How To Deal With Travel Anxiety
How To Deal With Travel Anxiety
The thought of traveling can be exciting, but it can also cause anxiety, especially if one is visiting a place for the first time. Even if one is a travel enthusiast, it is still possible to experience travel anxiety if visiting new sites.

Travel anxiety is not a diagnosed health challenge, but it’s a mental condition for some people. This particular anxiety can be severe, creating travel phobia in some people. Due to travel anxiety, some people may stop going on vacation or having fun because traveling can be stressful.

There are certain things you can experience, which may be referred to as symptoms of travel anxiety; they are; 

  • Nausea 

  • Diarrhea 

  • Rapid heart rate 

  • Difficulty breathing 

  • Chest pain 

  • Restlessness and agitation 

  • Trouble sleeping/insomnia 

  • Decreased concentration  

Some of these symptoms can lead to panic attacks if they become serious.  

A panic attack may be noticed when there is a racing heart, shaking, and sweating. Also, you may experience a feeling of disorientation, weakness, or dizziness. Some other people feel disconnected from their surroundings or experience impending doom.  

Some factors that cause travel anxiety are; 

  • Previous accident 

  • Previous experience of a panic attack  

  • Story of an awful travel experience 

  • Biological risk factors and more 

Have you experienced travel anxiety before, or do you think you might experience one as you plan your next trip? Here are some tips for you to learn how to deal with travel anxiety: 


Snack on THC Gummies  

One can resort to some natural substance to reduce anxiety while on a journey. THC, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, can reduce anxiety when consumed in low doses.  

THC gets into the brain. It may trigger some mechanism, which reduces anxiety and triggers calmness for users. As a result, snacking on THC gummies or vaping THC oil might help reduce stress while on the trip. However, ensure the rules of your destination or aircraft allow it.  

What Triggers Travel Anxiety In You? 

So, one of the very best practical ways of handling anxiety before or when traveling is to know what triggers fear in you.   

If you have experienced anxiety in any form before, you know what it feels like, and you should be able to tell what triggers it. However, if you haven’t had one before, then here are some triggers you may want to know to predict yours; 

  • Fear of flying in the plane 

  • Fear of how to foot the travel bills 

  • Worrying about how to move around in your destination 

  • Worrying about the entire planning and trip 

Other things may cause travel anxiety which can also make you pinpoint your triggers; 

  • Dehydration when traveling 

  • Insomnia