Why feel so anxious when traveling? And how can it be overcome?

طقس العرب GO 2022-10-06 2022-10-06T10:58:49Z
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Why feel so anxious when traveling? And how can it be overcome?

Weather of Arabia - Many travelers feel a mixture of fear and excitement when traveling to visit an unfamiliar place, and fear may intensify for some people, and the anxiety about travel becomes severe, which may prevent them even from going on a leisure vacation, or a promising business trip. In the following lines, we share with you some of the causes of travel anxiety and tips to overcome it.

 

What causes anxiety about travel?

Feeling anxious before traveling is completely normal, and it is a natural response of our bodies to stress, but there are reasons that may increase the severity of this anxiety, so it is important to understand these factors to facilitate dealing with them and enjoy safe and comfortable travel. The most important reasons for feeling anxious about traveling are:

 

  1. Travel is associated with negative events and experiences : People can develop negative associations with travel through a variety of experiences. One study revealed that 65% of people who had a car accident developed travel anxiety.
  2. Fear of the unknown : A panic attack while in an unfamiliar area may also cause travel anxiety. Hearing negative travel experiences, such as plane crashes or foreign illnesses, can cause some people to increase anxiety, as well as fear leaving home, children, or pets.
  3. Biological factors : Anxiety disorders can also be caused by biological factors - some research suggests there are strong genetic links to the development of anxiety in young adulthood and beyond.
  4. Health factors : such as low blood sugar, excess caffeine, or stress.

 

 

Overcome travel anxiety

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help you better manage your anxiety levels. Before heading to the airport, you first identify your anxiety triggers and then you can start working through healthy coping mechanisms.

 

Advance planning

You can plan for many bad scenarios to avoid damage, by preparing for worst case scenarios, you will see that most problems have a solution.

 

For some people, the thought of leaving the house is what causes most anxiety. Leaving the home, children, or pets can cause extreme anxiety. But planning ahead can help alleviate these concerns. For example, a trusted relative or friend can be hired to help take care of plants, pets, or other matters while you are away.

 

Treat yourself to a little luxury

If things don't go quite as you planned, forget sightseeing, go to a luxury hotel and take some time to pamper yourself. Enjoy watching your favorite shows, reading a book, relaxing in the spa or even sitting on the balcony and meditating and enjoying the natural scenes, this will bring you back to your natural self and make you ready to face the world again.

 

Talk to a specialist

It is often easier to discuss your concerns with a stranger than with those close to you, and a therapist or counselor will be able to offer advice and offer some coping strategies you may not have thought of before.

 

Form a routine but don't be afraid to change the scene

Having a routine to follow every day while traveling will bring some sense of familiarity and normality to your trip. It could be something as simple as eating lunch at the same place every day, taking the same walking route into town, or going for a run every morning before breakfast.

 

If you feel that a particular activity or place is causing you anxiety, consider moving to a new place, even if it is not in the itinerary plan. Removing yourself from a location or situation is one of the best ways to deal with anxiety. The important thing is to remind yourself that you haven't failed. Indeed, this particular experience was not suitable for you.

 

You may also be interested in: 8 Benefits of Traveling That Boost Your Intelligence and Improve Your Abilities

 

Do a medical examination before leaving

One of the biggest fears people have before they travel is the idea of getting sick while they are in a foreign country, as they don't know how the health system works, or where to find the nearest doctor, here you can make sure you are in excellent health before you leave, and try to improve your fitness levels before leaving Travel.

 

Pretend to be happy and comfortable

Sometimes ignoring the feeling of anxiety and pretending that everything is fine is a helpful solution. This is actually one of the most effective techniques for dealing with anxiety while traveling.

 

Before you travel, learn more about your destination

Avoid ambiguity by asking questions and doing your research before you travel Find information about your destination and call hotels, restaurants and other points of interest ahead of time to stay informed and avoid surprises If you are visiting friends and family, ask any questions or concerns before you travel. On your destination before traveling and getting answers to your questions will provide you with comfort and fun during the trip.

 

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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