Christmas is the season for love between family and friends, and we know that you will have a lot of travelling for the holidays. Oftentimes, travelling is a major source of stress because you will have to take a leave from work and house chores. Aside from that, travelling may become a hassle, given the fact that you will be tagging your kids along with that luggage.
So how can you have stress-free travel this Christmas? Here are some tips:
1. Plan Ahead
Let’s face it: you can’t do anything about this. So, just accept the situation and just plan ahead for next season. While you cannot control delayed flights and traffic, you can anticipate them. Think about the possible obstacles when you plan your travel and prepare for them. This will also create a mental plan in which you will remain calm and stress-free.
2. Take Time
Don’t go with the Christmas rush. This is the time of year when everyone is trying to get a lot of things done just to come home for the holidays. Give yourself more time to do work and more time to plan your trip. When it’s time for your trip, don’t rush along with the crowd. Relax and take time to enjoy Christmas decorations around you. Remain calm when you check in at the airport and when you are stuck in traffic.
3. Check Your Destinations
Everything is just a breeze for everyone now considering that with just a few taps on your mobile phone, TV or laptop, you can check out your destination. What is the weather out there like? Is there a storm approaching in that area? Is there traffic along that area? In this way, you will have some backup plans such as another mode of transportation.
4. Check Your Bags
This is especially important if you’re travelling by air. Yu can risk losing bags in crowded airports or long bus queues. Think about possible delays in travel and plan on how to carry these bags with you. Think of ways on how to safeguard against loss or theft.
5. Keep Your Kids Happy
What’s more stressful that a crying baby or a complaining kid? Before travelling, make sure that you have all the necessary things to make kids and babies happy so that your trip will be hassle free. Prepare enough food for long hours of travel and bring toys to keep them happy.
6. Think of Clothes
If you have a baby or toddler with you, consider having another set of clothes and for your little ones, since they may spill food on themselves or on you. You can also opt to dress in layers which can easily be removed as needed. Also, think about dressing in comfortable clothes while also looking your best.
– Medical Observer