Let’s be honest, a majority of people have anxiety around one thing or the other whether it be spiders, fire or traveling there are ways to manage your anxiety! Especially with travel anxiety can be difficult because you have to accept that you often have no control over the situation, ie. you are not a pilot so you can’t decide when take-off is happening(and if you are a pilot I hope you don’t have travel anxiety!).
Some of the most beautiful and special places there are to travel to include less than ideal transport such as small planes or boats. You are not alone in feeling nerves but don’t let these obstacles keep you from exploring the world! Here is a list of three easy steps for dealing with travel anxiety:
Take something small on the road with you that has essential oils or dried plants that provide soothing aromatherapy experiences. Smells that especially prompt relaxation and calm is lavender, bergamot, and chamomile.
Take a few minutes before or during travel to meditate, center yourself, close your eyes and focus on your breathing. If you need some guidance in meditation Headspace is a free and excellent guided meditation app.
Plan your distraction ahead of time, since it is usually harder to make decisions while feeling stressed or anxious. I recommend a playlist of music or a podcast that inspires you or a very good book. Anything that is able to keep your mind off of your journey.
All the best of luck to you on your travels!