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Tips For Practicing Self-Care While Traveling

Tips For Practicing Self-Care While Traveling

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It’s essential to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul. What better way to do that other than traveling, right? After all, traveling is a form of selfcare. Alyssa Ramos, a full-time, self-made, solo traveler, rounded up 8 ways to practice self-care while traveling. 

Relax And Do Nothing, Because This Is Self-Care

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We know, this is easier said than done when you’re traveling. But trust us, you will be likely to enjoy your travels even more if you take a day, or even just a few hours, to do nothing.

Touch Base With Friends And Family

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A little bit of friend and family time is good for the soul. As fun and exciting as travel is, sometimes you just miss being at home. You may not realize it, but connecting with loved ones really is one of the best forms of self-care out there.

Go For A Walk

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Fresh air and some blood circulation work wonders for your body and mind! So put on your walking shoes and get moving. Not only will you be taking care of yourself, but you’ll be able to take in some sights while you’re at it.

Go With The Flow

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Having a plan of things you want to see and do is always helpful, but it’s also good to be spontaneous once in a while. Allow yourself some days where you don’t have a plan and you’ll see what we mean. Heading out and seeing where the wind takes you is such an exhilarating feeling – aka a great way to practice self-care.

Connect With Locals

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The best way to learn about a new culture or a destination is to talk to the people that live there. You’ll learn so much by connecting with local people, and learning is basically food for your mind, which is a great form of self-care!

Don’t Underestimate the Power Of Sleep

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You know the drill, getting in a solid eight to nine hours a night is one of the best ways you can take care of yourself. This is especially important when you’re traveling as you’re doing so many activities and taking so much in all the time. Trust us, you need your sleep!

Keep A Healthy Diet 

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A healthy, balanced diet helps keep your mind and body in check because you’re getting the nutrients you need to function well.

Meditate – It’s Self-Care 101

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Meditation is a really great way to practice self-care.  With its focus on breathing, it can help relieve stress and anxiety and keep you feeling balanced overall. Plus you can easily fit this into your schedule – meditating for just five minutes a day will go a long way to helping you feel like your best self.

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Time for my official two cents on #Coronavirus since I’m now getting contacted by news outlets for it. It seems to be in every country whose flag you can see in this photo, but is it really as dangerous as you think? . First and foremost, since I know this may cause a debate, please keep a few things in mind: these are MY opinions. If you have an alternate one feel free to share it but none of this “your wrong, I’m right” angry comments. . Second, keep in mind that I’ve been traveling full time for over 7 years, including during the last couple “dangerous disease outbreaks”. . Oh and also…I have a degree in Biology and Chemistry, and excelled in biochemistry (which teaches you how the human body works, how viruses and bacterial infections work, etc). . So ahem, here’s my opinions and some actual facts: O)The news is 100% fear mongering everyone, and infecting you with fear at a faster rate than the virus is spreading. O)Symptoms are similar to the flu, and like the flu, there is no cure (you can’t kill a virus you have to let it run it’s course then it dies on its own), you can only treat symptoms, experts say this is like a “really bad flu season” F)The scary statistics and numbers you see for number of people infected and deaths, is 90% in Hubei where it started F)Statistics you prob aren’t seeing are rate of recovery. As of Feb 19, the number of newly recovered patients has been greater than newly infected. O)The best way to prevent infection is to always wash your hands, limit what you touch in highly public places (like airports), and report if u have symptoms F) As of today there are 46,554 active cases, and 33,350 recovery/discharges. F) Out of discharges 92% recovered and only 8% died. The overall death rate is only 2.1%. Most who died have had former respiratory problems. F)8 countries have had one case and that one case has been marked as recovered. The US currently has 60 cases, 6 recovered, and 0 deaths. It also has more cases than the majority of other countries reported with them. F)On average, 56,000 people die per year from the flu or flu-like illnesses. Why is no one still freaking out about that? Ran out of space, more on Stories!

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