8 Self-Care Tips for Holiday Travel
Whatever distance you're traveling, holiday travel can be a hectic, stressful, and sometimes aggravating endeavor. We have 8 tips to make your holiday excursions a little easier on your body, mind, and spirit.
1. Think of travel as an athletic event. Your travel plans may not include keeping score or competing against an opponent, but traveling demands many athletic qualities. Long trips require patience & stamina, and driving requires you to be even more alert and focused. Sitting for long periods of time can also be challenging and exhausting on the body. By thinking of travel as an athletic event, you can be more prepared to take care of yourself in a healthy, mindful way.
2. Get extra sleep and rest time. Travel can be stressful any time of year, but during the holidays there's even more to consider, such as weather, family dynamics, and the holiday rushes. Give your system a break by getting plenty of sleep before and after you travel. When you're well-rested, you can be more present and handle stressful situations more easily. Scheduling time for nurturing treatments such as chiropractic, massage, and shirodhara can also help you recharge.