Anybody that has traveled on a plane knows how stressful flying can be. An article from the Daily Mail Online even revealed that airports can be more stressful than work or moving to a new house. Although that sounds a little extreme, it’s not far off. Though there are factors that are beyond our control, there are little things that we can do here and there to stay relaxed throughout our airport experience. Here are three ways that will help you keep your composure at airports, which will ultimately lead to you arriving at your destination feeling refreshed and ready to explore your new surroundings.
[highlight color=”blue”] Valet parking [/highlight]
Manage your time effectively by driving to the airport and having a valet attendant park your car for you. That way, you won’t have the stress of finding transport before or after your trip – it’ll also save you from searching frantically for an available parking spot, and you’ll be traveling to and from the airport in the comfort of your own vehicle. According to Parking4Less, some airports including the world renowned Heathrow Airport even offer car cleaning and polishing valet services while your car is parked in their facilities.
[highlight color=”blue”] Meditation and yoga on the plane [/highlight]
Obviously there is very little room on a plane for you to practice your downward dog, but easy poses like the forward bend will release tension from your muscles. James E. Porter from StressStop.com suggests doing a few yoga poses while waiting in line for the lavatory. If you’re not much of a yogi, a good alternative for getting rid of anxiety on the plane is by meditating. There are plenty of mobile apps that can help you meditate, or you can simply close your eyes and focus on just your breathing, while counting each breath.
[highlight color=”blue”] Stay hydrated [/highlight]
Planes can get really stuffy, and unless you drink plenty of water before and during the flight, you could potentially get sick. Sickness increases discomfort and anxiety and by keep your body hydrated, an uncomfortable flight can easily be avoided. Many think hydration is only limited to quenching your thirst, but it also keeps your skin moisturized. Applying moisturizing on your face before the flight and keeping hand cream on you can have a soothing effect. P&G has some more helpful tips that will keep your skin looking fresh even after extended hours on a plane.