While traveling in and of itself could very well be a form of self-care, there are a few ways to avoid burnout, reduce anxiety, and navigate self-care while you're travel planning and after you're settled at your final destination.
Whether traveling or hanging out at home, planning your self-care needs before your trip is a reliable way to ensure you don't neglect or forget them
Plan Your Traveling Self-Care In Advance
Once you start putting off self-care for "later," you unnecessarily think you don't have time. You stop putting yourself on the back-burner by planning for it in advance.
Set Yourself Up For Success: Be Intentional With What You Pack
How often have you packed for a trip and realized you forgot something? Many families frequently run into this, creating lists of things to bring "just in case" that usually aren't needed.
Review your trip details to minimize plans needing to change, prevent anxiety, and preserve your mental health.
Try to stick to your routine as much as possible, including mealtimes and bedtimes. When you fly or are traveling for more extended periods, drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol and caffeine.