6 Items to Create the Perfect Travel Anxiety Kit
Blog post by: @scura.con
Planning an adventure but feeling a bit anxious about it? Don’t worry, we got you covered with our guide to creating the perfect anxiety travel kit!
Even though we usually travel to escape stress, it’s totally normal to feel a bit anxious or stressed out when you’re on the road. This can especially happen when you’re travelling alone. But it’s nothing to be ashamed of! There are many ways to avoid or manage anxiety, even when you’re far away from your usual support system. Like with most things, preparation is key, so when anxiety does increase, or stress levels rise, you’re still able to alleviate your symptoms. And even if you think your adventure will be totally stress free, you can never guarantee a smooth ride! Wondering what we think needs to be part of your perfect anxiety travel kit? Read on to discover our tried and tested methods!
1. A Well Organised Schedule
If this is your first major trip, you might try to fit in tons of landmarks and destinations in a short period of time. If keeping on schedule can be an anxiety trigger for you, we recommend setting a well organised, and realistic, schedule. This means doing your research to see how long each destination or landmark might take to visit. In doing so, you might realise you won’t be able to do everything you planned, and that’s okay! A well organised schedule is better than an overpacked one, and is essential to reducing stress. It’s understandable why we chose this as our first tip in our perfect travel anxiety kit!
Another key part of an organised schedule is booking things in advance. Leaving things last minute can mean you’re left scrambling to find accommodation, or perhaps you’ll miss a sold out exhibition. And this can also add to unnecessary stress on holidays.
So, make it easy for yourself and write down everything you want to visit before you leave. Plan it day by day, and give yourself down time every few days so you don’t burn yourself out. After all, you are on vacation! And finally, we also recommend reading reviews to help find the right hostel for you.
2. Trail Wallet (For Managing Your Budget)
Sticking to a budget can be one of the biggest concerns when travelling; you want to have fun but you also don’t want to run out of funds. So, to help you stay on track with your finances, check out Trail Wallet. It will be your best friend when it comes to budget management and includes over 200 currencies! Click here to find more cool apps that will definitely help you when travelling!
3. A Soothing Playlist
Music always helps, so why not make a nice playlist that can help you de-stress? Everyone reacts differently to music, so rather than us suggest a playlist for you, we recommend creating one with some of your favourite chill tracks. But whatever you choose to put on your playlist, never play songs that might make you feel melancholic! Leave your past behind and start a new adventure! The playlists will also come in handy while travelling between destinations, so you might as well make a cheery one, too!
4. Light Luggage
Packing is probably the most stressful part of travelling. And it’s a totally unavoidable step. What if the weather catches you off guard? Or what if you overpack and get stuck with a huge luggage fee at the airport? To avoid all this, it’s best to lay your items out and only pack the necessities. A few shirts, pants, undergarments, toothbrush, other basic hygiene products, your phone, and you’re good to go! You also want to be aware of weight, because we all know how stressful carrying around heavy luggage is. And if you need anything else, you can buy it along the way!
Tea has incredible calming properties, so take some time to relax and sip a warm cup of chamomile. Pack your favourite flavours and blends, and make a cup when needed! Different teas have different properties though: chamomile is stress-soothing, lavender has mood stabilising effects, peppermint reduces feelings of frustration, anxiety, and fatigue, and green tea reduces anxiety. All of these feelings can come up while travelling, so take a deep breath, sit down, and enjoy your cup of tea.
6. PASS Re-minder Cards
Sometimes, when you’re too anxious, you can’t always think clearly, and you may start spiralling into negative thoughts. This just ends up making you feel worse, but there’s a cool way to stop them. PASS (Panic, Anxiety and Stress Support) Re-Minder Cards offer ideas to react mindfully to stress and combat negative self-talk. They contain positive affirmations, quotes, and phrases useful to get through an anxious episode. Although some may sound simple and familiar, they’ve been proven to work. And they’re the size of a business card, so you can keep them in your pocket and pull them out whenever you need them!
Where to Stay in Europe
Europe’s Famous Hostels is an association of hostels all around Europe and Israel. All hostels within the network have high customer ratings and meet COVID 19 safety standards! We suggest you check out our destination page to find the right hostel for you. Whatever your style of vacation is, Europe’s Famous Hostels has the perfect solution for you! We offer a wide selection of party hostels if you are travelling solo and want to meet new people. We also have hostels in beach destinations if you want to relax and tan. And, if you’re a real adventurer, we have a wide selection of hostels with the perfect location for some extreme sports! So, what are you waiting for? Click here and start your new adventure!
6 Items to Create the Perfect Travel Anxiety Kit
Travelling sometimes can be stressful, especially if you already experience anxiety in your everyday life. But that’s no reason to deprive yourself from the opportunity to travel! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to explore, experience new cultures, live unforgettable adventures, and create lifelong memories! We hope our our guide on what to bring as a travel anxiety kit will help you overcome your fears and start your journey. If you’re looking for more information to plan your adventure, or simply get inspired, click here to find tons of helpful tips and tricks. For all the latest news at Famous Hostels, follow us or subscribe on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Youtube.