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Traveling can be stressful, especially during the holidays. The wailing children, the long queues and the crowded airports only add to the anxiety. People are usually stressed-out prior to the start of the plane ride. And it isn’t unusual to encounter more than your share of problems before you finally reach your destination. Here are some tips to calm you nerves before your airplane ride and travel smart. Also Read - New York Leads Coronavirus Death Toll With 731 Fatalties in 24 Hours

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1. Reach early

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Reaching early at the airport and having some extra time will do wonders to calm you down. You could get stressed out if an unexpected incident or delay throws off your schedule. The extra time in hand will help you to deal with such incidents and you will be able to relax. You can also checkout the stores at the airport.

2. Spend time at the airport lounges

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Use the airport lounges to relax before getting on to the plane. You can arrange a day pass for VIP areas or lounge to enjoy the complimentary amenities. These lounges are often less crowded and less noisy, so you can do your work or just enjoy your time there.

3. Meditate

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Yes, it really works! Take deep breath in and try to meditate. Relax and listen to your breathing. Few deep breaths will calm you nerves instantly. You should also try to concentrate on the destination and the things you are planning to do there. You must also understand that the journey is a small part of your vacation plan.

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4. Listen to your favorite music

This will change your mood and you will escape the noise of your surroundings. Use earphone to listen to your favorite music and relax. You can also carry a book. These things will make you happy while you wait for the airplane or travel.

5. Avoid coffee

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Drinks containing caffeine can exacerbate anxiety. Drink water to keep stay hydrated as dehydration will add to the stress. A glass of wine is also suggested to relax but it is advisable not to overdo it.

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