Heigh Ho Heigh Ho
Off to the airport you go…or
Heigh Ho Heigh Ho
pack up your car so you can go
Just the thought of going to the airport or loading up your car so you can travel on the roads during the busiest time of year, can create or increase anxiety.
Here are a few hints that can help decrease stress and increase the chances of having a more enjoyable travel experience.
1. Prior to packing, either have a list of the things you want and need to bring or put then in a pile or stack somewhere so when you are ready to pack, it is just a matter of putting your things in a suitcase or travel bag. It can be frustrating when you spend a great deal of time planning your travels, only to arrive in North Dakota without your jacket, or you have forgotten your glasses, or better yet…the gifts you have spent time shopping for (after you made a budget 🙂 ) and wrapping…are sitting at home on the kitchen counter.
2. Whether you are driving (or going by bus or train) or flying, two of the most helpful hints are to leave extra above and beyond time to prepare for you departure. In addition, leave extra time for traveling to your departure destination. If your schedule allows it, try to plan (for those of you driving) for traffic. It is not much fun to miss the holidays because you are sitting on I-75 in a traffic jam.
3. This one will be the most difficult…Be Patient. If you plan on a little frustration, aggravation, and traffic…when and if it happens, you will be prepared for it.
Try and enjoy the traveling process during the holidays, make it part of the adventure and remember the most famous question in traveling…..
Are we there yet??
Lisa Beilman is an Orlando Counselor who practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in couples counseling, stress management, career counseling, elder counseling, conflict resolution, Facebook counseling and family counseling.
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