions ever. So leave the place early and pick a seat of your choice for a peaceful trip.

Smart Packing

Make sure you have enough, but not much, without forgetting anything. Packing the night before your flight is a recipe of stress. Hurry burry makes the person silly, so instead, plan a checklist of all the stuff to get packed several days before you take off. Also, avoid heavy weighted knapsack for a perfect outing.

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Plan a perfect Itinerary

Go where you feel the most alive. Take charge of researching about the destination, to make sure the places you go to and the activities you partake are safe. Travellers tend to have a complete rushed up plans, but the ones facing anxiety problems often prefer having proper research about the place, so to know how can one cope up with the weather or routes, when are your must-see attractions open, etc. Travelling with more of stress can be tiring and sad, so leave yourself a little wiggle room.

Caution: There is a fine line between having a well-planned journey and an over-packed schedule.

Stay positive

Places you plan to visit can play the role for you as a travel stress reliever; as the choice of picking up the place makes raps. In spite of that anxiety comes in play, do remind yourself of why you’re taking this trip. Never forget to include the things that could help you distract the stress and give comfort while you are anxious like- keep a novel, eat chocolate or listen to your favourite playlist. Never stop exploring the place you admire the most.  

During Trip – How to be Stress-Free


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Breath and Relax

At times travelling makes a person nervous and nauseous like the crowd makes them antsy on the places like subways, tourist spots or airport checkpoints, also some can’t stop worrying about, would the hotel rooms be clean? Will the local food make me sick? What if people here are not welcoming? Shoves a pressure within, so just enjoy the little things. We must travel in the direction of fear and breath.


Travel takes us places you could have ever imagined in your dreams, as a matter of fact, the more you visualize the place, you worry less. Visualise a happy place and think of what you will be experiencing with your sight, sound, and smell. Picture yourself in an unharmed, relaxed place – an antidote to get free from anxiety. For fear-flyers, you can picture the flight taking off and landing safely.

Talk to locals; get distracted

Strangers are a friend when in need. So keep rolling the fun of talking to the locals about their culture and living for a rapid satisfaction. Share your travel experiences and learn some local style of living. Stress less, Travel more!

Always refer to Plan-B

If concerned about taking stuff back home? Grab the items that are well-used and plunge it inside tge bag. Count the days walking down the local roads, breathing local air, and local terrain. Adjust yourself to the new set of eating and drinking as long as you feel safe. Do it, no matter if it’s different or apparently strange. If it’s worth it, go for it!

Got nothing else to do (substitute of Plan B)

Try meditating, exercising, running or practice yoga to lower your stress, or you can even shop, drink, eat and dance around your hotel room or try in the hotel fitness rooms. Keeping working out as to get a break of every muscle of tension the travel stress has caused.

After your trip – Stay Connected


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Future calls! Learn and win

Always learn from your mistakes and set out a positive meaning into your life by accepting the flaws. You get to face some level of stress before, during and after a trip comes to an end, but the overall experience leaves an astounding impression. Focus on planning, Travel will take you places!

A positive feel post trip

Never think of de-motivating yourself from the struggle of losing energy. Worst of situations come across, unrealistic expectations hit back the road, but this can only make you grow your mind stronger and help you embark the true spirit of an adrenaline junkie within.

Plan next trip

It’s never too late for a traveller to pack his bag again. Each person finds it difficult to get rid of anxiety, but it is also said that travelling with stress can make you more active. So savour your memories and challenge yourself to fight back the previous experiences that caused you troubles. Believe it’s time for another adventure, as the paradox of choice really infiltrates the quality of time.

Take a Break!

Don’t force! Don’t try crossing the border of death. If you need time, take it. If you feel blue stop making sense for a while. The moment you cherish the space required for yourself, try taking a vacation from your vacation – self-growing. Spend quality time with your family, try new things other than travelling, relax and create travel fewer memories.

So the next time you plan for a vacation, make it a moment of imagination from the start of packsacking the stuff till you touch down your destination.

Is travel a stress reliever for you? What have you come through? Share in your few quick stress relievers while you travel to share with everyone reading this.

Drop down your feedback and questions in the comments below! You must learn to let go of stress.

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Regina Phalange

A Travel Blogger & Content Writer by profession but a Dancer by choice. Regina with her roots from North-East India, Tripura, her love for nature is in her blood. Traveling, eating and sharing stories of her travel journey are the things she enjoys the most. She believes in sustainable living just as she believes in Solo traveling. Reaching the top of Mount Everest is on her priority list and she is sincerely striving for it to happen. She often backpacks and nurtures the journey to the fullest with impromptu plans. She is a True Travel Animal!

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