Seven Ways to Reduce Holiday Travel Stress

Published Date Author: , November 16th, 2011

Gay Holiday Travel TipsStuff the turkey, deck the halls and pour a glass of eggnog: The holidays are officially here! While this may be the most wonderful time of the year to some, it’s a busy season of high-stress travel and lots of anxiety to many. To survive this holiday season without cardiac arrest or a nervous breakdown, try following these tips:

1. Just say “no.” When you make decisions that value your needs, everyone will benefit. By prioritizing yourself, you’ll have the energy–and balance–to deal with everyone and everything that comes your way. If something stretches you too thin or isn’t in alignment with your needs, politely decline. While you may feel guilty at first, it gets much easier with practice.

2. Consider a hotel. If you’re traveling, staying with family or friends is an easy way to save money. But what you save in money you may pay for in added anxiety; they say that both fish and guests start to smell after three days for a reason. If budget allows, consider booking accommodations at a motel, hotel or inn–especially if your trip is longer than a few days.

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