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Are you one of the many individuals who get anxiety when travelling?

Knowing how to overcome travel anxiety, especially as we begin to re-open across Canada, is an important part in enjoyable exploration.

Whether your anxiety comes from simply preferring the comforts of home, or your travel anxiety is newly acquired due to Covid-19 over the past year – it’s a shared reality by many that you don’t need to feel any hesitancy in sharing. Regardless of the ‘why’ – the ‘how to manage it’ is key. And we are here to help!

Travel Anxiety Symptoms Explained

Although symptoms of anxiety may differ from person to person, travel anxiety will clearly be brought on by either a previous bad experience, the unknown of what may or may not happen – or anything in-between.

Either way, anxiety symptoms often have undesired affects such as:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea
  • Irritability or inability to sit still
  • Lack of focus
  • Insomnia

Depending on the level in which you experience these things, they can grow in severity. So much so that some may even experience a panic attack.

So – how can one best manage their travel anxiety? Here are some suggestions.

How To Overcome Travel Anxiety

Identify The Concern

As the saying goes ‘you can’t change what you don’t acknowledge’. So knowing what triggers you, can help you identify and then better manage the concern(s).

Prepare Yourself

Planning for the best but preparing for the worst will give you added peace of mind. Whether it’s money-related, ensuring someone knows where you are at all times, a plan to manage whether you get sick and what local hospitals are around; there are a variety of ways you can plan in order to lessen an overarching worry. Doing so ahead of time can greatly alleviate your travel anxiety.

Create a Distraction

Sometimes anxiety builds simply because we are focused on it. By creating a distraction, you will both redirect your thoughts as well as likely have an enjoyable time.

Invest in CBD Products

CBD is a great way to help manage anxiety and create a sense of calm without the negative side-effects or the “high” effects of THC. It’s an easy and safe way to take the edge off. Just ensure you are traveling in places where such products are allowable.

Our wide-range of BriteLife CBD products can provide you with the right dosage for the appropriate concern. We are always happy to discuss your needs and which product we feel will best meet those needs.

Overall, travelling is meant to be fun and full or new experiences. Not taking the opportunity to explore, due to the anxiety of travel, might have you regretting that decision later in life when mobility may become an issue.

We hope this article has helped enlighten you on a few simple ways to overcome your travel anxiety, helping you take a few steps forward in easing your anxiety while providing you with eager anticipation instead.

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