Top tips for stress free travel this summer

With today’s hectic and ‘always on’ lifestyle, it’s more important than ever to take time to unwind and relax. Spending time doing the things you enjoy with friends or family or even on your own can help to recharge your batteries and re-balance your well-being.

However, the truth is, going on holiday can sometimes be demanding and stressful in itself! The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to make your experience of travel this summer a little easier. RESCUE Remedy® has created some hassle-free travel tips to help.

Getting the best price

Trying to get the to best price possible can be time consuming, but to find out that you paid way too much for the trip is infuriating, so take your time and compare prices from airlines and travel agencies before you book. Look for discounts and discount codes before booking anything travelling.

Plan your journey

There’s nothing worse than starting your holiday off with extra pressure because you are running late or have got stuck in traffic. However you are travelling, be it by plane, train or bus, make sure you have factored in enough time for any unforeseeable delays.

travelling by plane

If you’re travelling by plane, try to pick flights that are convenient for you and won’t leave you rushing. Remember, if you are earlier there is always lots to do at the airport to keep you busy, so it is better to get there and relax than arrive late and in a rush.

Be prepared

Make sure you are prepared for all stages of your travel. From packing early and having packing check lists, to ensuring you have only the bare essentials in your hand luggage to save you time at security, preparation is the traveller’s friend.

Remember, even the best-laid plans go awry, so try to go into your trip with a sense of flexibility, especially if you are travelling with children.

Relax and breathe

Take items on the trip with you that you know will help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Tune into your inner positive playlist with a good book or your favourite tunes, it always helps to take items that will help you find your balance in demanding situations.

You can also practice some meditation, mindfulness or breathing exercises to help you unwind. With little people in tow this is unlikely – I just keep counting 1, 2, 3, 4 to make sure they are all still with me!

Think ahead to the destination

Don’t leave anything to chance when you get to the other end of your journey. Make sure you have all your paperwork to hand and that you have thought through check-in times for your accommodation. The last thing you want to be doing is wandering around aimlessly instead of settling yourself in.

Be flexible

Things don’t always work out exactly how we want them to and even the best laid plans can go awry, so try to tap into your inner control and roll with the punches.

There’s not much you can do about delays or cancellations, instead try to relax and make the best out of it. It’s also okay if you don’t get around to seeing everything you planned to, just let the day unwind in front of you and enjoy the experience with your friends or family.

Remember, holidays are a great opportunity to unwind and re-balance, so don’t allow those travel niggles to get to you. Maintain your inner control and keep on top of your travel with RESCUE Remedy by your side. It is a combination of five specially blended Bach™ Original Flower Essences and can be used anytime, anywhere and is suitable for all the family, making it a packing essential!

7 comments

  1. Great advice. I like to use a notebook to make lists of things to take, things to buy, etc. I make the lists well ahead of time so I can add to them if I realise I”ve forgotten sometihng.

  2. A useful reminder. Thank you. I always find holiday preparations stressful so put post-its all over the house with lists of the things I must do or check before I leave. Once everything has a tick beside it, I lock up and walk away with a sigh of relief.

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