Do you suffer from this when traveling too?
Now last year, I did a similar ezine, except the title was replaced with cruising because while cruising (and car/bus travel) I get motion sickness. So what else would you think someone, including me could suffer of while travel. Travel anxiety. Yep, the travel advisor gets travel anxiety--that's pretty funny right lol. I don't really feel it while I'm on my trip, it's more during that last month making final preparations. I say to my loved ones, consciously I KNOW I'm going to be ok, but my subconscious is freaking out over all the details. I'm sure many of you who have dealt with anxiety can understand this internal struggle.
It got really bad in 2017 when I was getting ready for my dream trip--the Christmas River Market cruise. So bad that I almost went to my doctor for meds, but you know me, I like going the natural route. Here are some remedies that I found worked for me not only for travel anxiety, but also when every day pressures are heightened.
**Disclaimer: Please make sure to consult with your medical professional regarding these remedies. These are things that have personally worked for me from past experience, but I am not a doctor**
1. Bach Rescue Pastilles- These first two always come with me in my travel "medicine cabinet". They are the first things I think about whenever I need some help to calm the nerves. Rescues pastilles are used worldwide for that. You can find them at a health food store. They are made from flower essences and come in a few flavors. I don't know how they work, I just know that they have helped me feel relieved.
2. Boiron Gelsemium Sempervirens- Same with these-- I don't know how they work, they just work. I don't care if it's even just a placebo effect, lol, they work, so I take them. These are very small round pellets--you take 5 under your tongue until they dissolve. I take these if I feel my anxiety is stronger than regular. Also available at the health food store.
3. Deep Breathing- I'm starting to harness the power of deep breathing having started a yoga practice recently. I know the importance of deep breaths, and have practiced it before when I feel overwhelmed. There is just something about yoga that helps you take it to the next level, almost like meditating. It helps to be more mindful of my body and therefore helping calm my mind of the chitter chatter.
4. Counting sheep (or anything!)- Remember that last year I dealt with all my home issues? And Floridians, remember we how we were threatened with another hurricane coming. I went out in a full panic attack one night. I had to call three relatives to help calm me down, and the last one told me to start counting. So I laid down on my bed, and I counted-- 1 sheep, 2 sheep, 3 sheep. I thought, this isn't working fast enough, but I kept at and eventually fell asleep. I woke up about an hour later and the weight was lifted.
5. Essential Oils- I've mentioned these a couple times before--I swear by my oils and use different ones for different things. I use the brand doTerra--I mean that because these two blends I use are their proprietary formulations. Of course, I use lavender as well. The first one I use when I feel anxious is their grounding blend, or Balance. It has been scientifically proven to have positive effects in the body in a matter of 30 seconds. Another one that I use when I go to bed is their restful blend, Serenity, which has very calming oils in it such as lavender, ylang ylang, and roman chamomile.
Do you have a natural remedy that you love, but I haven't mentioned? I'd love to know, so I can have more remedies under my belt.
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