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Dealing with Negative Feelings During Travel

Many people think that travelling can cause positive emotions only such as happiness, love, excitement, or joy. However, it is not always the case because sometimes, negative feeling also emerge uninvited.it is also possible to feel like you have done everything to ensure your trip runs smoothly, but something still goes wrong and affects your emotions. Negative feelings during travel can appear invited or uninvited.

How to deal with negative feeling when travelling

Experiencing negative feelings during travel doesn’t always mean you do it wrong. Travel is often unpredictable. Aside from being fun, travelling can be confusing, messy, and frustrating as well. The point is, it is okay to feel those negative feelings because you can find a way to deal with them.

If you feel overwhelmed or clueless, try not to panic. Maybe the language barrier is bigger than you thought or the accommodation is not what you expected. Keep in mind that most travelers experience. Adjusting can take time and do not move in a rush because it can make you feel more overwhelmed instead. Slow down, take a breath, and think about the best approach according to the situation.

It is also often for travelers to feel extremely anxious. It is normal to feel nervous or anxious before the trip or when you are about to land on new place. You are feeling anxious or nervous because you are stepping into new territory. Your body and mind is still on the fight or flight mode. If you are suffering from extreme anxiety, you may need to see a doctor to seek help. If it is just travel jitters, you can push through or distracting yourself by thinking of all good things you expect from the trip.

It is also possible that you feel bored. It is considered negative because it can dampen your mood about travel. There will be times during travel when you don’t know what to do. It can be because of unexpected things such as sudden rain, or the tourist attractions you visit is not as exciting as it looked from your search prior pre-trip. Try new activities to kill boredom or go food tours.

Dealing with Negative Feelings During Travel

Loneliness can emerge during travelling especially when you do it solo. Feeling lonely sometimes is inevitable especially when you look around and everyone seems to have their own companions. To deal with loneliness, hop on Skype with family or friends at home. Or, go outside your hotel room and meet the locals. Sometimes, being around people without doing direct interaction is enough to kill loneliness.

Burnout is often experienced by travelers who travel for long-term. However, it is also possible to feel burnout during a short trip. Sometimes, it is because of too tight itinerary. To deal with it, you can pause whatever activities you have on your itinerary. You can even choose to do nothing at all and stay in your hotel room throughout the day. Or, try some self-care activities for the day to make you feel better.