7 Things a Life Coach Won’t Travel Without
Holiday travel can be a whole different animal. Even the most seasoned jet-setter can get caught up in the frenetic pace and heightened energy brought on by record crowds and seasonal emotions. We connected with life coach Ryan Weiss of Waking Up With Ryan to get his take on how to keep it real in the face of delayed flights, lost luggage, and even middle seats. Keep scrolling to hear his travel must-haves.
“Here’s the thing, holiday travel is filled with stress,” Weiss admitted. “Flying is the ultimate immune monster. If I don’t prep for it, I feel terrible.” Weiss recommends packing vitamin supplements for a pre-flight preemptive attack to fend off any germs. "I can’t get enough of these packets when I travel. While you’re popping your Xanax, I’ll be popping my vitamin C!"
“When I am prepared, I travel with ease and the stressful things seem to slide off my shoulders.” Taking a Boy Scout approach to his personal airport routine, Weiss all about the advance prep. “We should assume that on a travel day, everything is working against us. Take all precautions to be prepared to get through the day with ease, and maybe even have a positive experience.” Get into the zen state and tune out the stress with noise canceling headphones and cozy travel sets. "Flying can be so overwhelming (especially the loud noise). I like to balance it all with things that shut me off from the outside world."
Essential oils provide holistic remedies, from naturally anti-viral solutions to soothing aromatherapy. Less intrusive and intense that perfume, switching our your daily fragrance with an oil is a refreshing yet subtle. "I like to bring my breathe oil from dōTERRA. I open the bottle up, lift it to my nostril, and take a deep breath. It’s just a nice thing to do for myself," says Weiss.
High altitudes can leave you feeling dehydrated and fatigued. Stock up on plenty of fluids before hitting the airport. "I drink a ton of water before I leave my house and on the way to the airport," says Weiss. "I drink water and only water on the plane—no booze, no coffee. When suspended at 30,000 feet and sitting shoulder to shoulder, water is the only way to flush your system."
We're digging a whole mess of podcasts this season. Weiss has his own inspired queue to share. "My favorite, inspiring podcasts are On Being, Big Magic, and SoulFeed, to name a few. I have them downloaded onto my phone via the podcast app on my iPhone. I always fly with a book and a relaxing Spotify playlist queued up."
"I do a healthy grocery run before I fly. Raw cashews, an apple, cut-up celery, and carrots are at the top of my list," says Weiss. "Plane food is not only poor-tasting, but it is terrible for you. I make sure I consistently have something healthy to snack on when I get bored in flight, which happens a lot." Grab your favorite healthy bites and treat yourself.
What are your healthiest travel essentials? Tell us in the comments below.