My top travel tips to stay stress and anxiety free when travelling.
It has literally changed my life. This is what happened…
I seemed to get a cold every time I went on holiday! This had been the pattern for over ten years. It spoilt my trips and left me feeling miserable. I wanted to travel anxiety free.
Whilst swimming in Thailand a couple of years ago and having a chat with myself, the way you do. I was bemoaning the fact that I had yet another cold. I’m healthy (other than a mild lung infection) and found it puzzling.
“Not Another cold! Why?”I said.
I heard a voice inside reply ” It isn’t a cold. Your airways are inflamed from the air-con on the plane” Nothing more, just that! It was a real eureka moment as I recognised this truth.
I totally empowered myself with the following tips…
First I future-paced my self with an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) suggestion. “By the time I get out of the sea all inflammation has left my lungs.”
I swam a bit longer then got out. It was about an hour later that I realised that the ‘cold’ had gone, completely! I’d had it for five days yet it had totally disappeared! Not one more sniffle for the entire holiday.
Secondly I went to a supermarket and bought some masks. Next I bought a lightweight scarf to wrap over my mouth and nose.
Most importantly I wear it for the entire flight whenever I travel now. Only removing it to eat or drink. I’m effectively recycling my own warm breath and this appears to have worked.
I had started to feel wary and anxious about holidays because of the cold scenario.
But now I can relax in the confident knowledge that I’ll be okay.
I’ve had three long haul and eight European flights since then and not one cold or sniffle!
I tell my fellow passenger that I have nothing contagious just a mild lung condition that is irritated by air-con. I’ve only had one person move and that gave me more room – result!
In conclusion this totally works for me and could help you too. If you have experienced similar problems or have asthma this could be the perfect solution.
Wear a snood, scarf or gloves:
I’m now trend-setting with an array of snoods!
Especially on cold damp days or on public transport. I stay healthy and therefore anxiety free in the knowledge that I have fewer colds and infections.
Oh and another tip – wear gloves where possible in public places. It can cut down on germs.
Remember that Stress Free With Confidence is a reassuring programme to listen to if you have any fears around travel. Grab your CD or download at the shop here at www.thestresshacker.com