Another kind of stress during a trip is caused by the feeling of worries about things that will happen after the trip ends. It can be related to your piled up works, your electricity bill, your families, and many more stressor.
When you have those kind of concern during your trip, it will be hard for you to truly enjoy the trip itself. Instead of making the most of the trip, you worry about something at home or work. It can be worse if the trip you take is from of escaping from your responsibility. Somewhere along the trip, your mind will be bothered when you remember those things.
Dealing with travel stress caused by worries about post travel experience
This type of travel stress is almost always experienced by travellers. It is common to worry about things you left at home or work before travelling. However, you need to find how to deal with it when the worry doesn’t ease up the more you are in the trip. So here are some tips to help you deal with it.
Remind yourself that there is nothing you can do to now as your present is in the trip. Instead of dwelling on things you think should be done when you are at home, try to focus more on enjoying the trip. Keep your mind busy by visiting interesting place and meeting new people. Remind yourself that you will be able to handle those things that make you worry when you are back at home.
Try to look for relaxing experience so that you won’t have to deal with it feeling worried about post –travel experience. If you can’t help it and the anxiety is getting worse, try to practice relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or a simple breathing technique. Those simple technique will help your mind to be at ease at the moment. Thus, you won’t get too worked up.
Try to focus on the goal you want to achieve of your trip. By focusing on the goals you made, your mind will focus on that alone. Besides, you don’t have power to predict the future. Things that will happen when you are back at home is are out of your hand. Over-worrying about things especially the one that is not really happening won’t make them better. It won’t make the issue solved itself either. It will only ruin your trip and it is not worth it especially after you did everything to make the trip meaningful and special.
If you have travel companions, try to talk with them and discuss about things that make you worry. Talking with someone can make you feel more at ease. Your companions may also be able to keep your sanity before you lose your mind due to worrying too much. They can distract you in their own way. Is the stress is persistent to the point where you can’t enjoy the trip, spare your time for few minutes to do some self-assessment.