As we begin to head back out into the world, how do we balance safety and fear?
I chatted with my dear friend and neuropsychologist, Dr. Kate Cummins, about anxiety in travel. As both an avid traveler and neuropsychologist, she recommends to,
“Make the decision prior to traveling that you have control of your own thoughts. When you start feeling anxious or fearful about the travel itself or safety, create alternative perspectives internally about the positive outcomes of your trip. This creates opportunity to connect with the reasons you’re going on this vacation in the first place, resets your worries to exciting thoughts, and will decrease negative emotion getting in the way. Most individuals are overdue for a reset after the pandemic, so remind yourself that you are worthy of the time off.”