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Anxious travellers who want to travel are in a bit of a pickle. With two opposing desires – the desire to go somewhere and the desire to avoid nervous diarrhea – life can get discouraging pretty fast. Here’s the cure: make a decision and get okay with it. If that means not travelling, fine. But if you’re determined to travel despite the accompanying anxiety, great! It’s time to take the journey by leaving your comfort zone.
But first, let’s address the elephant in the room: anxiety is terrible! Feeling anxious, whether travel-related or not, is so uncomfortable that most of us will take extreme measures to reduce anxiety in our bodies and minds. And then we may beat ourselves up for feeling anxious in the first place. Let’s stop doing that – it’s really not helping. Before you get on that plane, train or automobile, first leave your comfort zone by sitting with those physical and mental manifestations of anxiety.
“What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.”
— Carl Gustav Jung
Awful, right? But you did it and guess what? You’re still here and that anxiety is a bit less powerful than before. Keep doing this, as many times as required. Between these moments of mindfulness, go ahead and book that trip. If you’re like me and hate losing money, make it non-refundable.
“Don’t worry about the world ending today, it’s already tomorrow in Australia.”
Charles M. Schulz
Anxious travellers: here’s how to leave your comfort zone and arrive at your desired destination:
The trip from your comfort zone to a new city, country or continent may not be easy and it may not always be fun. Go ahead and do it anyway. Bon voyage!
By Andrea Bassett.