Traveling by plane is not one of the most enjoyable activities there is. Just to imagine that we would be confined to strangers for hours at a time, in a small space and with a food that we cannot decide if it is bad or bad, tension takes over before we even board.
Thinking about it, it’s my travel to Bangkok where I observed few things and then I created this list with simple things you do to ease the tension during the flight. Try to put it into practice and you will have much more disposition to enjoy your destination when you get there. I speak with full knowledge of the cause, as I currently work with the body and know exactly what helps us to keep it comfortable!
It may seem strange this recommendation so basic, but if you pay attention to your body, you will probably realize that you are not breathing fully. We usually breathe just enough to keep us alive, and this will directly reflect on bodily sensations and mental state. The idea is to use the breath to help loosen the tension and relieve any uncomfortable feeling you may be feeling. After a few minutes, you will notice a certain tranquility taking care of you.
- Move around:
As far as possible try to get up from time to time and walk a little through the aisles of the plane. Stir your shoulders, head, neck, legs, arms and hands. Do not be afraid to look like a clumsy heron or an itchy worm, these movements will activate your circulation and prevent your body from becoming swollen or dormant. If you feel inhibited, try to make some moves in the bathroom privacy.
A simple stretching brings numerous benefits: immediate relaxation of muscles, relief of tension and muscle pain. In addition, it increases your disposition and vitality immediately. Stretch as much as you can in all directions and feel relieved.
- Wear comfortable clothing and shoes:
No one deserves to spend hours in tight jeans during a plane trip. Aside from being uncomfortable, this will trap your circulation and cause pain and swelling. Try to wear the lightest clothes possible and choose an equally light and comfortable footwear. And do not forget to stay warm. Your body and your feet thank you.
- Drink water:
That dry climate of the plane can cause not only discomfort like allergies and even colds. Usually the cabin of an airplane has about 10% humidity in the air, and that is very little. To help reduce discomfort, drink more water than usual. Avoid caffeine and alcohol in excess, these contribute to increased dehydration. If you can, give preference to teas, warm drinks bring us comfort and improve digestion.
- Do not eat too much:
We know that hunger anxiety and that eating relieves this sensation momentarily. But avoid eating too much during flight and prefer lighter, natural foods, and warm as much as possible. Do not drink too much soda or alcohol, this can cause stomach pain and other digestive ailments, which will make your trip very uncomfortable.
Chatting, chatting away, and sharing your plans with your travel companion can be one of the best ways to relax on the plane. If you are traveling alone, who knows is not an opportunity to meet interesting people and exchange ideas? One of these may even be a real friendship!
Reading is one of the best activities you can do during a flight. Enjoy the endless hours of travel to dive into good books, magazines or comics. Studying your destination in the travel guide is also a good option, you know, have fun and organize your trip at the same time.
- Distract yourself:
Listening to music, reading magazine and watching movies and entertainment series on board are great allies on long flights. Alternate ways to get distracted and enjoy yourself to be unconcerned with the serious issues of life.
There are people who can sleep anywhere and simply canopy. If this is not your case, make use of any accessory to help you relax and fall asleep. Neck cushion, earplug, mask and even light soothing are valid at these times. A good tip is to use essential oils like lavender and chamomile. Besides helping to pass the time, sleeping will leave you more rested after the trip.
Kazim Raza is a Digital Marketer and Search Engine Analyst. I love socializing and playing soccer. One of my target is to guide people how to earn a living via online marketing. There is a proper method to do this, and once you learn what that is, you become unstoppable.