Traveling can be an exciting adventure, a relaxing escape, or something in the middle, but regardless of whatever type of travel experience you have coming up, the quality of your sleep (or lack of it) is a constant to be mindful of.
It can be difficult to be away from your routine, your bed, and the comforts of your home so here are some tips to create a home away from home no matter what type of travel you have coming up.
Create a calming environment
Environment does so much for our nervous system. When we are in an unfamiliar place, it’s common to feel a bit of anxiety or stress so it’s very important to calm our mind and body as much as possible. Bring essentials from your home environment into your hotel and travel stay to help ease any nerves you may have.
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One of my favorite meditation apps is Calm. It contains a variety of calming soundscapes, breathing exercises, sleep stories, and other modalities to help ease you into a restful sleep or even calm any anxiety you have. They offer a customized experienced to meet your needs.
Using an essential oil blend roll-on can really help ease anxiety and calm your nerves especially when on the road and traveling. It’s a quick way to create a home away from home energy with familiar scents.
Typically when you’re traveling you are on your feet a lot more than usual. Slipping into cozy, comfortable socks after a shower in your hotel room can be nourishing and exactly what your feet need. Below are some options that are comfortable and also moisturizing.
Traveling and being on the road can be a lonely experience if you are away from your friends and family for an extended period of time. Whether it is a FaceTime or text check-in with loved ones, try creating rituals around staying connected.
Create a routine
Traveling can throw your regular schedule off kilter, so do what you can to create a new routine for yourself. Since you’re not able to roast your favorite coffee beans or make your matcha, is there a local cafe you can walk to each morning? If you journal, meditate, or have any kind of mindfulness practice, is there a set time you can turn to these comforting rituals to help you feel at home?
Hopefully some of these tips help you the next time you find yourself needing to pack your bags for a travel experience.
Thank you to Sandland Sleep for sponsoring this post.