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Four Ways to Beat Travel Fatigue

Do not forget to chronicle your journey of overcoming the monstrous hurdle called travel fatigue!

Exhaustion on trips is prolonged and accentuated by dehydration, impaired blood circulation and indigestion which subsequently induces bloating. Here are a few common factors that trigger fatigue:

Laborious travel schedules and especially the ones that encompass different geographical terrains and unique challenges

Sleep deprivation and jet lag

Binge Eating and excess reliance on beverages

Pay for a Brief Lounge and Rest

When you are constantly mobile, weekly, daily or fortnightly, the chances of being overwhelmed by exhaustion is undeniably more. The constant shift from place to place triggers stress. Be a little kind and empathetic towards your body and rest somewhere for a while to recuperate and heal. While lolling a bit may seem like a diversion from the plan and expensive, it would ultimately help you to adjust to the perils and demands of the trip.

Often on trips, you coil up on the sofa or car seats to rest which deteriorates the physical endurance to withstand long tours. The stay would allow some sound sleep, sumptuous meal and mental calm—invaluable if you wish to stay functional and wakeful on the trip.

Pack Healthy and Nutritious Food

Skipping on meals and relying on packed foods high in salt, grease and preservatives are prevalent on hectic travel journeys. Diet influences digestion and sleep, and, therefore, should not be taken for granted.

If you find it challenging to stick to your diet, research about the restaurants and eateries in the local markets; enquire about kitchen essentials. Avoid splurging on drinks that are saturated with sugar and calories. Steer clear from packed foods, preserved milkshakes, seltzer, spicy foods, citrus and caffeine which would aggravate nausea.

Fight Travel Fatigue Guilt to Recover

Too hesitant to accept the feeling of being beaten by the travel? It would only aggravate the unpleasant physical sensations numbing you from within. Many people feel guilty to feel under weather on trips especially when the trips are long cherished and anticipated, but denying only makes matters worse.

Take a pause and catch up on sleep, meditation and yoga. Connect with your family and friends. Practice mindfulness and reconnect with your feelings. Do not shy away from meeting your cuddle-buddies if they happen to reside nearby.

Experience the Joy of JOMO

Joy of Missing Out could be underrated but no less real! Disconnect for a while instead of dissociating on purpose when you are around friends. Use some alone time to de-stress, eat, watch movies, leisure around and sleep in plenty.

Puja Sinha

Coffee addict. Daydreamer. Hitchcock Fan. A post-grad in English Literature, Puja is a forever enthusiast of traversing long distances by rail. Her verticals of choice are entertainment, art & society. She can be found lazing in the garden when not fidgeting over deadlines.
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