By: Natalie Jean
Every season brings something new. With the weather about to warm up, road trips and more traveling is on the horizon! One thing that I've noticed as I start to travel more is the importance of taking care of yourself while on the road.
Coming right out of winter, you may feel like you're in the clear from the common cold or even flu season, but be careful! Hand sanitizer is your friend when traveling, especially when traveling in a public setting like on a plane or train. Today I wanted to share the top 3 things that I like to do to ensure I'm practicing self-care when I travel.
Whether you're taking a daily multivitamin, some vitamin C, or taking something specifically meant for travel, stick to a schedule! When your body is getting proper vitamins and minerals your immune system is stronger. Traveling when sick is no fun at all! So do what you can to stay physically healthy.
Making sure that you're getting sleep is so important when traveling! Have you ever been driving for hours and then you get to your home or hotel and sit on your phone or watch tv all night and then in the morning you feel about the same if not worse? Or if you have to attend meetings and go to events for a few days in a row by the time its all done you feel like you can't even walk straight. That shouldn't be what you feel like after traveling. Traveling should be fun, exciting, and rejuvenating! So, take a nap before you leave, turn your phone off at a reasonable hour and get to bed, try to get those 6-8 hours so you can be in a good mood and wide awake to enjoy your travels!
Whether you pack a face mask, a hair mask, body scrub, nail polish, or a delicious smelling shampoo do something to give yourself a little treat. Especially when traveling for longer than a weekend, you'll probably need a few hours to decompress. Treat yourself to something nice as far as physical care goes!
Travel is so much nicer when you are caring for yourself and getting rest. When you are in the moment and enjoying the people you're meeting up with or the places you're going and not worrying about being sick or tired or grumpy. Take care of yourself and make the most of your travels!