How To De-Stress After A Long Flight

While flying was once a privilege only available to the rich and famous, it is now a dreaded staple in most of our lives. Whether you are required to fly for business, to visit family members, or on the way to an exotic vacation destination, it can be taxing both emotionally and physically. Over the years plane seats have gotten smaller while the price of airfare has only gone up. Unless you are able to splurge for a first class ticket, you are most likely exhausted and suffering from cramped muscles after a long flight. Here are a few easy tips to help you de-stress after your travels.

IMG_08061. Exercise: Physical activity of almost any sort boosts your feel-good endorphins. While we all know exercising is key to a healthy physique, some of us may not realize that working out can also take our minds off stress, and improves our moods. Whether you prefer yoga, a swim in the pool, an intense run, or a simply a nice long walk, physical activity allows one to focus on something positive.

2. A Warm Bubble Bath: A warm bath not only feels good, it helps relieve stressed nerves and sore muscles. If you have soothing music available, this can also help take your mind off anything unpleasant. Please do not keep your source of music anywhere near the tub, you would think this is common sense but you never know. Also, using a few drops of lavender essential oil can help ease your body into sleep mode. If you do not have lavender oil, a few tablespoons of Epsom salt is also a terrific way to relax those tense muscles. Bonus: Epsom salt is incredibly inexpensive and you can buy it at any drugstore. 

IMG_12733. Reading: Picking up a light-hearted book or your favorite magazine is a great way to escape from the stress of your everyday life. Reading can relax the body, lower your heart rate, and decrease tension in muscles. I personally would not recommend reading a murder mystery if you are trying to calm down your brain, but to each their own. 

4. Wine: When all else fails, a glass of wine is usually a surefire way to calm the body and mind. Alcohol is scientifically proven to calm the central nervous system because it acts as a depressant. I recommend drinking no more than 1-2 glasses of wine with dinner. You do not want to drink heavily or too close to bedtime because it will interfere with your sleep pattern. Bonus: Red wine has antioxidants that may prevent heart disease and increase the life span. Cheers to that!Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 1.27.49 PM


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