Travelling is a goal that many people share, be it for business or pleasure. The desire to explore the world, discover new places and meet new people is one that appeals to our sense of adventure.
Unfortunately, traveling isn’t always easy on your body. This is especially true if you are traveling long distances or have many different trips scheduled in quick succession. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to help boost your energy levels while traveling.
Travelling can be stressful, and stress can lead us to disrupt our eating schedule or consume food that isn’t the best for our bodies. And, of course, travelling seems to encourage the idea that you can eat whatever you want for the duration of the trip, be it because it’s a vacation and you’re taking a “break” from your normal routine or because you’re busy with business and want to grab whatever is easiest. It’s important to keep healthy snacks around that you can eat between flights to keep yourself energized and to watch what you’re eating once you’ve arrived at your destination. Try to keep your diet as balanced as possible.
Get Plenty of Rest
Travel-time is exhausting, and if you’re changing time zones you might find your rest time even further decreased. There are a few ways to combat this. First of all, if your trip includes long plane rides make sure to take advantage of that time to rest and acclimate yourself to your destination’s time zone. Once you’ve actually arrived, consider splurging a bit and going for accommodations with quality beds that won’t leave you in pain. Great mattresses often equal great sleep, and that’s something you’ll want to have plenty of while traveling.
Take Some Down Time
It can be tempting to schedule activities for every single moment that you’re traveling, especially if you’re going somewhere with a lot to see. While it’s important to feel as though you took good advantage of your time away and accomplished your travel goals, it’s also important to take some down time. There is no shame in eating dinner in your hotel room or spending an afternoon taking a quiet stroll somewhere nearby. Don’t feel as though you constantly have to be on the go just because you’re traveling. Your relaxation is important to your mood and energy levels.
It’s always fun to dress up for a night on the town, but it’s also important to travel as comfortably as possible. That means that you should consider giving your airport fashion an overhaul and focus instead on clothes that are easy to wear for long periods of time. Wearing high heels, for example, over the course of multiple flights and dozens of hours of travel time increases the stress you feel as well as the stress your body exerts on your legs and feet. This will sap your energy levels as well as your mood. Opt for flats that are comfortable and supportive instead. These rules apply to pretty any article of clothing you can come up with.
Follow these tips and you’ll be able to make the most out of each of your trips without being exhausted the whole time.
Laurie Larson is a freelance writer based in NC. She loves her ability to travel between the mountains and the beach in her state, but she also enjoys spending time exploring other places far and wide.
You can follow her adventures over on her instagram: @livinglaurie