Monday, November 19, 2012
Traveling Tips For Flying
I used to try to stay away from water when I traveled because I was such a hassle to keep trying to find a bathroom. But now I try to drink more water (sometimes plain, hot water) than I do on a normal day. Being on a plane really dehydrates people so we need all the extra water we can get. I always have a water bottle or a travel tea mug with me so I ask the flight attendants to fill it up for me so I can sip it during the entire flight.
The first thing (after my wallet) that I make sure I have with me is food. I always try to bring my own food because I hate not knowing what I will be able to find at the airport or if I will have time. Some things I will bring with me are baked sweet potatoes (you can even eat it like a burrito), roasted vegetables, healthy leftovers from the night before, nuts, and fruit.
I used to try to get a salad in the airport but I don't eat raw foods when I'm traveling because it makes me feel less grounded. If I'm not able to bring food with me I will try to get oatmeal or a warm soup.
I always bring multiple forms of entertainment. I always have a book with me, either in paper form or now on my Kindle, wherever I go. I mean I bring something with me everywhere I go: to work, to the store, to just drive somewhere quickly. If I don't have one I feel like I'm missing something. But I tended to get agitated if I don't have other distractions when I'm traveling. I also try to have a movie or two on my ipod where I also have music and games. Most importantly I always have a track of Yoga Nidra on my ipod. I love listening to a great Yoga Nidra sequence when I'm traveling, especially if I'm exhausted on my way home.
If you are traveling during this holiday season I hope some of these things help you! And remember the airlines are not out to get you! Stay calm and take a deep breath!
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