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Re: How Do I Get Away From Me?

Posted by pegasus on March 4, 2006, at 18:16:21

In reply to How Do I Get Away From Me?, posted by Poet on March 2, 2006, at 21:15:32

Isn't it awful? I've been there too. I've had some wonderful travel opportunities, spending the whole time telling myself what a loser I am for not enjoying where I was. For me travel is a big anxiety trigger, maybe because I'm away from some of my usual comfort things. I travel a fair bit for work, so over the years I've developed some strategies that make it better.

1. It's ok to call home every day if it helps, or not if that helps more. Or several times a day.
2. Bring the ipod with soothing meditation messages to help get to sleep.
3. Try to make healthy choices for at least one meal a day, but eat *something* for every meal. Worry about correct diet at home.
4. Look for a yoga class to drop in on. The hotel can usually help with this.
5. Plan limited special outings. A pedicure. A visit to an interesting place. The trick is to make it specific and safe and not too challenging, and plan it before I leave. That gets me moving, and looking forward to something, without too much anxiety.

I don't know if any of this helps you. I'll send some positive travel thoughts your way.





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