Use calming essential oils
One unique trick you can try is to make use of a diffuser with essential oils just before you leave, once you arrive, or even on the plane. Lavender and chamomile are particularly effective at helping to calm nerves as well as smelling delightful.
But besides diffusers, we’d also recommend spending your time before or between longer flights in a local flight lounge. While you do have to pay, these lounges are designed to help you relax, coming with free Wi-Fi, complimentary drinks, and sometimes even showers - and there’s nothing quite like having a shower to de-stress.
Save digital copies of important travel documents
However, if you’re more concerned that you might lose documentation, then our experts both suggest that you should back up everything digitally before you leave.
That way, if the worst should happen, you still have access to vital documentation via the cloud.
Take out travel insurance before going on holiday
And speaking of important documentation, both us and the experts we spoke with advise travellers to invest in travel insurance, no matter where they’re travelling.
Hardly costing anything but covering you for all the worst-case scenarios, travel insurance means you don’t have to worry about things going wrong and not being able to pay for it.
Finally, if you want to make your flight as stress-free and entertaining as possible, especially long ones, it’s always a good idea to download entertainment beforehand, as airport Wi-Fi is unreliable at best.