Twin Flame Tea on the Road
Packing for a trip is both exciting and stressful. Making sure you don’t forget anything is hard enough, but add to it having to bring your work (if you’re like us you always do) and it can be really overwhelming. Here are some tips that we here at TFT are using ourselves to get ready for our trip to Chicago tomorrow!
1. Start packing as early as you can. That seems obvious, but it might not be in your nature. If you’re someone who struggles with packing early like I do, start a list on your phone and every time you say “oh I can’t forget this!,” write it down on your list.
2. Try to get a good amount of sleep before you go. This one is especially tough for me since I’m known as last-minute-Lucy when it comes to packing. What I have been doing lately is making sure I have a nice hot cup of tea with passion flower, peppermint, chamomile, and a few elderberries before bed. It relaxes me and helps me fall asleep a little bit sooner. Which is a real feat because I am truly a night owl by nature.
3. If you can, only bring a carry-on bag. It’s tough getting through airport lines and making the cutoff for checking luggage. I’m also a traveler that likes to get off the plane and run straight to my Uber or Lyft and get the heck outta there! I’ve had the airlines lose a few too many checked bags and it really puts a damper on the beginning (or end) of a trip.
4. Have a traveling routine. I’m an anxious traveler. Always have been. I‘ve travelled to Europe, Canada, Hawaii, and all sorts of other far off places — but I am still a nervous traveler. I do have one little trick that helps me though. Maybe it’s silly, but I have an airport routine. As soon as I get through security I go to a gift shop and buy a sprite, a snack, and a magazine for the flight. It doesn’t matter how long or short the flight is. I always have the same routine and there is something comforting in the repetition of it and knowing what I will do between security check and boarding. Your routine is probably different from mine and I would love to hear what you do when you are waiting at the airport to calm the preflight jitters.
5. Bring something along to occupy your mind. I love to download a series or new movie to watch during the flight. I’m a total movie buff and there’s not too much a good film can’t fix for me. Tell me your latest faves!
6. Bonus Tip: My hidden weapon to combat my anxiety is hands down CBD. I’m sure it’s different for everyone, but when my anxiety is getting out of control I put one of my tea bags (always in my purse) with full spectrum hemp in a hot cup of water and it has not failed me yet. Let me know if any of you have tried using hemp to help combat anxiety and how has it worked for you?
If you follow these few tips you‘re sure to have a less stressful time traveling, and more time enjoying the journey. Happy travels!