Traveling has been a big part of my life this year, but it can take a toll on your body if you don’t put in effort to take care of yourself. I actually got really sick right before my New York trip from the extra hours I was putting into work and whatever else I was stressing about at the time. That is why it’s best to take some time out after every trip, attend to your physical needs, and rebalance before you go shooting off to the next destination.
Getting a good night sleep is often the one thing on your mind on the journey back from an exciting trip. Especially if you are travelling overnight and don’t sleep well on the plane, or you have been hit with a serious case of jet lag.
That is why is vital to make some rest and recuperation a priority. To facilitate this always try and book an extra day off of work after your return date, as that means you not thrown straight into things when you get back. It also means that you can actually wait until evening at your home destination before going to sleep. Something that can help you reset your body’s cloak and get rid of jet lag a lot quicker.
Back and posture
I don’t know about you, but travelling for long period of time, be it in a vehicle, train, or plane can play havoc with my back and posture. I think it’s something do with being stuck in that sitting position all the time. Too much sitting during a journey can cause back pain.
Luckily, I have found some solutions to deal with this issue! The first is get up and take a short walk during the journey even it if just at a rest stop, or down the aisle to the toilet, as this can help relieve some of the pressure on your back.
Additionally booking an appointment with professionals like Zenaptic Chiropractic when you return home can also be incredibly useful. The reason being that they can help alleviate any spinal compression with a series of safe and effective body manipulations. Or even go for a massage with a RMT! It’s never a bad idea to go see a professional to help reset your back.
Travelling is dehydrating, big time, so both during your journey and once you’re home, you must make sure that you drink as much water as possible and rehydrate your body. Doing so can help a lot with fatigue and jet lag, as well as boost your body metabolism. Something you may need to fire up to burn off all that delicious grub you sampled while you were away.
Last of all, anyone that travels fairly regularly will know the devastation that planes, air conditioning, and a change in climate can wreak on your skin. I had SO much fun on my New York trip, but the overnight travelling, lack of sleep, and overall climate change made me break out! Nobody wants a few pimples to ruin a good trip. SO USE A MASK! If it’s a long enough of a flight, I will bring a sheet mask or sleeping mask on the plane with me. Or take some time once you’ve arrived at your destination and apply a nourishing face mask to help combat any issues your skin might be having!
Masks can help to boost your skin’s natural repairing capabilities. Which will in turn keep your skin glowing and prevent that exhausted grey pallor and nasty bags from appearing under the eyes, even after the longest journey.
I know I’ve been posting a lot about travelling lately but I really wanted to share my experiences and what I’ve learned this year with you. 2017 is not quite over just yet but I already have a few trips in mind for next year! I hope you’ve been enjoying reading about my travels so far.
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Until next time,