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Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. I spent my time relaxing in Linden, TN with one of my gal pals Amanda. We had a great time relaxing, catching up, and enjoying the quaint little town. I’m home until tomorrow and then I’m heading to Pigeon Forge for a few days at Dollywood.
I’ve been traveling quite a bit lately and caught a cold in-between trip. It was my fault, I scheduled too much and didn’t take care of myself. Usually, I’m a pro at avoiding colds!
So today I thought I’d share a few ways to avoid sickness when you travel a lot.
5 Ways to Stop Travel Sickness
Water, Water, Water
Whether you’re driving, flying or on a train, you can never drink enough water. You lose a lot of water when you fly and water helps keep your body healthy. I try to chug a bottle of water before I go to sleep, again when I wake up, and then throughout the day. There’s nothing more I hate than waking up in the morning having a headache and feeling dried out from not drinking enough water. It also keeps you from getting a dry mouth.
Try to Keep Your Schedule as Regular as Possible and Get Enough Sleep
When I’m on media trips, my days are full of work and it can wear a body down when you do it often. It’s hard on the body when you’re not in your routine and traveling on someone else’s schedule. I try to go to bed as early as I can when I travel. By not sleeping your body isn’t getting the rest it needs from being in a new place and working a lot.
Pack a ‘Sick Kit’
I usually have a bag in my suitcase at all times that includes Aleve, my migraine meds, vitamin C, cough drops, Delsym, Benedryl, Airborne, and Emergen-c. If I feel a scratchy throat or a little stuffy I start taking vitamin C and airborne immediately. I also try to find juice or warm tea. And keep hydrated!
Another thing I pack is medicine to prevent motion sickness. Car sickness, motion sickness, inner ears bothering me, you name it. Whether it’s an amusement park ride or being on a boat, I tend to get nausea and vomiting. With that in mind, I always have Dramamine which helps in preventing motion sickness, or have medicine prescribed by my doctor. (This is not me trying to provide medical advice, just sharing how I treat motion sickness).
Try to Exercise
On a lot of media trips, you’ll get some time in the afternoon or evening to do your own thing. I usually spend this time catching up on emails, but should spend it in the gym! Exercise is a big part of my routine at home, it always helps me feel better and I never regret doing it. Take a walk outside and enjoy the fresh air or hit the gym!
Don’t Be Afraid to Say No and Take a Day Off
I’m on my third media trip of the month and today I’m taking the day off. To nap, do laundry, snuggle with Gatsby, go to dinner with Tim, etc. I need it for my mental health to keep from getting too burned out. It’s good for your brain and your body!