Happy New Year!

I know, I’ve been slacking again. But finals are over and I’m rested up and ready to go. I’m heading back to North Carolina and thought I’d share some things about making the ride easier.

  • Don’t drive alone if possible. If you can bring a friend or boyfriend or family member to help you drive, it’ll be a lot easier. Move as much as possible while not driving.
  • If you’re driving alone, take frequent breaks. Every hour or two, take a five minute rest stop. It’ll take longer to get to your destination but your body won’t be screaming at you when you get there.
  • During long plane rides get up and move. Flying to Australia, my doctor told me to get up every few hours and walk up and down the aisles. It helps with circulation and preventing blood clots. It also keeps your joints moving so they don’t get quite as stiff.
  • Sleep. If you’re feeling sick, try to sleep part of the trip. It helps with car sickness and makes the ride go quicker.
  • Bring snacks and lots of water. Keep hydrated, especially on planes and always eat. No eating = no energy later in the day. You’re already going to be exhausted, don’t add to it by not eating and drinking.
  • Finally, bring more than one thing to do! Bring books, puzzles, video games, whatever you like to do. You’ll always have a choice if you get bored and it’ll help time move faster!

I know this is a short and quick post. And most of it’s common sense but really..I’m always surprised at what people forget!

 

PS: What are your new year’s resolutions? I’d really like to know!

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